You absolutely can get started again, it's just a matter of figuring out what's standing in your way, and then what you can do about it. Life definitely gets in the way of this journey sometimes - it's normal, and it's something you will benefit from learning to accept when it happens! So here's what you do:
1. Pat yourself on the back - it sounds like you have faced a lot of upheaval in the last six weeks or so, and you got through ALL of that while maintaining your 21 lb. weight loss! That's an excellent start. (I know you mentioned gaining two pounds, but honestly, your weight will fluctuate across a range, so to me, that doesn't count as a "real" gain, since it's part of your body's normal, day-to-day adjustments.)
2. Identify what's stopping you from doing the things you want to do, namely eat healthfully and go to the gym.
3. Once you've identified what's in your way, start brainstorming solutions.
If you're having trouble eating healthy meals because you don't have time to cook on a daily basis, try batch-cooking (making 2-3 large meals all at once on the weekend, then freezing and re-heating those meals during the week). Also, consider making use of "no-cook" meals, like canned chicken over salad with a low-fat dressing (just for an example).
If your trouble is getting to the gym, maybe it'd be easier to commit to doing a 20 minute exercise video at home in the morning for right now, instead of making the time investment that travelling to and from the gym requires. Spark has lots of great (free) 10 minute exercise videos that you could use to fit exercise in whenever you can spare 10 minutes throughout the day. I know for me, it's hard to go from doing zero to jumping right back into the gym - I'll usually spend a few weeks or a month doing at-home stuff like going for long walks, riding my bike, or doing short DVD workouts before re-committing to the gym, and that helps me ease back into my routine.
Good luck! You can do this!
| current weight: 147.0