Thursday, January 10, 2013
I don't know what it is about January. It's always such a rough month for me. Of course some of it is that fact that its the anniversary month of my father's death--which was a very traumatic event in my family's life. And probably some of it is the fact that my husband is usually doing at least some traveling--and this year he's traveling a lot more than usual.
We've also had a lot of sickness in our house since Thanksgiving and the Holiday break was not all that relaxing when you have two kids down with something viral resembling mono.
And I have the looming deadline of my thesis--which MUST be finished by the end of February...
And work deadlines are always bad this time of year and seem to be quadrupled this year.
Oh, and did I mention I'm also PTA president of my kid's school?
Oh... I guess that's why I've been so stressed.
BUT. I have not blown it on the food choices. I'm actually doing pretty good there. It's always a fight to get my family's eating back on track after a period of several weeks of not eating great. The husband always wants to eat out and his choices suck.
BUT. I've done okay. I'm down from my weight on the first. As of today I'm down five pounds since my official January 1st weighin. I'll take that. I wish I could maintain a half pound a day average. That would be awesome, BUT I know I can't and that some of this is water weight, especially as it pertains to hormones. Oh yeah, another reason this week has been so rough.
The last two days I have not managed to get in any formal exercise and yesterday's activity level was down right pathetic. But I'm hoping today to make it back to the Y when I take my oldest to swim practice this evening.
So, it's been a rough week emotionally and stress-wise. But I'm pretty much on track. Mostly.