Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Breakin'

I've been off work this week for spring break. Just enjoying being off work. Riding my bike most everyday. Taking Sydney for walks and doing a few DIY things around the house. I think I'm going to get some flowers today for the yard. We have been having the most perfect weather.

On the diet front, things are moving along pretty good. I've lost 14 lbs since January 18th (the day I decided to get back to low carbing). And, while some days I still have a few too many carbs, the next day I cut back so it seems to be working. As long as I stay active I believe the scale will keep moving in the right direction.

Next week at work, I'll be doing the work of two people for about six to eight weeks. (A co-worker is having surgery and will be out.) Going in at 6am and leaving...whenever I get most of it done. I may even be working a few Saturdays. I am looking forward to the overtime (cha-ching) and I'll be too busy to snack, but I'm worried about being too tired to ride in the evenings. And getting to bed early for me will be a stretch. I'm a night owl, so going to bed before 10pm is unheard of in this house. Add to this the fact that we are being moved into temporary buildings this week while we are all off, and you can see the stress meter rising.

I have noticed something lately. Since I've been eating less carbs, I don't feel out of control around food. Well, that's not saying I'm not tempted. But I feel in control. That's what's important.

I hope you are having a great week.


  1. Nice to have time off for spring break! I'm glad the weather has been "springlike" for you to enjoy.

    I really think it's true that when you break the high carb cycle, you eventually lose your desire for them (mostly, anyway). Sugar is an addiction, the more you eat, the more you want.

    I hope that Sydney's weight loss and exercise program is going as well as yours!

  2. love love love the pic! YAY bikes!! And sun and getting outside before its too hot!!

    Yes, OT is great ($$$$) be sure to plan carefully and take good power foods to keep you going throughout....NO CARBS! ;)

  3. Great job on the weight loss. Wow.
    I'm working at eating low carb but I'm just learning how to do everything. Definitely less hungry!

    I am loving this weather. It really is perfect for getting outside.

  4. Love your blog! I am your newest follower! :) Erin

  5. That's good news all around. :)

  6. this is really motivational stuff too! =)

    good work! keep at it, then post on here! gonna be awesome!! =)

  7. You know that is quite a chunk of change to lose since January. I'm proud of you.

    I hope it's sunny and warm where you are cuz it ain't here.
    Poured down rain on me this morning.

  8. Hey there, Tena! How are you? Just checking in and missing you. Hope everything is fine.

  9. Just checking in - saying HI!

  10. Now 5 weeks!? I'm going to goodreads to see if you're reading.