Well...here I am...
...having a quiet day.
There's nothing exciting or pressing going on today and I'm quite thankful for that. The last few weeks seemed to be non-stop tough. I've got a lull for about a month and then it's gonna speed up again - all the way through the spring.
With hubster gone, it's been quite easy to reflect, regroup, and stay on track. When he's home, he likes to eat something different every day. While I like to eat lots of different things, I can eat the same thing for days on end. Being able to do that for the last several days has really helped to again reinforce my behavior and efforts.
There were some beautiful brussel sprouts at the grocery store yesterday, but alas, I passed them by. But I feel like I've eaten them by proxy since I have the same type of stomach ache I get when I eat them. My protein has been the same and I've just eaten a different brand of fresh green beans, so I'm not really sure what the problem is.
Now that I'm sitting here thinking about it - I think it might be diet soda. I bought some diet soda, which I rarely drink and it might be culprit. I'll leave it alone and try it again next week to see if I get the same result. If so, that shit is done for and outta here. I enjoy it every once in a while, but it's no skin if I don't have it. I'm generally an unsweetened tea, water, and coffee girl.
I'm feeling a bit more settled and back into the swing of things - I hope it stays that way. Unlike many folks, it's always been easier for me to focus and get to business in the 'ber' months. Perhaps it's because there aren't as many distractions.
The scale was at 250.4 this morning. I hit 249.2 on August 27 and haven't seen the 240s since. I hope to break into them this week and then breeze down to the 230s in pretty short order. Of course, that depends on me. I'm trying hard not to think of where I would have been if I had stayed on track...if I hadn't had issues. Instead I'm trying to look at it as this is exactly where I'm supposed to be. As long as the lesson was learned, I'm good with it.
I've also been catching up on some blogs. I seem to take something away when I read about the journey of others and it helps bolster me to see that others are on the same road and facing the same struggles. I think they've really helped carry me over while I've been struggling. So thanks all you blogger people!
Oh - how do you like the new blog pic at the top??