Well today I have about 45 minutes of down time (sorely needed!) so am sipping a green tea latte and sitting for a bit while updating the ol' blog. I haven't felt much like writing over the past few weeks. Truth be told, I haven't felt much like writing, at least not very often, for months. I guess I feel a bit pressured by my own decision to always write a weigh-in post on Sundays, whether I have anything else to say or not (and really, I don't have a lot new to share.) But then I feel a twinge of guilt when I think about it and start getting emails or comments asking if I am okay. I don't want to leave anyone hanging. That said, I am keeping my commitment to weigh in every Sunday... but I am not going to always post every weekend. I mean, I don't want to write if I am not feeling it. You know? I started this blog because I wanted an account of my weight loss, and I enjoyed writing. I don't want writing to be a chore. I want to write when I feel I have something to say. I want it to be a great outlet for me like it used to be. So although you may not see a post from me every weekend, or you may see a few weeks go by without me writing, it doesn't mean I am not weighing. I will always share my weight on the blog... but maybe not every weekend like I had been. I'll always track my weekly weight in my planner, and when I get the urge to write, I'll write! I will try to at least post a little note in the comments once in awhile so people aren't worried. Thank you for caring about me!
Life is good, weather is gorgeous! We are in the whirlwind season of choir and dance rehearsals and recitals, spring parties, celebrations at school, field trips, finishing up home school, and planning summer road trips. I also have a foster puppy right now who has been sucking up *all* of my free time! He is a sweetheart and we are all enjoying the little baby puppy snuggles while he is here, but wow, taking him out every 2 hours is kind of exhausting! Plus of course he chews everything and needs constant supervision. We are training basic house manners and obedience as well as crate training and housebreaking before he goes to his forever home. Lots of fun and a good experience for my younger kids! As a bonus, I have to go up and down a flight of stairs at least a dozen times a day to take him out. Great for strong legs!
My eating has been okay but I do need to tighten up the junkening that has happened over the past week (potato chips, too much cheese and ham, and some gluten free cookies). Dinners are still healthy (meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli and cooked carrots last night) and so are breakfasts (bacon, avocado, fruit most days... with an occasional Greek yogurt instead) but lunch and snacks haven't been ideal (gluten free pizza one day, fries and a snow cone today. Not a great lunch!) It's so easy to slide back into bad habits and eat what is easy and tastes good. That's always been an issue for me, but I keep working on it. It happens less and less often, so that's a good thing.
Anyway, just wanted to share that I may not be posting as often... or maybe if I get the urge I will post more. If I am quiet for weeks at a time just check the comments and I will try to let people know there that I am alright. I hope you all enjoy your spring and summer as much as I am enjoying mine!
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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