I know I broke the golden most important rule and skipped out on my post last Monday. I shouldn't have done it, since the point of this blog is full disclosure and all that kind of stuff.
But last Monday was hard. I had gained some weight (again) and was super disappointed in myself. I've had a cold for the last two weeks and it keeps getting worse. Or at least it wouldn't end. Terrible enough.
Since I am fully disclosing my sins here I will also say that I ate large quantities of ice cream and towards the end of the week added quite a bit of homemade chocolate sauce to go with it. I know you're drooling. And yes, it was fantastic.
So it was with trepidation that I stepped on the scale this morning expecting the worst. I imagined a really high number in my mind and told myself that if it was below that, I wouldn't freak out. To my shock I lost weight. What the? My body makes no sense, but I'll take it. My recent weight gain and loss puts me back approximately three weeks--which really isn't that bad considering total I've lost over eight pounds. That's okay with me.
And now I recommit myself. I'm starting completely over and seeing where it takes me. This means no grains once again. Does rice count? I think it does although I had some for dinner tonight. I guess that means I'm actually recommitting tomorrow...
Exercise... twice a week? It's so hard to fit in, but I will start there and then move up an extra day each week. I try to convince myself that doing outdoor projects (all my furniture spray painting lately could be an entirely different blog) is good exercise. I'm not sure. There is a lot of bending and squatting involved and it pretty much takes all day to complete a piece. It is quite satisfying to finish something big, and really keeps me motivated to continue to do things and keep busy throughout the day.
I need some encouragement. I'm not begging, just asking. Any new ideas? Or even old ones will do. I want to stay on this path, no matter how long it takes. I know it will be worth it to finally have energy and feel like myself again.
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