It's a constant struggle not to put back on all the weight I lost last year. I would like to be making progress, but I find myself spending my energy just trying to maintain. In the last few months I have been using the house buying as an excuse to eat whatever I want. I don't know if I thought I was going to get away with it or what, but the scale clearly says I have gained. It's not a huge amount, but it's summer and not at all what I want or need.
What to do? There really is only one option, and that's to start putting all my food in My Fitness Pal app, hit that 10,000 step goal most days and add the weights back at least twice a week. It's boring, but it's realistic.
I really love eating on my new patio, but sometimes I still just want to get out and see people and not cook or cleanup. The nice thing is I'm cooking at home more, and the best part is I'm enjoying it more.
Two Weeks later...
I just couldn't gather any enthusiasm last time I was trying to write. This week I finally got a chance to pause and get my life together. I had several days all to myself to unpack and organize and actually think about the house and some upcoming social functions. I even got my hair done and did my nails. I am feeling so much better!
The only thing that isn't clicking along as well as I'd like is losing the couple pounds I put on during the move. I have gotten so many steps this week, but I was also hungry. Ugh!! Sometimes I just don't know what to do. I did turn down an invitation to happy hour this week. I felt guilty about saying no to my friend, but I really wanted to keep working on the projects I was doing and have time to myself. I also did not want to drink, I felt like it would disrupt my whole vibe that I had going and I was really enjoying myself. In the end I feel like it was the right decision for me. I am really starting to settle in and I love it here.