Friday, July 8, 2011

I might be crazy, but I can blame the carbs...

Are the days getting shorter? I think they are. I think someone has stolen a couple hours from each day. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.


I promised I'd be transparent with you throughout this journey, so in the spirit of that...


the diet sucks.


Lol. I'm flagging. My energy levels are nowhere near stable - one moment I'm fine, the very next I'm crashed. It's insane. My hubby says to me last night, after watching one of these quick-changes, "I'm sorry the diet sucks so much. You've only got 8 weeks left, right?" I had to correct him. This isn't the sucky part of the diet. This is the transition part of the diet that prepares you for the sucky part of the diet. I start the sucky part in a week. I'd love to just not think about what's ahead, but you know me... I have to prepare, and I have to have creative tasty food / recipes ready to go when I hit that stage, otherwise I'll lose my mind. My calories will be cut. In theory, this would take me from 6 meals down to 5, in addition to the carb cutting. In reality, I'm going to do everything I can to save my bedtime protein ice cream, lol. I will tweak and cut from everywhere except breakfast and my ice cream. As long as it's in my power to do so, anyway. Hahaha. I'll follow the plan, but if I can tweak it and make it my own - then I can follow the plan and retain a little of my sanity.


Tomorrow marks 7 weeks. I absolutely cannot believe how it's flying by. I want to catch hold and slow it down a bit - I want to savor the experience a little more, but instead I feel I'm rushing from one responsibility into another. Today, for instance. You already know how crazy my morning was. At work, I got stuff done, ate, then headed out at lunchtime to hit Walmart for a few things. You see, I can't do my usual food prep on Sunday this week, as we have a party to attend; all my shopping/prepping has to be done Saturday - Saturday which also includes class & cardio. Add my usual chores like laundry and so on. Plus, I'm supposed to be spending quality Vitamin D time in the backyard to prep for my show-tan. That hasn't been happening. I feel behind and rushed. 


Anyway, so I picked up Swai at Walmart (way cheaper there!), some tea, and a few odds and ends, came back to the office and ate lunch while updating a few more tasks. In my head I have all these things running around... stuff I have to do, buy, find, accomplish, AND my coach told me today that I'm not getting enough sleep, and have to make it happen. She's absolutely right, and I will make it happen, but I found myself in tears wondering how the hell I was going to get everything done if I have to go to bed at 9pm... no, be ASLEEP by 9pm. Yes, it was a My-Carbs-Are-Reduced-And-This-Is-The-End-Of-The-World moment. While the tears passed, the stress didn't.


Then, through some horrible circumstances (not mine), I have the rest of the afternoon off... soon as I finish this, I'm out of the office. And guess what? I froze! Panicked! What do I do with this extra time??? Do I do laundry? Grocery shop? Cardio early (planned for 5:30)? Recipe test? Work on the downloadable recipe book? Food prep? What do I do????


Yes, folks... I am losing my mind. How ridiculous is this? So, what I'm doing is a couple small tasks here in the office, then I'll hit the grocery store, then home to unload. I will then go do my cardio. After, I will shower, have dinner, try to work on the recipe book, and finish planning for the new diet. Then I will have ice-cream and go to sleep.


At least, that's the plan.



Happy Friday!


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6 comments:

  1. Chelle,
    I have been following your blog for the past year. I am so impressed by your moxie! Maybe even more than that, your honesty. It is so refreshing. You infuse so much humor and grit into your blogs. You seriously need to write a book about your prep from beginning to end. Thank you so being an inspiration to all women, but especially those of us in the over-40 crowd. I need to stop living vicariously through you, stop making excuses, get off my fanny and follow your plan. Thank you for letting me tag along on your adventure. Lori

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  2. Chelle, you can totally do this! I am about 12 weeks behind you and I already feel exhausted, but that could be the 4am wake up calls. One foot in front of the other!!

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  3. Hang in there. We the readers are impressed, encouraged and a little amused, too. Keep it up - the stage is right around the corner!

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  4. oh Chelle, how could you not be frazzled on occassion. seriously I do not know how you fit everything in. you are a force to be reckoned with for sure!!!
    have a nice weekend, what ever that looks like for you!
    lynn

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  5. You are so inspiring! It is good to know that being frazzled isn't a one-member club! Thank-you for all the motivation - and try to take a moment (or 1/2 a moment lol) to enjoy your journey - it will be so worth it when you reach your goal!

    Michelle (newtnest)

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  6. 7 weeks AMAZING! you are going to rock it. believe me my emotions were everywhere too. : ) Hopefully you were able to fill your time :)

    lots of love hun!

    7 days as of tomorrow!

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