- Yesterday was the home inspection. A few things came up that we’ll be taking back to the seller for repairs (or for an allowance on their part for us to have them done). I’ve been a big, giant ball of stress for days. But there’s nothing major wrong with the house–it is, in fact, solidly and very well built. I’m no longer too worried about someone coming to buy it out from under us, though it could still happen. I’ve learned that more people are like my mother, who said it was horrible, and don’t see the amazing potential of this house and property.
- I have written this week. M: 367, T: 663, W: 188, T: 0, I was having a nervous break down, F: 816, S: 253. That only works out to an average of 381 on the days that I wrote, which is way under my goal of 750 words a day. I’m thinking it’s time for a goal change. I’m having a hard time focusing with everything going on, so I’m falling back to my comfortable old goal of 500 words a day. And if not that, at least SOMETHING every day. Perpetual forward motion, even if it’s slow, still adds up.
- Regarding Operation G.I.T…. It’s been a month since I got up the guts to weigh. I was up quite a bit then and then had my big foodie vacation and waited a couple of weeks to try to debloat and drop a little, get back into a routine, and then wait for the side effects of the monthly girl curse to pass. Weighed this morning. OUCH. Even higher and back into the next tens. I’m up 8.5 pounds since November. I calculated it…this is the end result of eating an average of only 200 more calories a day. Seriously? How much does that suck? 200 calories a day isn’t even a good dessert. 200 calories a day works out to 1400 calories extra a week, which I can wipe out without even trying in ONE MEAL OUT.
GUH.So priority one this week is to get serious again about weighing and measuring everything that goes in my mouth and tracking it (I’ve been really good up through afternoon snack and then I slack off at dinner…no more). Back to daily weighing to keep track. Need to change up my workouts some more, as I think my body’s gotten really used to what I’ve been doing and I’m burning fewer calories. I know how to do this. I’ve done it before. I just have to DO IT. And somehow turn myself into a stress exerciser instead of a stress eater. On that note, I’m off to burn some calories.
You do have a lot going on. I think you’re making a good decision to let up on yourself when it comes to ROW80 goals.
I really sympathize with your Op G.I.T. I’ve struggled the same way myself. Be careful not to stress yourself out.
Good luck with the house situation. I know it’s hard to keep focused on your writing when you have the “real world” causing stress! Hopefully you’ll get the housing taken care of soon and it will allow you to get back on track!
Relax, lady. Things will work out, just breathe.
With everything you’ve got going on, dropping your word count is perfectly reasonable. Over-achiever much? 😛
As for the diet…hello??…stress activates what hormones and body responses in the body? Survival mode! So it might be good to relax a bit there too and change up everything including adding a little ZEN quiet time to help your body drop the “hey, we’re under seige, save every calorie she lets in the door!” Just an idea.
You can do it! [cheers]
Both ‘its’. I’ve taken a vacation from writing anything for like three weeks now, and it’s hard getting back to writing daily.
The pressure of buying and selling a house…add that two writing – Yuck! I think you’re doing great. Good luck with the new goal, and remember we’re all in this together!
Hope the house issues resolve themselves soon and good on you for keeping at the writing if only in small bits.
The cute cookie cutter. I’ll bet few have been able to resist those desserts. They’ll never know what hit ’em!
I have started taking an iodine supplement, which has me feeling MUCH better. Also take green tea and cinnamon to aid in weight loss (cinnamon keeps your blood sugar from spiking when you eat carbs. I’m insulin sensitive, so stopping those spikes is essential). I may not be a goddess by summer, but I’ll be on my way! I’ve dropped 7 pounds in a week and a half. I’m happy (enough). LOL
Take time to breathe–you have a lot going on right now, a lot of stressors outside of your writing. It’s OK to slow down while you’re dealing with the house. I said so. 🙂
relax for goodness sake – selling/buying house way up high on stress lists – stop beating yourself up – you have written something anf thats good but even if you hadn’t – relax till it’s time. I symapathise on the weight – constant fight for me and I hate that just an extra 100 or so can make such a difference – hate having to count everything I eat. So with you all the way good luck for everything
I think you’re making the right choice by changing your goal. Hopefully all of the stress in your life goes away soon so you can increase it again. Good luck with everything!