Saturday, January 05, 2013
So, here I am 2 months later, 15 pounds heavier and 2 relatives short. November was rough and then the holidays and grief from losing my aunt and Grandma hit at the same time. It was the first Christmas of my life that I did not spend with my Grandma. The loss hit hard, and so did my emotional eating- and Lord knows the options were plentiful.
Enough of the sad stuff... for Christmas I got a yoga mat---and I want to start to do yoga this year. Anyone have yoga DVDs they would recommend? I also got Zumba for the Wii...so I will add that to my exercise routine as well as our elliptical we purchased last year. I have set a personal goal to rotate yoga, Zumba and Elliptical throughout the week doing each at least once! Another positive: I registered today for my first 5K for next summer, and I'm considering signing up for another within the next week or so.
It is a new year, with new goals. My husband and I have made a deal. If we both meet a very reasonable goal of weight loss (I'm saying 40lbs and 20lbs for him by 1/1/14)....we will go on a vacation together. This way we will help encourage and support each other, because who doesn't want a vacation with their spouse sans children for losing weight and feeling better about yourself???
So, I apologize for my absence this past couple of months. I am anxious to get back on track and realize my short-term (exercise) and long-term(40lbs this year) goals. Happy New Year everyone! Let's make this THE year.
Monday, November 26, 2012
So, just as I thought things couldn't get more stressful...they got much, much worse. The day after Thanksgiving, I received word that my Grandma had passed away. I was just gaining my footing after the death of my aunt a couple weeks ago, and now my Grandma-the matriarch of my family. She was the woman that taught me to crochet, knit, cook a mean Thanksgiving dinner, among many other things. Every holiday up until this moment were spent with her and her traditions.
My willpower feels crushed, and this is the worst time of year to feel out of control. I am headed out to be with family and friends tomorrow for the visitation and funeral. I'm sure there will be food there and all. I'm not hungry persay, but I feel an empty void growing inside of me. I don't want to fill it with food, but then what do we fill those empty spaces with??? For now, I'm trying love... My children are so precious to me, I just keep hugging them. The poor things will be deflated before long. :)
Thanks for bearing with me during these unreal times. I'm usually such an upbeat and fun person. I just can't seem to catch a break this month.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
So, this week has been chaotic, stressful, and emotional at best. I began the week with my aunt's funeral. Shortly thereafter, I was notified of my grandmother's move to hospice. I am heading to be with her this weekend. We aren't sure how much longer we have her and I'm anxious to spend precious time with her.
However, with each long trip in the car comes meals on-the-go. It is so difficult when I am an emotional eater to be in the car for extended periods of time (over mealtime) when I'm upset.
I have gained quite a bit of weight this past week (probably the McDonalds) and I am hoping that life cuts me a break over the holidays so that I can focus on eating healthy and trying to get some exercise in. And did I mention that I am hosting/cooking Thanksgiving this year?
Any suggestions for roping life back in and gaining control of my eating? I feel like I'm losing control of everything...and my weight is taking the hit.
Thanks everyone- I appreciate your support!
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