Thought I posted here yesterday a nice long one but I guess it didn't go through. The system kicked me out for some reason so I had to log back in when I hit reply and I guess I thought it got posted once I logged in but it didn't.
Feeling crappy again right now but nothing food related. TOM showed up this morning so crampy, etc. I now in a few hours I'll feel fine again because it only lasts for half of the first day but I couldn't do my pilates this morning
and although I'd love to take a walk, I know I am still in need of close proximity to a bathroom for a while, so that's out. If I feel better tonight, though, I'll do some yoga.
Yesterday was first day of upping calories a bit and it went well. I think adding the little extra fats really made a difference in satisfaction in terms of food. I also think adding the bean portion to breakfast and lunch instead of splitting it up into another snack did a lot. I felt like they were bulkier meals so more satisfying. We'll see how it goes.
On the job front, I did get back an email from the college that requested the application and have a phone interview scheduled with them for next week. According to the FAQ, after that they review my application materials again and if all goes well, stick me into the next training. It's going to take a while before I actually start teaching classes for them (and the training is not paid, which is a bummer) but hopefully there will be some form of steady work. I'm still not happy with the fact that I'm only finding teaching "pools" going on for online teaching as opposed to permanent employment, but for now it's what suits me best. I'll just keep looking!
Animosity: Wow, it sounds like you had a really tough time and kudos to you for getting through it. It's a lot more than what I've done! But I know that this worked for me in Jan and I'm determined to put in the effort to make it work again. As for the scale, I'm like you - I hate weighing myself and get caught up in the numbers. I haven't weighed myself in a few weeks and have had a few binges since then, so I'm sure I'm up a bit, but one thing I want to do this month is stay away from the numbers, all of them - scale, tape measure, Fitday. I know it has to do with trusting myself and trusting the signals my body is giving me (within reason, of course - if my body is telling me I need junk food, that's obviously not trustworthy
). I never was raised to trust myself and my instincts, so it's really really tough. It's also one reason why I didn't make any weight loss goals for this month.
Figs: Great job with the weight loss. I like how you're putting it all in a graph, as it really makes a difference when you see the progress visually. I'm curious about how you're finding WW as a vegan. Do you go to the meetings or are you doing it online? I'm just curious as to how people at the meetings react to the fact that you're a vegan (if you go).
cowgirrl: Welcome! I'm also taking a stab at cutting out coffee this month. It's weird, because I have no problem giving up dairy foods once I cut them out entirely, but the one thing that makes me miss them is drinking coffee, even if I get the choicest soy latte. I used to LOVE coffee and half-and-half and I guess just drinking coffee any other way is a trigger for me. The crappy thing is that, although I like tea, I also like it sweet and tend to put a lot of Splenda in it. I've tried using other natural sweeteners (like xylitol and stevia) but they never are sweet enough. But if it's a choice between artificial sweetener or animal products, AS wins hands down!
Hope everyone has a good Monday!