So my new job involves… a lot of sitting. There are at times a lot of ladder climbing, and a lot of running back and forth from the warehouse to my desk, but lets face it… Kris is now a desk jockey and her caloric intake needs to change. How do I know this? Well the scale has not been my friend. Due to the shift in my sleep pattern I have had ZERO energy to go to the gym like NONE. I starter regaining momentum and now they are cranking my hours around again.
Once my schedule is set in stone I will have no issues forcing myself to pick a class, or a new gym if need be, and making the commitment and getting back there, but my body needs the sleep right now. This coming week I will need to be at work at 4am every day. That means the alarm will be ringing at 3:00am every morning. That is an ungodly hour, but I will be logging out of work at 2-ish. Which will end up being a perfect time to hit the gym when I am finally stable.
I however have forgotten that with less activity to crank back my calories significantly. Yep, things are not happy in diet-land. I have not fallen victim to ordering in lunches or anything like that. I pack my salads and yogurts etc. However I am falling into that get home and I am hungry while making dinner problem. I start eating, then eat a few hundred calories, (cheese, or crackers or nuts etc) then dinner. This week I am plotting everything out. I wont have time to be messing around at home with cooking something complicated, I need to take tomorrow and shop and prep EVERYTHING for the week. Cut up not just the veggies and lay out my fruit but cut up whatever proteins I will be cooking for the week, etc.
So I am going to try a spreadsheet/chart type deal tracking the calories in each potential meal and then I can shuffle them, but I need to crank back my calories. I am not willing to let my new job ruin all the hard work I have accomplished thus far. I am not giving up this fight. I have come too far.
So I need to do some research for recipes that are easy-peasy quick and easy, low cal and taste good!
I also am sad that I don’t sem to have much time for blogging right now… that will hopefully change as I get more settled in my job… and on a set schedule… but for now it is what it is.
Also Congrats to Amanda for winning my 5-year Plan book giveaway!