Hello Again Finally,
Sorry I haven't been here in so long, but we have been dealing with my husband's Father being in and out of the hospital, and some other family issues, so I just haven't been able to sit down and do anything in weeks!
Healthybound- I am so sorry to hear about your husband! Like Doghouse, I had to reread your post tonight, as I just couldn't believe what I read the first time through! Please know my thoughts and prayers and a great big hug go out to you.
Doghouse- It sounds like you are sticking right to it pretty well this time! Good for you!
Well, the bad news is I have completely blown it since I last posted! No excuses except that when I get stressed I just keep eating anything and everything, and this has been a stressful time for me!
Now, the good news! I am determined to start again on Monday! I will go for Phase 1 for at least 1 week! No matter what this time, I just have to do it!
I feel like I have been trying to do this forever, and just can't get very far! It's so strange that when I do eliminate the sugary junk, after a few days I don't even miss it, yet I can't seem to get myself motivated to push through all the external problems and just stick with it!
I am going to try to just set some small goals for myself, (Very small so I can see pretty much immediate results!) That way maybe if I can reach a goal every few days for the first few weeks I will feel more motivated!
Also, as you know, I live in Michigan, where it is snowing even as I write this! So, anymore outside exercisie is about out for the next few months! I have a knee that decides it wants to "go out" on me every once in awhile, so I am afraid to do much walking outside when it is icy out!
However, I just read in the paper that they are going to offer water aerobics at a pool about eight miles from my house, starting on Monday, so I am hoping to get up my courage and try to go over there and give it a try! I do love to swim, so this might be a good alternative for me! I'll let you know how it goes if I can work up the courage to go and give it a try!
Please know that I am thinking of you both, and that I will try to do a better job of keeping in touch! Take care!