Monday, February 18, 2013

Wherefore art thou, Spring?

Have I told you guys how much I HATE the cold?  Yes, I know, only about a billion times, right?  Well this winter appears to just be dragging on and on and it's miserably cold.

Those of you that are on my Facebook page know that I have been having a very tough time this week.  When Marc and I visited our relatives in Albany I ate way too much.  I came back prepared to get on track, but I didn't.  My mind told me to eat, and then eat, and then eat some more!  My weight was up, but it wasn't so much the numbers as it was the obsessional eating patterns.

As you know I am on a weight loss site and there are a bunch of other "maintainers" that I interact with and a whole bunch of them seemed to be going through the same.  That helped my meltdown a little - to know that others that I admire and who have fought this fight were going through the same.

I am proud to say that I had a great weekend of eating well and exercising and my weight is back down.  Not quite where I want it, but close enough for government work as they say.  

Yesterday we just about finished the workout room.  I got it painted and then we put down some new carpeting and then cleaned and organized the room.  There is SO MUCH more room down there now that we aren't bumping into each other.

I also bought us a heavy bag.  Boxing is supposed to be a great form of exercise.  I haven't had a chance to try it out, but I'm looking forward to it!  

I feel like I'm getting back on track emotionally, but I really really need this weather to break!

Here is a pic of the expansion:


  1. Jenn
    I think the key thing here IS your new normal is to catch it and know that is NOT who you are anymore. Getting back to who you are now is what is comfortable,learning from mistakes and realizing SOME of us will never be able to eat the way the rest of the world does...and you know I am thinking I will be OK with that. I sure the H--l can't stand living the alternative..I am sooo unhappy that way.And as you know trying to eat somewhat normal with a 2,000 to 2,500calorie diet and running I managed to put on 25lbs....SOOO what is IS and what aint AINT. Breathe in breathe out move on!!!
    As for the heavy bag.Love it!!! Some of my favorite workouts were kickboxing! Right now I have pulled out my 150 DVD workouts out and have been dusting them off...Trying alot of my ol favorites out agin,am able to workout in dinging room without bothering my POOR boy,he is coming along but it will STILL be 6 weeks. Until we can leave him alone.

    1. I don't think that I will ever be normal!! And (picture me laying down kicking my feet and arms on the floor) - IT'S NOT FAIR!! I want to be able to eat the way everyone else does.

      I am looking forward to the heavy bag workouts. Do you have any suggestions for routines?

      I hope your big boy heals quickly!!