I have to say, this week has been stressful for me. I was using the Myplate app on my phone to help with my diet and I almost always went over on sugar- due mostly to natural sugar. How can I really get two servings of fruit in a day if a MANGO puts me over my limit? Now, there are fruits with lower sugar, and I normally do that, but seriously 39 grams of sugar a day was not working for me. I would use at least of that simply having carrots, mini sweet peppers and the like to snack on for work. Not cool.
I jumped ship over to Myfitnesspal and am allowed another twenty grams sugar with their plan. We will see how I do. I also fear I am not using portions correctly. I have a kitchen scale that my husband assures me I am to use to measure out my stuff in ounces or grams. I got like five small strawberries in half a cup and I worry that that was more than I ought to have gotten. Maybe I am just overthinking this, as is my usual custom. Making time for the gym continues to be an issue unless I force myself out of bed and do it first thing. Let’s be real- after standing for eight hours I am not feeling like cycling.
One thing I have noticed, a lot of my work buds are super encouraging, but I have had some people food shaming me. I am allowed 1,850 calories a day- and usually don’t get near that many. Several hundred behind in fact. One coworker has hassled me in the break room though, telling me I am eating too much and she would never allow herself half a serving of blueberries or a protein water. She insists that I will never get healthy unless I eat under 900 calories a day. Yeah…. I am not doing that. I have gone from 232 pounds to 220, and I feel like I am gaining muscle. To me this is healthy. My goal was never to become a swimsuit model, but to be healthier and have more energy (emphasis on energy… seriously it sucks being tired all the time).
I am so excited! I got my first paperback read for review. I will hopefully get to Still Here by Lara Vapnyar this month.
I did finish My Godmother is a Drag Queen, and will review that today. After that I started reading We Are Never Meeting In Real Life. Full disclosure, while there are some real great parts I am having a really hard time with this one. I get bored and move on to other things (I bought the rest of the x-men blue and gold series and Detective Cross by James Patterson). Still this is my last book on this month’s TBR so I should have no issue finishing it and being able to read a bit more.
So that’s me for last week. What’s new with you?