Saturday, February 09, 2013
I'm experiencing a lot of upheaval in my life right now. My job duties changed at work, taking most of the things I love most about my job and giving them to others, while giving me a major, never-ending task in which everyone relies on me and I have little training, no experience, and less than half the time I'm supposed to have allocated to get the work done. No pressure though!
On top of that the coal company finally bought my childhood home, and my mother has decided to move 12 hours away from me to live near my brother. The whole business is sad and stressful and heartbreaking, in a way, while at the same time being right and a relief.
To say I'm stressed and conflicted is a bit of an understatement.
On the bright side, I'm still FLYing with the flylady - my house is mostly clean (not just neat, but CLEAN), as is my office. I'm much more organized. I think FLYing has helped with my weight, too - I gained a little over Christmas, but lost it again right away once things got back to normal. This week has been one of the busiest weeks of the year for me, workwise, so I've eaten out more than usual and the house is a bit of a tip right now (comparatively - it's nothing to what it would have been before I started FLYing), but I have two days off (in a row!) to get back on track.
I won't go into everything I've been going through (mostly work stuff), but my weight has mostly stayed the same (I'm hovering around 195 - sometimes a few pounds below, sometimes above). My sister's wedding is the first of May. I'd like to be down a few pounds, and decided now that I've cleared a few things off of my plate (I know it doesn't sound like it, but I have! Things are better this week than last) that it might be a good time to start focusing on that.
Do you think 15 lbs - to go from 195-ish to 180-ish - is too much to expect between now and May 4? It would be about 5 lbs/month for February, March and April. I need to start exercising, and clean up my diet - I've mostly done well with not eating out very often, but I need to rein in portion sizes I think. Giving up sugar would be a huge help - I've done it in the past and it makes me feel AMAZING - but I don't know if I'm up for it right now. It's no help that I'm such a dam' fine cook and baker! lol
Anyway, wish me luck, and I'll try to check back in soon - I'm going to weigh in tomorrow morning.