Well...here I am...
It's another new year...where does the time go?
There've been so many awesome things - and some not so awesome - that have happened in the last year that it's hard to know where to begin, so I don't know that I'll try to recap them all. But I suppose that since I started this blog in an effort to maintain accountability in my weight loss efforts, perhaps I should start there.
It hasn't been good. I'm not where I started, but I was...and then some, but I recovered. And that's a good thing. My doctor determined that I actually have a slow/low metabolism. He prescribed a topiramate/phentermine combination. After a six month stint - I lost a total of 13 lbs. While I found menopause to be a wonderful thing in many ways, it was a total bitch in others. Slowing weight loss being one of them.
But if I'm honest, there seems to be a lack of clarity I had at first. While I can blame some of it on age, I don't think that's all of it. Part of it is the lack of focus on me.
Since originally starting this blog, my life has changed quite a bit - almost a 180. Some things are the same, but others are vastly different.
I live on the other side of the country, I have a totally different job, hubster and I are empty nesters, we've lost three of our four dogs due to old age, there's more demands on my time, I have less free time, there's more stress, and I seem to be getting sick regularly.
In 2017, I had shingles twice, cellulitis once, and weird viruses/colds/flu that laid me out for 3 weeks - twice.
In short, I need to take better care of myself - more rest, less stress, more delegation, more saying 'no', more focus on 'me'. I think if I can focus on me more, I can do better, feel better, and perhaps lose a little bit more weight. Let's see if that works.