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Trying to stay the course . . .

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

I've been "off the grid" for the past couple of weeks. I've logged on a few times, but really haven't kept anything up. I've also been avoiding the Weight Watchers website and tracking! DH is a little peeved about this since we are paying for the "monthly pass"!

I'm really just trying to "stay the course" and actually pretty glad I haven't gained everything back I lost this year. I'm still about 8+ lbs. away from being "back at goal", but have managed to maintain the 6 lbs. I've already lost.

I must say it's my sister this time that's keeping me going to the WW meetings even though I know I'm probably not going to have a weight loss. Just the accountability of the weekly weigh in is keeping me from going way off course! My sister is really motivated because she is loosing the weight this time! She actually has about 9 lbs. to finally get to her goal weight and I have about the same to get back to my goal weight!

I'm a little surprised my "competitive edge" hasn't kicked in to "beat her", but I've been so busy and stressed, I've gone back to the "stress eating" and "mindless snacking" at times.

The past couple of weeks have been insane and won't let up until June! I'm trying to get DD#1 "graduated" and still maintain her GPA to keep her scholarship, DD#2 is already busy with volleyball/basketball (gearing up for an insane summer program) and trying to get through her very tough academic sophomore year and trying to maintain her 4.0+. Not to mention finishing up with her 2 year Confirmation program (getting confirmed on 5/24). DD#3 is also busy, but you don't get in such a "panic" over Middle School grades and the end of year testing is not as bad.

To top all of this off, I was in a car wreck a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully no one was hurt (I had DD#3 and my great-nephew in the car). We were pulling out of the WalMart parking lot and a teenage boy (in a big fancy truck) pulled out in front of me (after "claiming" he stopped at the stop sign). Major damage to both vehicles and my Suburban was "totaled". It's 10 years old and insurance companies don't like to "pay out" repairs for an older vehicle if the air bags deployed (both did).

Anyway, it's been stressful dealing with insurance companies, etc. and trying to decide what kind of car we want/can afford. My parents decided they wanted to buy DD#2 a car (they gave DD#1 my mom's car because she stopped driving last year - can't hear well), so we went ahead and got a small used SUV for me to drive now and when she can drive in July/August, we'll look for something else for me. It relieves a little of the stress and we won't have to make an "emotional" decision right now.

So, I'm actually glad I'm "maintaining". I've managed to stay pretty active. I still walk a lot with the puppy. She does really well on the leash now. My sister and I also hike a pretty strenuous trail every Wednesday after WW.

So I'm staying the course. I won't make my "back to goal" goal by 5/14. I'm hoping for a loss tonight at WW and I think I'll channel my competitive spirit and beat my sister to goal!

Pictures below of puppy and duck (DD#3 got 2 ducks and 2 chickens for Easter!) and DD#2 at the Warrior Dash (she and her friend did great - 3.1 miles (through the mountains of N. Ga. and 12 obstacles in 30 mins.). I didn't participate, but I did walk around and take pictures!

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