Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I discovered No S back in 2009 and truly never thought I would be back having to pay so much attention to my diet. BUT 2012 turned out to be a crazy stressful year and I just let go of my good habits. Death of a pet, death of my father-in-law, home burglary, car accident, massive layoffs in my department at work, plus adopting a dog who, although adorable, turned out to be hard to integrate into the household for the first few months, all coming in one year = I just got into terrible habits around food, eating lunches out or just hitting the snack basket in the office.
Regardless of whether there are more unpleasant surprises in store (I think that's just called life), I'm not happy feeling out of control and climbing over 200 pounds to my highest weight ever. So it's back to the grindstone! No S = pretty much effortless for me at this point. I know how to do it, and the habit of not snacking during the week has just fallen back into place. I need to keep an eye on portions and make good lunch choices, but basically this is so easy after all my previous months of good habits that I am embarrassed to ever NOT have been doing it. For exercise, there is dog-walking and I'd like to get more consistent with other activities -- stairs vs. elevator and so forth. I want to start kayaking again, which is SO FUN and satisfying ... but I feel guilty if I do outdoor stuff that doesn't include the poor dog, who needs fun and excitement in his little doggy life as well.
Got a cold right after I joined here and exercise went out the window -- but I am recovered, out of bed, and ready to go. I'm a little worried that No S won't work for weightloss for me this time, but I'm not willing to do anything more restrictive or less sensible so if I don't lose, so be it. I'll be a fat lady with great eating habits!