Friday, March 21, 2008

Stuck in a rut

Today's Weigh-In: 206.0 lbs. (new low!)
5-Day Average: 207.15 lbs.

My weight is still coming down, but I'm not feeling as good today. I feel like I have my eating under complete control, so now other aspects of my life are starting to bother me more, as I don't have the same kind of control over them. I'm kind of sliding back into my old habits of: come home after work, make some dinner, sit down and watch TV and drink a few beers. What I should be doing is coming home from work, making dinner, and doing chores, reading a book, talking to my girlfriend; you know, useful things. But I just don't seem to have the desire to be productive any more, and it's really driving me crazy. Heck, I don't even like television, but I'll sit there and watch mindless dreck just because I don't want to have to engage myself at all, and that's just wrong in my mind. I need to shake up my routine or something and just get out of this rut that I'm in. This is more a motivational post for myself than for you guys, but I just thought I would share.


Melissa said...

Its winter! We need spring to come asap. Ive found myself exactly where you are, just not wanting to engage. It very easy to do. Maybe go for a walk with your girlfriend, the sun is shining here today, so hopefully it is for you. Being in the sun will defintely help your mood. Hang in there!
P.S. Kudos on your eating, one thing watching tv can do is aid in mindless snacking. At least for me. Good job for staying strong on your meals.

Jason said...

It's good that you are aware of what you are doing...and I agree with Melissa, spring is coming soon and maybe that will get you out of your funk, but keep going strong on the food, and try to lay off the beers. You're still doing really good man.

Rob Tucker said...

Look how close you are getting to the 100's. It's within striking distance now.

Kristen said...

Wow, Geoff. You're doing great - 206?!?!?

Jay said...

might be good to change things up a bit, try a few new things you might not have done before. You're 20 lbs lighter, go try some rock climbing or something!

Since you're doing crossfit, I think the best thing you can do is focus on your WOD performance. If all you do is to focus on getting your deads to 400, and improving your Fran time, etc, you're going to drop weight like it's nothing.

At the cert, when Nicole was talking about nutrition, she didn't mention weight loss at all, really. She was just focused on eating for performance. She made it sound like any extra fat would come off whether you liked it or not if you were just focused on performance. If your Fran time is less than 4 mins, you're probably not carrying around a lot of extra poundage.