My weight loss update is that I have no update. I seriously started off so well, and then I really struggled in March due to bronchitis. Then in April all hell broke loose in some areas of my life, so I was just trying to survive and weather the storm. Now in May, it’s been equally chaotic, and I’m just blessed that by some reason I haven’t gained it all back.
The most weight I had lost was 17 pounds, and right now I’m sitting at 14 pounds lost. In like 5 months.
Ugh that’s awful. I’ve been committed to keeping track of everything I eat, even if it’s unhealthy or over my calories, just to kind of keep myself cognizant of what I’m eating. I think in doing that, I was able to figure out the calories I can eat at to maintain my weight…that in itself is something, right? And the icing on the cake (that I wish I was eating right now) is that I sprained my ankle not once, but twice in a less than 10 days. Because I’m just that cool. Yeah. And the most recent sprain was last Thursday, and I’m still hobbling around. Fun!
So stress + illness + injury= no weight loss. Ya know, in case you were wondering.
This week, I’ve really tried to get my calories back down to about 1800 calories since I’m not exercising, and by golly, I am trying to drink water. I have so much trouble with water, it’s odd. Bur diet pepsi? Oh boy can I chug those down fairly easy.
I’ve also let my blogging subside for awhile, but I miss it. I have so many in progress projects around the house that I hope to tackle this weekend so I can finally get back into a groove. I feel like in March, April and May, I’ve just let myself get too wrapped up in things that I shouldn’t be bringing home. I have a home, a husband, a life, and I’ve let recent things affect that.
Well not anymore. I want to be happy, I want to live the life I’ve always wanted to live, and I want to lose weight. In all likelihood, I will not lose the 90 pounds I wanted to lose this year, but hopefully in the months of June-December, I can lose another 30 pounds or so, and I’ll have to continue on this journey next year. And the year after that.
I guess my question to you lovely people is this:
1.) What can I do to still exercise even with a sore/sprained ankle? Besides walking…
2.) How do you balance your work/private life to stay happy?
I’d love your thoughts! I’ll be back soon with some exciting reviews and giveaways.
Love you all oodles.