I am so off of my normal schedule today... I had a conference call to attend this morning at 7:30am. Way too early!! I usually start work in the late morning and work into the early evening, so I knew this would be a challenge and I was determined not to be late to the call.
Normally, I would have simply gone to bed a lot earlier, but I had a hair appointment last night that was sorely needed. As I told my hairdresser, there was so much white at the top of my head that I looked like a really short snow capped mountain. That may have been the teensiest bit exaggerated...but my roots were grown out over an inch and I can see the white (maybe I wouldn't see so much of it, if I stopped looking for it). Anyway, the hair appointment was not something to be put off, and I didn't get home until 11:30pm. By the time I got to bed it was midnight, and naturally I could not fall asleep. Isn't that always the way?
I must have fallen asleep at some point, since the alarm jarred me awake at 5:30am. I really had to drag myself out of bed. It was an effort, but I was successful. Yes, miracles do happen. I made it to the office in time to get my coffee (serious meeting necessity) and ended up as the 2nd person to call the conference line.
As tired as I have been all day long due to the lack of sleep, it was kind of nice to leave work while the sun was still shining. I made a detour to Target on the way home and found a gift for my nephew, who is turning 2 on Saturday. A few other items somehow found their way into my cart, too, but most of them were things I needed (I made an effort to avoid the clothing/shoes/accessories area of the store since I didn't want to spend all evening there, which is entirely possible).
My victory of the day though (non-work related) is pushing myself to hit the treadmill when I got home. So far, I have been only following the food portion of WW, and had not started incorporating the exercise part. I know I can't keep putting it off, or I will plateau. I'm down 5 pounds over the last 4 weeks, which is a better weekly weight loss average than I've ever experienced in the past. I am fully convinced that it is related to me tracking 24/7 instead of just the 3 days before weigh-in. Making the effort to follow the good health guidelines has to be helping, too.
That being said, I did hit the drive-thru yesterday for the first time in weeks. I needed to grab something quick between work and my hair appointment (which is close to my home, but an hour from my office). I checked out the nutritional information before I left work and stuck to my pre-determined order when I got there. And then I kept my hand away from the candy bowl at the hair dresser's...
Previously, I would have let that trip to Burger King derail the rest of the week through the end of the weekend. I am consciously not doing that this time. Today I was right back on plan, including the exercise. I pre-planned/packaged my lunch for tomorrow too. I'm still hoping that I can maintain this motivation! Wish me luck!