Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I've been delinquent in that I haven't added a blog in quite a while, but today is the day. My topic for today is stress.
In the past two months, I've been struggling through a few challenges, and that has limited the amount of time that I've had for side projects (such as blogging). Our family suffered major upheaval over the death of my mom-in-law, one of my sons went away to college (with major, major financial implications for me), and my job has become much more demanding.
So how did this two months go? I dropped in weight from approximately 202 pounds to approx 196 pounds (YAY!). I spent a lot of time going for long walks but, other than that, I didn't really make progress with my exercise program. I've been reading more books as an escape. As you can tell from my weight loss, I didn't get pulled aside into the weeds as far as my eating was concerned, and pretty much adhered to my healthy eating habits. The long walks helped a lot, and that was about all of the exercise that I engaged in. Unfortunately, my participation in SparkPeople has dropped dramatically in the past couple of months.
For now, I've survived the storm without taking a lot of damage (to my life patterns) and now can begin repairs. Now my daily routine is starting to settle down a little, so I expect the stresses to gradually ease. As the stresses and upheavals lessen (it might take another few months), I hope to continue losing weight, to increase and enhance my exercise routine, and to begin devoting more time to improving my performance at work and home. And I hope to settle back into a comfortable routine of checking in with SparkPeople every other day or so.
Be seeing ya!