Cassie Week 7: Pounds Gained, Lessons Learned

I’m annoyed with myself and when I dig myself into a hole of loathing, it’s difficult to crawl out. It’s also been a side effect of burn out in other areas of my life.

One of my dreams was to go through Grad School and get a Master’s degree. For what I do, and want to do, it’s not necessary. Plenty of people have told me that. I’m a Taurus and I’m stubborn and I want that piece of paper that says I’m legitimate. Finally looking into applying, all of the programs are full-time which means I couldn’t keep my current job which I love. Perhaps, it is the Universe saying “Not now” but I’m dramatic and am babying myself with a dying dream.

So, yes, I’ve been preoccupied with other areas of my life and ignored my health this week. Last week, I managed to lose 2 lbs, this week I gained- which sadly didn’t surprise me.

I have learned a few lessons throughout this past week that I thought I would share with you.

    1. Never go grocery shopping when you are hungry

After work one day, I stopped by the local market to grab something for dinner. I was hungry! But I didn’t realize how much until I stuffed frozen cheese sticks, cheese pizza, and a quart of ice cream into my basket. Even when I eat unhealthy, I do keep in mind portions, but when I realized what I was doing, I put it all back.

When I took a moment to listen to what my taste buds were actually wanting, all of these items no longer seemed appetizing. My usual of yogurt and Kashi Crisp is what I really wanted.

    2. Avoid Grease

Every time I eat something greasy, it coats my mouth and my stomach. I get light headed and groggy. I don’t like the taste anymore, which for nostalgic reasons saddens me but obviously makes me happy in the bigger picture.

I have also noticed I become drowsy.

    3. Hydrate throughout your exercise routine

Since my work schedule changed, I can no longer take my Bellydancing class. To find it’s replacement, I knew I wanted it to be a live class, a lot of movement (especially in the hips area!), as well as high energy.

I found a class, tried it out and almost collapsed. It’s exactly what I wanted, but because it is early and I hadn’t drank water or eaten since before falling asleep, it was too much! It wasn’t the class, per say, it was me not being prepared and thinking ahead.

Even though, a few pounds snuck back on this week, it isn’t a total loss as I’ve learned these 3 valuable things to implement into my conscious living going forward.

About CassieS

Cassie is an artist and writer living in Southern California. She was so busy running after her dreams, she forgot to take care of herself and ignored her weight issues. Now she’s on a mission to take back her weight and her life.

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