I have the house to myself!!!!
It’s been a while since I have written here as I’ve been navigating through this depression, the start of school, and this weight loss journey. I am struggling with all three but at the same time being patient with myself and doing the best I can and trying to be okay with that. As I transition back to school I realize my old workout schedule isn’t going to work for me for several reasons (child care, motivation, time with Henry). So, I’ve decided to switch it up and test out something new. I am going to try to do my body pump class MWF at 6AM and then continue going to the cardio class at 4:30 if I feel like it and have child care. And on T and Th I will walk outside or do an exercise video. On Saturday it will be “my choice”; gym, walk, video. Sunday will be my rest day. But, every day I would like to get my 10,000 steps. I know I feel ten times better when I am doing that.
For food, I am not one for elimination diets with my binge eating disorder but I know I need to clean up my eating. I eat way too much sugar, bread, pasta, etc. I eat way too many calories per day because I am not choosing satisfying, filling foods. I know that but now I need to apply it. In order to help me with this I joined what is called a Whole Life Challenge with two of my best friends. It is about eating real foods, exercising regularly, getting good sleep, and reflecting on the experience. I am really looking forward to it. The food list for the intro level, which I am doing, is really manageable. But, I know it’s going to be hard for me because I eat so much sugar that I don’t even think about- especially adding chocolate chips to everything!
So, I hope to be back on the losing streak instead of the gaining streak I’ve been on.
In other news, Henry is finally starting to talk and it is adorable. There are so many times he says to things to us that we have no clue what he is saying, but he knows exactly what he is trying to say. So cute.
I got my hair cut again and I love it. I had her color it dark all over and then highlights concentrated in the front. It’s kind of messy in these pictures but you get the idea. I think next time I will get it shorter in the back.
So, day by day, I hope for things to continue to get better. I am in a much better place than I was a month ago – that’s for sure!
I really need to get caught up at school. That is weighing on my mind. It’s been too hot to stay after school and I don’t bring work home because I simply don’t have time once I get there. Plus, I’d rather just get it done at school and not bring it home. This week I am dedicated to getting caught up and planning ahead.
I hope you are all having a great weekend!