Sorry that I dropped off the face of the earth... it was far from intentional just more life getting in the way.
So I am here I am fighting with the same few pounds since JUNE. I have been on one hell of a roller coaster of up and down all summer long. Over all I am finally down again and hopefully the trend continues! and I can break that elusive 20lb mark adn better yet my 10% goal.
The roller coaster has been part in parcel to many things. I no sooner got the damn boot off my foot and I caught my foot and whipped out hitting my head on the side walk and severely sprained my wrist. Thankfully I was still able to walk during that time... but boy was it frustrating.
From there I was put on Synthroid due to an underactive thyroid. Things are finally settling down but initially I could not get full. I was constantly hungry and man did I get tired of veggies and trying to eat healthy... so bring on the crap and a gain :P
Of course there is was also vacation at the lake with my family and our city is full of festivals! My birthday, family birthdays, picnics, nights around the fire... basically summer time fun!Food, food, food!!! Not good! I tried to up the exercise and saw a week up and week down a week up... and on and on.
Then we move to life. The company I work has outsourced many jobs to overseas and lucky me I am one who gets a layoff. I am still employed until the 18th of this month but in preparation we have adjusted expenses and that means no extra money for going to aquasize or attending he WW meetings :( That has been a hard adjustment. And it has lead to lots of emotional eating.. bad for me yes but at least I can recognize it for what it is!
The positive stuff... I am feeling really good about getting back to the program on my own. My sister and brother-in-law bought me the most amazing scale so I can maintain my weekly weigh ins.... actually just got that last night and was happy to see that I have bascially maintained these last few weeks. It also did my heart good to know that they support me so much! I have fantastic friends who are still on this journey and we are finding ways to get out exercise in for free. My hubby scavenged bike parts and built me a bike. What a feeling that was... up until two weeks ago its been over 25 years since I had ridden a bike. Now that I am back to it I LOVE it! We have gone many times and its so fun to being doing something with Jay (the hubby). I had to go shopping and discovered that I am now in a size 24 pants... haven't seen that since sometime before 1995! It was such a feeling! I am in major need of more clothes lol... I see pictures and think OY time to shop! I can't wait to see that number continue to go down as well
All in all life is good. Summer is over and I am refocused and more determined than ever to get the last 100lbs or so GONE. Thanks for those of you that checked in... I appreciate it :)
Now to leave you with a smile... me and my bike
And me with 17.6 lbs gone
Lose, Gain, Maintain
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