Not a pound loss, but still a loss and after this week I will take it. This was a rough week. There was no major crisis that I can point to and say ‘you, you were the cause of everything’. It was just a lot of little things that got knocked slightly off balance.
For example,there is a house being built on the other side of the street directly across from our bedroom. Our neighborhood was built in the 1940s-50s and the houses show it. There was an area that was left alone for some reason when the neighborhood was established. It is a double lot and someone bought it and is now building a rather substantial home on the lot. I think they are trying to make it blend into the neighborhood, but it is twice the size of every other house so I’m pretty sure that is a losing battle.
They have actually been really respectful in their building efforts, but they needed to do some connecting or something this week that caused them to shut down the water for a few hours every night to work. To their credit, (or the city’s) they sent out a notice and worked in the wee hours of the morning (1-4 am). So everyone was without water when most of us were sleeping. Or trying to sleep. They weren’t noisy exactly, but the machinery gave out a low grade hum that you could feel rattling inside your ribcage. It was like trying to sleep in one of those old magic finger beds.
I’m pretty sure the construction can also be blamed for knocking out the internet as well. Actually I know they can because they apologized for it. It turns out that I am not the only one who works from home as several of my neighbors washed up in the library with me and their laptops that day. Work was done and no lasting damaged caused but everything was sort of like that. One or two extra steps added to each task until I felt very much like Sisyphus. I can’t remember what he was being punished for when rolling that ball up the mountain forevermore but I am certain I didn’t commit it and demand an appeal.
All in all nothing really wrong happened, but everything conspired to make the week feel like an effort from the flat tire to the neighbors dog deciding that he was part rooster and needed to greet the dawn with a howl three days running. I also wore my workout clothes more than usual since I knew if I didn’t put them on as soon as I woke up, I wasn’t going to the gym.
Admittedly, I also had to leave my gym bag at home and drive home stinky too this week. My gym is located right next to the grocery store and either they have shifted their schedule or my timing was just a little bit off, but this week I left the gym just as the scent of the rotisserie chickens began wafting over the parking lot.
Cookies I can ignore, but roast chicken and fresh bread are my weaknesses. Apparently I am not alone in this as I saw several folks from the gym led to the store pied piper like by the scent as well. Which is why I waited to shower until i got home. I wasn’t going into the store sweat drenched with my hair sticking up if I could help it. Clean and changed I would have taken down those chickens like a cartoon wolf.
Temptation was great this week.
Stress was high.
Sleep was low.
But at least I didn’t gain anything.
I am really looking forward to my afternoon face mask. Today will not be a five minute session, oh no. Whatever mask I chose will be a fifteen to twenty minute one. And there will be candles. Oh yes, there will be candles.
Okay enough of my rant. To the stats.
Starting weight: 246 lbs
Last week’s weight: 205 lbs
This week’s weight 204.6 lbs
This week’s loss: 0.4 lbs
Loss thus far: 41.4 lbs
Left to lose (apx): 81.6 lbs
This weekend I will clear my mind, let go of the past week’s stress and start Monday fresh. To be honest, despite the one step forward two steps back nature of the week, I actually got more done than I expected. It turns out irritated determination can take you pretty far.
My plan is to get the rest of what I need to get done completed before I apply my face mask so I can start my weekend early and take the rest of the afternoon off. With luck, I can pull it off. Happy Friday everyone. And I’ll try for less rants next week. Promise.
Fingers crossed everyone, I’m about to scale the heights of paperwork mountain.