I'm home today, relaxing a bit and getting the floors cleaned in between. Yesterday, when I took and posted my updated pictures, I also took measurements. There is nothing astounding there; I thought I had my measurements from 2008 and 2010 at this weight but I can't find those notes so have nothing to compare. However I really did gain fairly evenly all over from when I was 178; I guess I stayed proportional and just got a couple inches bigger everywhere. Forty two pounds to go to get back to my low of 175.
I am getting really bored with this whole weight loss thing. It's just not exciting anymore. Losing the same 40 pounds a second time is a drudgery. Same old thing, Medifast hot cocoa, same old crock pot chili last night for dinner. Don't get me wrong, it tastes good, I feel good. But it is B-O-R-I-N-G. Same old foot pain, therapy, etc etc. Really it is just a matter of going through the day in, day out mechanics of getting better and losing weight right now. And I am doing that, but I can't even begin to feel remotely excited about my weight... at least not until I get back under 200 pounds. I can't get excited about my activity or therapy or measly 10 minutes of biking. You know what will get me excited? Being able to walk without pain again. Being able to clean my house without limping. Getting back into dog sports again. Until then... blah.
The other parts of my life are good; I love my kids and we're looking forward to Christmas. But the drudgery of weight loss is my path that just has to be traveled. The time has to pass, that's all. I've been thinking that to make it more interesting I could start doing more exploring of the produce section and farmer's market and try some new recipes, but I am not all that motivated to do it. I might, though. In fact, yesterday I picked up a batch of baby kale. I hadn't seen that before.
I also posted a new review over on my review blog for the 2-day cleanse and detox program I did earlier this week. It is probably more detail than anyone could ever want, but I am thorough if nothing else. If you are interested, you can read it here: Speedloss 2-Day Cleanse and Detox.
That's all for now. Enjoy your day.
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