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Friday, September 18, 2009

Gonna be another gain...

And it's all good yo.

It's been a very crazy busy week. To those of you that have e-mailed me and it's taken me time to respond, so very sorry. Also I've been lacking in commenting on blogs, I apologize for that too. I read them, well scan them, and if it really touches me in some way then I'll comment but...I just don't have much time anymore and the time I do have I'm extremely exhausted.

This past Monday marked my first full day back to work in years. Not any work mind you, now I'm a construction bitch. Since I moved to Canada 8 years ago, and got my first "real" job, I've been in retail. I've sold clothing, cellular phones, western wear, saddles & tack, and most recently biker gear. None of this has prepared me for the physical labour of construction. Or the pure frustration and anger at myself that construction has caused.

I've been a stay at home mom since my son was born. My days consisted of occasional play with the kiddo, games, feeding, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, etc. Now the kidlet's in full time kindergarten and I have a chance to make some real money, no more pocket change. Hubs has worked construction (building frostwalls in basements) for at least six years now. I'd occasionally gone to work with him helped him put in a bit of insulation, raise the occasional stud (damn that sounds dirty)...but none of it has prepared me. I'd have to say this is the most physically active I've been...well ever really.

I'd tried to get into my account on WW to change my daily activity level as I knew it would give me more points during the day to ease the insane hunger that's come with the activity, alas WW website totally denied me. So I haven't eaten the best this week. No excuses. I was hungry, so I ate, and it wasn't always healthy.

Tomorrow is WI and I know it isn't going to be a good one. I'm okay with that. However when I track my weight I'll be able to adjust the daily activity level and then I'm climbing off the roller coaster of fatty love (sorry Simone!), the ride has given me motion sickness and it's time to walk away. Back to constant tracking (even of the little things). I figure with my new ultra physical job and the 30 minute brisk walk to and from Tony's school in the morning I'm burning lots of calories...now I just need to stick with it!

The three week holiday ahead of me is a bit daunting...but not too much. Wish me luck!

3 comments:

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Good luck with all the stud-raising you're doing. I can see how that would work up an appetite. ;)

You may be tired, but you do seem to be in better spirits. Hope life's treating you well.

big_mummy said...

*giggles* you said "raising a stud". must be real hard work *giggles*

gettingandstayinghealthy said...

Keep in mind, too, that you are creating muscle, which weighs more than fat. There will be an adjustment period where you will gain, but it will level itself out and swing down that rollercoaster hill again.