I need to find my momentum again

Friday, April 18, 2014

Wow, this last month has been BAD. And good in other ways, but BAD in terms of health and diet. I'm writing this to just vent and get my thoughts down in writing so that I can hopefully find some motivation.

I just moved from Virginia to California. The last week of March, I jumped in the car with the dog and spent 5 days driving across the country. It was fun, but it also means that I was totally sedentary (NO exercise) and I was eating poorly.

I get to California, almost immediately start a new job, and I am still not yet in a regular "groove." I started going to Jazzercise classes, but given my erratic schedule which is still in transition, I am only going 1-2 times per week, down from my regular 4-5 times a week.

On top of it all, I have been eating like crap and I haven't tracked on SparkPeople for about 2 weeks. Lunches out with the new people I work with (who all have bad eating habits so I am tempted along with them), a limited kitchen until the movers arrived with the rest of my things a few days ago, and very little else have all contributed to me reverting back to all of my bad habits before I got serious about losing weight.

You know - going to the grocery store and walking past the bakery section where they sell the individual giant slices of cake, and picking one up and devouring it as soon as I get home. Buying the artichoke parmesan cheese spread/dip and crackers and having the whole thing for dinner. So bad! I haven't stood on a scale, but I can tell from how my clothes are fitting that I have gained weight again.

I was doing so well, and I tell myself at least 2-3 times a day that I can do this and I have to get back into my good habits, but then that somehow leaves my head when I am faced with the temptations and choices and I make the bad decisions.

I need to make friends soon - I moved here not knowing anyone - and I need to find people who will be a good influence who can help me keep on track. I am sure I will meet some of them through Jazzercise if I can only get there more often, but in the meantime until I develop those new friends I could use some support!
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    Oh yes your problem is normal. It is always so stressful to move to a new location and new job. Plus starting over and finding good friends. It is a new beginning. Start your journey knowing that you can overcome all obstacles by just moving forward. Step by step you will find new friends, step by step you will resist those eating temptations. Please understand that no matter how tough you are that you are working through a new environment. Give it some time and all will be well. Life is a journey. Enjoy every step on your way. Step by step you will get to where you want to be. Good luck to you and have a Fabulous "Good" Friday and a Satisfying Saturday. Lastly give yourself time to adjust. It is obvious that you are a winner with an awesome attitude. You will prevail. Count on it! emoticon
    1858 days ago
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