Friday, August 14, 2009
Well, I thought I was back in the game, but apparently I'm not.
I had several days where I drank all my water and ate all the right foods. I was feeling really good about things. Then something happened. I think it's called life. In a perfect world where I was maintaining my weight, these life events wouldn't have mattered much. But, when I'm trying to lose weight, every little thing that distracts me is affecting my ability to drop pounds.
I remember several years ago when I started Spark, it was written somewhere that losing weight takes time and commitment. I should find something in my life (computer time, TV time, volunteer time, etc) that I could give up and replace with healthy lifestyle time. Well, since moving, my time has been sucked up by many things.... unpacking boxes, organizing 5,000 square feet of belongings into 3,500 sq. feet (that's what happens when you lose a basement), getting 3 kids registered at 3 different schools, dealing with the kids' meltdowns, adjusting to living with my husband again after 10 months apart, getting involved in the PTSA at the high school (daughter's first year and this school is twice as big as our last, no way I'm not gonna be known around that place) and multiple, multiple medical appointments. People, I'm talking since I moved here 2 months ago, I've had 26 medical appointments ( NP, MD, Lab, X-rays and Ultrasounds) Each of these requiring an average of an hour wait before I'm even seen. This has amounted to MAJOR time! And, I'm preparing for our second set of out of state guests in 2 months. I LOVE seeing them, but it does take time.
With all this being said, I am not frustrated. I had a taste of the healthy lifestyle, and I know it will come back. School starts in less than 2 weeks and I'll have 4 hours each day without kids. And we'll all go to bed earlier so I'll get more sleep, and the medical appointments appear to be slowing down. I don't have to go back for 3 weeks now and this is the first time I wasn't referred for a test or another doctor. So, I have hope. I have hope.