Choice I don’t want to make

I’ve come to a shocking conclusion: I can either get adequate sleep OR hit my very modest FitBit step goal.

Both of them don’t seem to happen on the same day.

If I get up before 9 a.m., it’s fairly easy to hit 5,000 steps before I leave work. But since I don’t go to sleep until 3 a.m., that makes for less than 6 hours of sleep.

Not good. That’s a choice I’m not willing to make.

I’m beginning to wonder if a chronic lack of sleep is doing my weight loss efforts more harm than good.

The other thing that isn’t helping? My attitude. I’m still struggling with making the right choices.

I think I’m getting a bit better. Still not working out, but I am starting to track my eats again. And when I track, I’m slightly less likely to choose poorly.

Since my last post, I switched back to tracking with Lose It. That’s because I signed up for a healthy weight program through work. When I track through Lose It, my coach can see it. I had my first coaching call yesterday. We talked about all kinds of things, but this one stood out:

Women should get only 100 calories from “junk” food choices.

I know I eat too much junk, but that really puts it in perspective.

Our next chat is in three weeks, since I’ll be at the RWA National Conference in San Antonio the week of July 23.

A few things I’m going to work on between now and then:

— Tracking all my meals/snacks (instead of giving up when I eat something “bad” and go off the rails)

— Trying a couple of new recipes (to combat boredom)

— Planning for healthy snack/breakfast options while away

In other fun news, I’m prepping for conference in the best possible ways. I got a new haircut and scheduled a pedicure for Monday.

I also signed up for a 30-day free trial of Gwynnie Bee. (I’ve got the curves, so I might as well dress to flatter them.)

This was after walking out of Ross in tears Sunday because I looked like crap in everything. Shopping isn’t as much fun for me as it was while I was losing weight.

My first shipment is set to arrive in the next 2-4 days. I filled my Gwynnie Bee closet with fun dresses that I wouldn’t wear to work … But they should be perfect for the dressier conference. 20140711-004312-2592927.jpg

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