Monday, January 11, 2010

Classic Avoidance

I haven't posted because I've been ashamed. I've been bad. And my clothes are showing it.

Since I can't afford to go back to Dan at the moment, I'm going to start working out on my own. Well, Dan has been kind enough to offer some long-distance coaching till I can come back in.

Still trying to get settled into the job and home routine. It's been a very tough month. Yeah, not a great excuse. I've spent the past month changing my schedule, doing massive home projects, over-eating, stressing out and rewarding myself with food and chocolate, coping with awful sickness (in myself and in my kids and husband), a migraine or two, and some really uncomfortable back pain and sleep issues.

And I have an extra 20 pounds to show for it. Not positive that's how much I've gained, but it's about that. I can feel it in my clothes and it sucks big time.

Time to be accountable again. I'm off to the gym tomorrow and back on the healthy eating plan. Dang it.

Apparently I need something other than food to cope with stress. I think I need a girls' night.


  1. The best advice I can offer is to schedule your exercise. Make that time as inflexible as your work schedule. Make an hour, 6 days a week, that you will not change, cancel or shorten for ANY reason. Not only will it help the pounds drop, but it's a great stress reliever, too.

    (And we'll miss you this weekend. Just remember--I'll be drinking protein shakes and eating tuna while everyone else gorges on cinnamon buns and lasagna, so if I can do it, you can do it!)

  2. Just wondering...whose bum is that?

  3. I'm glad you're back at it! Losing it is tough and a backslide makes it harder. But you know you can do this - you've proven it to yourself already.

    Go you!