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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Desk Job... UGH

Well I always start out telling you how I did for the week, I did fine.  I lost .4 lbs this week.  Did I meet my goal from last week?   Do you remember what it was?  It was to meet my ActiveLink goal each day.  I did not meet my goal, but shit... I came so close.  There were two days of the 7 that I didn't meet or exceed my goal... and if I average it all out - I did meet it.  So I'm not down on myself at all, but I do need to step it up - no excuses.  If I want it, I need to earn it!

Anyway onto my topic of DESK JOB.  Do you know how hard it is to move enough during the day when you have a desk job?  How it affects your life and how much harder you need to work after work to get enough exercise in for the day?  OMG I sure do.  Over the last week, I've watched my numbers through ActiveLink and honestly... I do not move much when I'm at work.  So this week, I tried getting up more to get water... and drinking it faster than normal.  Which made me get up more to go pee.  So I did move much more this week, but it's tough to do when you've got a crap ton of things going on and meetings to attend.  So next week I need to figure something else out.  Maybe I don't take that hour lunch - maybe I take a half hour and walk outside for a half hour.  I know many people at work would do that with me if I asked.  So that's what I'm going to do... first probably do it myself then ask others to join.  I'm easily influenced to not do things, so what I'm going to do is walk first - then eat.  Eating will be my own little reward.

I have to elaborate more on my topic too... because I'm watching my husband struggle now with having a desk job.  All his adult life he's had physical jobs.  In the last 4 months, his company has brought him in the office to start bidding on jobs instead of in the field working the jobs.  I've seen him put on quite a bit of weight in the last few months and just recently have heard him say how fat he's getting and I can see it's affecting him. When we met, he probably weighed 30lbs less than he does now... or actually not sure how much he weighs now it could be an even larger number.  He gained weight with me, but definitely not at the rate or amount than I did and I've felt super guilty about the amount I've gained... so I cannot fault him for gaining at all.  Since I gained probably 120 since he's met me... that's a whole fricken person!!!

Anyway, I don't want to say I'm happy about it at all, but in a way I am because I don't think he ever understood how it was to have an office job.  You see a physical job wears you out physically... (duh) but these friggin desk jobs wear you out mentally.  I think that's almost worse... then when you're tired from that you want nothing else to do in the evening but wind down and relax. So, I'm just glad he can now see it from my point of view... although I don't think we'll ever see it the same since he's never really had a "weight" problem like I have.  I do think he's on the verge of doing something about his weight gain... so hopefully we can work on it together some more.  He's been great for me through my weight loss so far and I'll definitely be there for him because it will only help the both of us!

I feel like I just totally rambled on... I hope all of that made sense and doesn't seem so jumbled.  I do feel a bit jumbled these days - so please forgive me.

So, what are my goals this week????

I am not giving up on making that exercise 7 days a week goal, there's NO reason why I can't when I can go for a 40 minute walk and make my goal every day. I did OK with food this week, so I don't think I need to make a food goal... especially with having an exercise goal again.

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Take care and good luck this week!

I can't wait until I'm Healthfully Ever After.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Tabitha! I agree with your comment on having a desk job AND mental exhaustion. Some days are so draining that by the evening I have to force myself to do anything more than what absolutely has to get done. Good luck with goals this week!

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