Thursday, March 11, 2010

When you get to the end of your rope.....

Tie A Knot and HANG ON!

Ok, I've been hanging on now for months and I have been losing my grip these last few weeks.
We were all sick which threw everything off to begin with (the virus I mentioned in my last post actually turned out to be strep throat)
I got extra busy at work
Hubby got extra busy at work
Both boys have activities just about every night - baseball season is underway, coupled with select soccer for my older son and karate for my younger son
4th Grade homework and projects and studying, oh my

and worst of all, due to all of the above, we have had several 'last minute' changes to our schedules. 

I am NOT a last-minute kind of person.
I suffer from anxiety
I am a Type A-neurotic-listmaker-planner type of person
Toss me into situations where I need to adjust as I go and you are asking for disaster.

Case in point:
I haven't journaled my food all week.
I ate 5 Samoas last night. F-I-V-E.  Sigh.

Did I mention I am not a last-minute kind of person??

Ok, so I am committed to getting a grip on things. 

Step One is to recognize the problem.  For someone like me Chaos in life = Chaos in health

Step Two is to plan for chaos.  I need to have some grab and go snacks ready.  I haven't been able to get to the grocery store as often lately so I need to start scheduling that in.  I usually am pretty good about this but not so lately.

So many of my pages of my food journal are only half complete.  I do great during the day, but once the evening chaos hits I blow it.  New goal is to force myself to complete the food journal daily.

This weeks episode of The Biggest Loser was great for me - they had the contestants work a full day and therefore they needed to plan out their food in advance and plan in their workouts.  I need to make sure that I am doing this!

Hope you all are doing great, or at least hanging on to the knot at the end of your rope until things turn around!!