I'm a little disappointed in myself for gaining the weight back in the first place but I'm so happy that I'm back on track!
I am a woman with a few hats - mom, housewife, homeschooler, wah employee, friend, shoulder to lean on, terrible extended family connector :( (I know I need to work on that last part a LOT!) And, the last person I take care of? Why, that would be me - I know you're rolling your eyes in surprise.
I love all my jobs. I'm very thankful that I have a job I can do at home. It's a shame it's not a workout type of job and that's pretty much what gets me into my weight gain periods - sitting on my bottom for hours most days. Maybe some day I'll be in good enough shape that I could do my own workout video but I'm sure I couldn't compete with Coach Nicole or Leslie Sansone.
Anyhow, I was here a few years ago and lost about 70 pounds! I was stoked and vowed I'd never gain those pounds back! (Now, I'm going with the theory that I didn't gain those back, I gained completely new pounds!) Fortunately, I didn't gain them all back before I got back on the band wagon.
I got on the scale yesterday morning (because I was bummed that I hadn't lost anything last week) and saw that I've lost 10 pounds (unofficially, it's not official if my weigh in isn't on a Monday) since I started up again about the beginning of March! I am loving getting going in the morning with a nice workout and I even got a 2nd workout today riding bikes with my boys!
Years ago, it took me two tries to give up caffeine. The withdrawal headaches apparently weren't bad enough the first time around.
So, I'm praying that the 2nd time around, I will lose all this weight and KEEP it off this time.
So, I'm happy, I think it's very true that working out will build up your spirits. And, I'm going to lose it all this time!!
Happy losing to all of you!