Wednesday, May 5, 2010

So, 4 months later...

So, it's been four months since I last posted. My life got a little crazy... I mentioned the new boy the last time I posted. Well, once the new boy came along I suddenly had no free time left. My job, which I already hated, suddenly got a lot worse, as first my supervisor quit and now our secretary just resigned, leaving me as the only remaining employee under a terrible boss. I also had to move because my landlady lost a property settlement with her ex husband. Seeing as how it was the wrong time of year to try to find a new place (March in a college town) and I'm poor, I moved in with the new boy, who is renting to own his house. I then had to adjust to a new location and lifestyle, along with the increasing terribleness of my job. In the midst of all this, my weight loss efforts have stalled. I didn't even track points from mid-March to mid-April! I finally weighed myself a couple of weeks ago and learned that I had gained 8 lbs since weighing myself 5 weeks prior! So, I've been trying to get back on track - plan meals, track points, exercise, etc. But my life is so busy I feel like I barely have time to breathe. I just picked up a 2nd job on the weekends, and although I'm happier since meeting my boyfriend, my social life has skyrocketed and I now have 1-3 social events to go to each week. Each event involves food, and I'm so stressed lately and unhappy about my job that I seem to pig out at every opportunity. Whenever I do have the time to exercise, I rarely have the energy.

So... after following the plan successfully for over a year, I suddenly have to deal with MAJOR lifestyle changes, and it's like having to figure Weight Watchers out all over again, because I need to work to fit it in and make it part of my life style.

Before, I was mainly treating this blog like a record. I think it would help me to focus on it as a place not only to record my progress, but also to explore the issues surrounding my weight loss. So, I'll be posting a lot more frequently than I used to. I think it will also help me keep weight loss on the table amidst all the chaos of my life - if I'm always blogging about it, I can't very well forget about it, can I?

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