Oh, how I miss Chicago (and Reza's and Rajun Cajun and Dixie Kitchen and Zaiqa...). Your "three bakeries between home and the gym" made me laugh out loud. Welcome back to SparkPeople.
I wonder, since it's one of the things I really miss about Chicago, if you've looked for opportunities to hook up with other people for exercise? In a city of 8 million, there are bound to be other people interested in exactly the same activities at times that are convenient for you. I know, for me, that I am much less likely to bail on a workout if a friend is expecting to see me.
Best wishes regaining your healthy lifestyle.
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