Limbo

For anyone who has read my blog posts in the last 6 months, you'll know that I've been bouncing around the same weight for a while. 6 months to be exact. This is my record for all time longest plateau.

I know I complain about it on a weekly basis. Sorry. It's my blog and I'll complain if I want to. I know it's time to do something about it. 

Here's my excuse. It's not very good. 

I feel like I'm in limbo. We are literally 2 weeks or less away from a move in date that has never really been set because we don't need to set one. I don't want to pack, but I don't want to stay here one minute longer than I have to. I know I can be working on my health without being in the new house. I told you, it wasn't a very good excuse. 

I can't move all of our things up there, as there is still dust and many things going on up there. We have a 'tentative' date of May 8th, if all goes well. Which recently it hasn't really. We're missing handles or some kind of screw. Or this or that. Just little things that make me want to eat a big chocolate bar. I was out taking care of several of these things the other day, and I wanted the Zero bar by the cash so bad but I didn't do it! Mind you, I ate more than anyone should ever eat on Sunday. 

I basically feel like I'm lost, stuck in limbo. I wander around, not knowing what to do with myself. That wandering usually turns into smacking. During the days, my eating has been phenomenal. Once Harper goes to bed, though, I feel uncontrollable. I wander and eat and wander some more. Not really getting much done. 

I've been doing Chalene Johnson's 30 Day Push Challenge, which is a great program, by the way. I'm over half way through, and I now have my to do lost down pretty good, and my goals are decent as well. My big PUSH goal for that is to finish my to do list before having leisure time. I find it very easy to be sucked into watching 6 episodes of Grey's a day or scrolling through Facebook, even though I have a ton to do. My goal is to finish my crap before any of my mindless crap that I get sucked into. I think the ultimate goal will be no more mindless crap! 

So, because of that, I've at least got my to do list almost completely done most days. Many times I add things from my short term lists up to my now list and it doesn't end up getting done. 

I need to get my focus back on my eating. I've known that for a while. It's just a matter of taking charge and doing it! So, I worked a night shift last night, and I made a meal plan for the next several days. I know I have to make a trip to the mainland to pick up some more things for the house probably Friday or Saturday, but I can make good choices while I'm there, to the best of my ability. Today after I sleep of this night and during Harper's nap I'll go through and see what I need to get from the store, which shouldn't be much, as my fridge is full of great ingredients, just waiting to be used.

Ok, so I did make something yummy and healthy :) 


So there. I have a plan. I've got the motivation I need (which I will get to shortly), and I am ready (I hope). Time to take this seriously. For anyone wondering, I'll be following the 21 Day Fix.

So, moving on to my weigh in this week.

Pretty Strong Medicine

 I'm ashamed to admit to gaining 2.4 lbs over the past 2 weeks. I'm sure it's not that bad due to my bloating and my feet felt huge, but still, seeing 165 on the scale was hurtful. SO I'm going to do something about it this time!! Who is with me?!


Comments

  1. You've got this! I love having a To Do List ready to go. Makes all the difference. And that salad looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you :) The challenge is great so far!

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  2. Having a plan is half the battle. You've totally got this! Don't let it get you down.

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    1. Thanks! I'm going to have a good week!

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  3. That salad is gorgeous! Having a plan is so key. You'll do great! Don't kid yourself - you've got a lot going on. Those are totally not lame excuses. :) Good for you for picking up and moving on in a positive direction!

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    1. Thank you! I'm working on whatever I can!

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  4. Limbo is a tough spot to be in. Wishing you strength to get through the next couple weeks and into your new house...so exciting!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'll be relieved when it's all done!

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  5. It's OK to be in limbo sometimes...especially when there's a lot going on in your life right now. You've been successfully maintaining a weight range with many stressors surrounding you. WTG!

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    1. I like your outlook on this :) Thank you! I'm so excited to be in the new house so I can really focus on losing the rest of my weight!

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