We've been back home for a week. I cannot believe all the work that needs to be done around here! We've got wasp nests, bird nests, and spider webs everywhere and the weeds have grown with merry abandon in our absence!
I gained a number of pounds in the nine weeks we were gone. Not double digits, but close enough.
Of the nine weeks, six were spent with family and three were spent hiking. Being with family isn't an excuse -- it's just that any semblance of routine goes out of the window. If we can't walk first thing in the morning, exercise doesn't happen. Food is always a wild card --get togethers with rich food and meals in restaurants are the norm. Apparently I can only avoid temptation for so long before I simply CAVE. By the end of the trip I had folded like a cheap tent!
It's no excuse, but it wasn't a fun trip. We nursed my father through his last weeks of life and buried him. We spent two (non-consecutive) weeks near my daughter, SIL and granddaughter. My daughter and I have had a fairly contentious relationship in the past. (She has a mental illness but now is mostly functional with the help of meds.) While I've totally forgiven her for the past and she has ostensibly forgiven me, when she's tired or upset her resentment still erupts at the most unexpected times in the most hurtful way. She's my only child, and I want a relationship with her and my granddaughter, but being around her is LIKE WALKING ON EGG SHELLS. Can you say STRESS?
Well, anyway. It's ALL in the past and now I have to get back to the job at hand.
This week I tried to lose some of the gain on my own before I started Sparking again, but that just doesn't work for me. I NEED Sparkpeople, and never more so when I've gotten off track and need to get back on. The "Spark" that got me blogging yesterday was Watermellen's blog, in which she gives support to JOHAL52 who regained lost weight too. Here's the link:
So I gained some weight back, so what? Now my task is to face where I am right now, at this moment, and begin again. Yesterday I had my first really good day. I did some cooking, ate well, and got in 17,000 steps. Today I plan to repeat it.
Thank you in advance for your support and always being my "soft place to land."