Thursday, July 19, 2012
Since my last blog in March, I knew adjusting to the empty nest was going to be a challenge. At the time, I had no idea how MUCH of a challenge it was going to be, though!
Since March, I have put back on about 1/2 of the weight I spent the second half of last year losing. I don't know why, but I have lost a lot of my motivation to continue to eat on plan. I ~am~ still eating better during the day-I have a fairly structured schedule at work, or at least I plan my daily schedule in such a way that all of my work gets done ~and~ I eat on schedule-but in the evenings sometimes I just eat too much!
I know part of it is that I am only cooking for myself, I don't really have to watch out for DD's nutrition anymore so it doesn't feel like I need to plan ahead. But the other part is that I have been so busy that I've fallen back into the pattern of eat quick, eat whatever, eat later when I'm hungry again, and then eat a snack before bed!
And it ~IS~ all in what I'm eating. I'm more active now with Zumba classes and walking than I have been in the past 10 years, I know I'm working out and working as hard as ever physically. I really enjoy being active so I'm just fine in that department. So I know it's what I'm eating. Somehow, even though I have broken a lot of the bad habits that I've had most of my life, really broken them, but some other bad habits have crept in to take their place!
So, I am thinking of resetting all of my Spark People stats and starting over-if that's possible. Then I can start completely over. I started SP last July, so it's kind of fitting to reset and try to regroup, get back in the mental spirit and get going again! I'm going to give it 1 more week and if I feel the same or can't break out of this funk, I'm going to RESET and REGROUP!