Ugh, yes. I was already in a downward spiral after not hitting my (already lowered) goal in August and the hurricane stress and disruption was terrible. I still haven't gotten my mojo back and have regained 8 lbs. I'm struggling to get back on track.
Starting weight: 241 lbs Feb 2016 (Started Belviq and restarted SP) 5% goal: 229 Met 03/25/2016 10% goal: 217 Met 08/23/2016 (joined the gym earlier this month) 15% goal: 205 Met 11/18/2016 20% goal: 193 Met 03/06/2017 25% goal: 181 Met 07/04/2017 30% goal: 169 35% goal: 157 38% final goal: 150
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current weight: 184.0
Fitness Minutes: (76,257)
8,732 10/13/17 7:45 A
I had a difficult time with Irma. The preparations before stressed me out. Not knowing if your home will with stand 150 mph winds made me stress eat. When the power went out, we tried to eat what was defrosting in the freezer, sometimes eating meat 3 times a day, and little or no fresh veggies. Schools were closed for 10 days, and I had no motivation to workout, especially when I spent the entire day sweating.The result was a 3 pound gain. So I feel you.
But life is normalizing once again. And I'm back on track and making good choices. Focus! We can do this!
For the major disruptions, when it comes to health issues I focus on making the best choices I can within the given set of circumstances being adaptable to them. I cannot change what's happening but I can change how I cope/react to it.
Take it one thing at a time again! Today I'm focusing on drinking plain water (and thereby reducing coffee, crystal light, and even the occasional diet soda).
We didn't have electricity for 36 hours after Irma. My freezer and frig became iceboxes. I ended up with lots and lots of food with ice crystals but not frozen solid. Some I cooked and refroze. Some I thought I'd get cooked but ended up having to throw away. We have tried to eat all the food that went through Irma, but I tried to eat sensible amounts. Stress eating before hand was a bit of a problem for me. It seemed like we were anticipating the destruction for a week or more, and then it came.
We still have so much debris. I run and so many trails, roads, sidewalks are all stacked with debris. I use my FaceBook group to identify places we can run and still I find myself sometimes getting scratched legs from dodging cars on debris lined roads.
Hubby fell off ladder putting up plywood. He bled. A lot. I pulled a shoulder muscle holding the boards for him. Don't know when we'll ever get the wood off the windows. He is sleeping better with more dark; I don't like the darkness. I want him to hire someone, but I don't think he will. His excuse is that hurricane season isn't over. Sigh.
But we can do this. There are always challenges to healthy living, but do what you can each day. Do the best you can. Even when it isn't great, my experience has been as long as I don't give up, I will get it back. You can, too.
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Best wishes to you getting back on track. I have gone through something similar (different cause though), I was really sick with pneumonia. Kind friends brought me food. Some was healthy, but a LOT was not. No problems when I was too sick to have an appetite, but as I got better I was ready to eat again -- before I could go grocery shopping. Oh well I am getting back on track! And gradually getting back to exercise. I started like a beginner, walking 10 easy minutes, and have been gradually adding distance and time.
Pounds lost: 19.2
Fitness Minutes: (78,920)
9/30/17 1:48 P
Any kind of disruption can put you off track for a bit -- something as big as a major hurricane and the aftermath I can only imagine is beyond difficult! Just do the best you can while things are still getting back to normal, and try to rebuild as much of your "normal" as you can as things come back online for you.
We were among the lucky few whose power stayed on, but I missed nearly a week and a half of work. On the home front, there was the stress of getting ready for the storm, the long and scary night, and then all the cleanup. Back at work finally, things are still hectic, and many of us feel like we have hurricane hangover.
"Sable" Clearwater, FL Eastern Standard Time
"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." Confucius
Pounds lost: 20.8
Fitness Minutes: (107,755)
7,001 9/26/17 7:51 P
I understand the disruption while we did not have to evacuate we still had loss of power , the waiting and then the deafening sounds of the winds that just pressed on our home for hours ! I am having a hard time getting things back . I am getting the exercise though !
Hurricane Irma or any disruption in your life. Are you having problems getting back on track? Stress eating was a problem for me the past couple weeks with evacuation, then clean up. I'll get back to the gym today and yesterday started tracking again.
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