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Trying to REGROUP!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Since my last blog in March, I knew adjusting to the empty nest was going to be a challenge. At the time, I had no idea how MUCH of a challenge it was going to be, though!

Since March, I have put back on about 1/2 of the weight I spent the second half of last year losing. I don't know why, but I have lost a lot of my motivation to continue to eat on plan. I ~am~ still eating better during the day-I have a fairly structured schedule at work, or at least I plan my daily schedule in such a way that all of my work gets done ~and~ I eat on schedule-but in the evenings sometimes I just eat too much!

I know part of it is that I am only cooking for myself, I don't really have to watch out for DD's nutrition anymore so it doesn't feel like I need to plan ahead. But the other part is that I have been so busy that I've fallen back into the pattern of eat quick, eat whatever, eat later when I'm hungry again, and then eat a snack before bed!

And it ~IS~ all in what I'm eating. I'm more active now with Zumba classes and walking than I have been in the past 10 years, I know I'm working out and working as hard as ever physically. I really enjoy being active so I'm just fine in that department. So I know it's what I'm eating. Somehow, even though I have broken a lot of the bad habits that I've had most of my life, really broken them, but some other bad habits have crept in to take their place!

So, I am thinking of resetting all of my Spark People stats and starting over-if that's possible. Then I can start completely over. I started SP last July, so it's kind of fitting to reset and try to regroup, get back in the mental spirit and get going again! I'm going to give it 1 more week and if I feel the same or can't break out of this funk, I'm going to RESET and REGROUP!

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  • OKANOG66
    It's hard becoming an empty nester, when it comes to cooking for oneself. I have been an empty nester for 6 years now and still find it hard. I waiver back and forth from batch cooking for the freezer and single portion frozen store products. I hate it when I buy single portion frozen food entrées it never tastes as good as it looks! I don't buy single portion frozen meals too often just when a new item is add.
    2090 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/28/2012 1:19:57 PM
    Thanks! I am not quitting, just trying to find a way to refocus and find a center again so I can move forward! Stuck in a rut has me gaining weight back and that's no good! Thanks for the advise about finding new things to do, I'm working on that. I guess like all things in life-it's a work in progress. Now I just need to find the progress!
    2099 days ago
    There is no failure unless we stop trying
    2100 days ago
    I Know You Can Do It !!!!
    You are SOOO Worth It !!!!
    2100 days ago
    I have 2 daughters who literally left at the same time so I was BOOM, an empty nester. I found that the new interests that had just come into my life shortly before gave me focus so that I did not look backward, but forward.......Really be selfish, think about what YOU want and need and allow the freedom that you now have, to work to your advantage.
    Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
    2100 days ago
    a reset and restart is one approach, but I think you should just resume where you left off and continue. Either way here's wishing you good luck.
    2100 days ago
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