Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cutting Back On the Bad and the Good

I’ve been eating way too much chocolate lately. All this stress has brought me back to my old friend, but I have to be careful not to be so dependent on it. Chocolate is the only manner in which I consume caffeine. It’s a very poor source with tons of fat compared to coffee or tea, but I don’t like coffee or tea. I love chocolate. In order to get that boost of energy I need from the sugar and caffeine, I need a lot of chocolate. I must have consumed too much on Monday, because my heart was racing and I actually felt anxious and jittery. That can’t be good. Time to cut back.

Unfortunately, because of too much assignments and things to do, I have no choice but to also cut back on the weight loss efforts. I have dropped my exercise from 5 days a week to 3 days. I have also decided to abandon going to the grocery store and trying to make dinner. I’m letting Ly take care of everything. He’s going to be overwhelmed and I have felt guilty for it, but with everything going on I have made peace with my decision. And Ly seems understanding to my plight. As soon as this semester is over, I promise to resume my responsibilities.


Kimberly said...

It's easy to eat too much chocolate!

I'm sorry you're so busy - I know how much stress that can cause. Take it easy.

Anonymous said...

heya lily, i'm doing a similar thing too.. I think.. ooh chocolate will give me energy, but I'm not sure if it does. Its cos i refuse to drink coke or coffee. I think the best antidote is to get enough sleep.. so thats my goal for this week.. not easy when there is so much going on and have just a one day wkend :(

DOn't worry.. its just life, you just have to fit things in where you can and make lots of little changes that will add up.

Great idea with the aerobics class.. maybe you were just in a bad mode that day.. or maybe the class was just a dull one! It probably doesn't mean anything!! Hang in there and things will start to come together again soon.



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