Ordered three new pairs of shorts in a size smaller than I normally wear, they came in today and they all fit! There happened to be chocolate chip cookies in my apartment complex office when I was picking them up, so I had one of those too.
So most of you know by now, I’m not the biggest cook in the world, not because I’m not good at it, but mostly because I just don’t like waiting for food. I like instant gratification.
And then the cleaning?! UGHHHHH KILL ME NOW
But, the one thing I’m actually good at doing and enjoy doing is grilling. I can grill anything. I’ve grilled pizza before, it was delicious. So when I moved my apartment and found out they don’t allow grills…
But I coped. I have basically lived off left overs my parents have been kind enough to send home with me after long vacations, things you can cook in the microwave, and salads for most of the 8 months I’ve lived here…with the exception of an occasional experiment.
So I was sitting here angry at the world because it’s absolutely perfect grilling weather
I yanked my grill outta storage and grilled up some chicken.
and the police or apartment complex or whoever made that stupid ass rule can
I’m becoming a big fan of apples and peanut butter
I’m super picky when it comes to apples, I really only like Honey Crisp, and they must be out of season because I can’t find them anywhere! Have you ever tried bell plantation PB2 powdered Peanut Butter?! It’s almost as good as the real thing and only 45 calories for 2TBSP instead of 190. I love it, I put it on everything!
Do you wake up to the sound of an alarm each weekday? That may be a sign that your body clock doesn’t agree with your daily schedule, a situation that over time may open the door to weight gain and other health problems.
Researchers in Europe have coined the term “social jet lag” to describe the all-too common practice of following a different sleep schedule on weekdays versus the weekend. Our circadian rhythms are out of sync with our hectic work schedules, the theory goes, so each weekend we’re effectively flying back and forth between time zones without ever leaving the ground.
Social jet lag is “the discrepancy between what our body clock wants us to do and what our social clock wants us to do,” says Till Roenneberg, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Munich’s Institute of Medical Psychology, in Germany. “It almost looks as if people on a Friday evening fly from Paris to New York, and on Monday morning they fly back again.”
This weekly disruption is more than just a nuisance. In a new study published today in the journal Current Biology, Roenneberg and his colleagues surveyed the sleep habits of more than 65,000 adults and found that people with different weekday and weekend sleep schedules had triple the odds of being overweight.
What’s more, the body mass index (BMI) of overweight people tended to rise as the gap between their weekday and weekend “time zones” widened.
The findings echo previous research linking higher BMI to sleep deprivation and irregular sleep schedules. In particular, numerous studies have found an increased risk of obesity — as well as chronic diseases such as diabetes — among shift workers. Social jet lag may be harmful in the same way, says David J. Earnest, Ph.D., a neurobiologist and body-clock expert at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, in Bryan.
"The schedules we keep on the weekend are much different than those we keep during the week," Earnest says. "This potentially has ramifications for disrupting circadian rhythms and translating into the same sorts of things associated with shift work, such as an increased risk for cancer and diabetes and so on."
Some of the proposed explanations for the link between shift work and obesity, such as irregular meal times and metabolism disruptions at the cellular level, may help explain the social jet lag findings as well, Roenneberg says.
"With social jet lag, we’re forced to eat at times when the body doesn’t want to eat, or isn’t prepared for digesting food properly," he says. "All these things coming together might influence the way you digest food and how you incorporate it into your body fat. The result is that you become overweight or obese."
Most people experience at least some social jet lag. Two-thirds of the study participants reported at least one hour’s difference in their average weekday and weekend sleep schedules, and more than 10 percent reported three-plus hours.
Paying more attention to our body clocks may be good for the economy as well as our health, Roennenberg suggests. Rather than bending early birds and night owls to the same work schedule, why not encourage personalized schedules based on each individual’s circadian rhythms? The result would be a better-rested, healthier, and doubtless more productive workforce, Roennenberg says.
"Living against our body clocks is detrimental for our health," says Roenneberg, who spoke to Health.com from Munich at 11 p.m. local time, just before heading to bed. "On an epidemiological level, we pay an enormous price for not being within our natural clocks."
I’ve kinda fallen off the Wagon! I haven’t eaten well for the past 2 days (I pretty much blame this on work and the weirdest hours I get) Nor have i done the Shred because of the same reason (friday and today) cause i both finished at night. I’m trying hard to keep going with the shred but all i wanna do is just quit and go back to my old ways but i know im trying to change myself it just seems Hard blahhh… Advice?
She’s so dramatic, but I love it, because I scream right back!
Constantly remind yourself of why you started in the first place! Don’t dwell on what you haven’t done but rather tell yourself what you have done. PLAN PLAN PLAN PLAN. The second you get your work schedule, plan out your meals and your workouts, write them down and stick to them. Cross each one off as you do it!
TRACK WHAT YOU ARE EATING! Check out myfitnesspal.com, I think you’d really like it:) You put in all your info and it will give you an estimated calories and what not that you should consume to lose a certain amount of weight. You can have friends on there like facebook (meganne1232) and you’re constantly seeing what your friends are up to, and can also motivate each other!
When you’re tracking exactly what goes in your mouth (from the bite of food you grabbed in the kitchen to the mini candy bar you snagged at work) You are much more aware of what and exactly HOW MUCH you are eating. One thing that has really hit me in the last week was the sad realization that I can lie to myself all I want about what and how much I had to eat but my body is very well aware of that scoop of whip cream I had and 17 tootsie rolls I grabbed when I walk by my front office at work REGARDLESS if I write it down or not!
Start paying yourself. Put a dollar in a jar every time you work out or have a good day of eating. When it gets to a certain amount, buy yourself something nice as a reminder and reward for all your hard work. No one ever said it was going to be easy, they just said it would be worth it!
I know I've talked about this before, but man, those Dole Salad in a Bag things are so delicious.
I think they were made for me. It even takes the guesswork out of making a salad. I’m eating the Southwest Taco Salad right now and I’m in heaven. How often do you say you’re in heaven when eating a salad? NOT OFTEN. So these are legit good. If you’re a lazy ass like me when it comes to cooking, I’d recommend trying them out! And you can eat the whole dang bag for 490 calories!!