Coming back for a minute
I weigh more than I ever have--something over 180--but I feel better than I have in a long time. What's the difference?
I stopped worrying about gaining weight. Not to say I've managed to be perfectly happy about my size right now, but being unhappy and going on bouts of dieting/binging was not helping anything. So I'm not weighing or measuring or saying anything is off-limits anymore.
I went part-time at my job. I know that's a huge luxury, and I don't know how long I'll be able to do it, but it's saving my sanity.
I signed up for at least one race every month through September. Racing gives me something to train for, something to look forward to, and a sense of accomplishment. Look what my body can do!
I hired a coach for triathlon training. Again, I'm lucky to be able to do this. She tells me what to do, so I don't have the option of slacking.
She also has me send a food log, which so far has netted an "eat more overall, more veggies, more protein. less pasta and cake." Eating more during the day has diminished the feeling of "OMG must eat cake now or die" that I used to get around 3 every afternoon.
I've been toying with the idea of restarting this blog and weighing myself once a month, just to see. No judgment, just observation. Ashley's return to the land of the bloggers has given me the push that I needed. So hi everyone, I'm back! I'm planning to post my food and training log and race reports here, maybe also some recipes as I figure out how to fit in all these vegetables and things into my diet. We'll see how it goes.
I can't tell you how happy I am to hear from you. I'm doubly thrilled that you're going to blog again. I really could use your feedback, and I'm always happy to give you mine.
I think we should just have "less pasta and cake" tattooed on our foreheads in mirror reverse. It's kind of a general rule for healthy living, right?
I am back, too. I haven't stopped blogging, but I was using a different blog. I'm going to post to both for a while.
I've put on 6 pounds and am nipping in the bud before I hit 140. I have a skirt and a couple of pairs of trousers that are now too tight. So I'm back. It takes me about a year to lose 6 pounds, so I might be back for a while! :) Good to see you!