GREG56
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Sunday, January 09, 2011

Well, I guess you could say "I fell off the wagon"...20 pounds worth of falling off the wagon. I was thinking about what to write and what excuses to make. No real excuses other than I got lazy and in one regard cheap (or extravagant depending on your viewpoint).

I had a boyfirend my daughter referred to as a "mooch"...he would come in and stay a couple of days and before I knew it my diet plans were out the window because my pantries were completly empty. He was eating my food but wasn't contributing. Being the passive-aggressive soul that I am, I stopped buying groceries (making me cheap from the BF's perspecitve)...began eating out (extravagant from anyone else's)...began to slip into more bread, fried food and alcohol and didn't notice the weight at first.

I got rid of the BF in April but the bad, bad routine of stopping off at restaurants instead of groceries was established. The work days were long and it was so easy to let someone else prepare the food...sigh.

I also had thrown myself into to work about 3 years ago (with a different horrendous break-up story... with which I made everyone on this site want to slit their own wrists if I mentioned it one more time)...I had managed to let my contract obligations get out of control. My cardio-workouts suffered miserably over the last year especially. I maintained my resistive workouts only because I have a trainer who has also become a friend who tracks me down and checks on me and my mood if I go AWOL for too long.

So here we are...I resigned my major contract...located a smaller contract position dropping 6 hours out of my scheduled work week...I have moved the furniture out of a spare bedroom and moved the exercise equipment out of the unfinished basement into my "exercise room" complete with television, cable and DVD...which will hopefully keep me (and my newly oversized rear) in there on that bicycle.

I planned this week's menu, have refilled my pantries with the CORRECT Spark-friendly groceries and have been cooking this weekend.

Here we go again...welcome back Sparkpeople lifestyle...it's good to be home!

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    emoticon back! I really identified with several things on your spark page. I was raised as an Air Force brat so moved every three years my entire life. Boston is the longest that I have ever lived anywhere; I basically came here for college and never left. I have also worked in healthcare for 15 years as an analyst (did a stint as both a research and hospital management analyst), but am now finishing my PhD because I have discovered a passion for research and teaching. I can relate to the difficulty in maintaining life/work/school balance all too well; I have always worked full-time while I finished my degrees (even now) and for several years I was not taking good care of myself. Having a routine for me is key (even on the weekends), otherwise I can quickly backslide. In any case, it sounds like you're in a good place now to restore some of that balance in your life.
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