It's the same ol' story as always.
there's just so little of it. And blogging just has not been a priority. I truly wish it could be. I miss it. I don't know how some moms do it.
But I did want to share with you that I haven't been "MIA" because I again fell off the healthiness wagon.
Since joining myfitnesspal.com I've lost 8lbs. YEAH!!!
(if your on there, look for me: jules77az)
I've had some slip ups and some bad eating days. Exercise is SOOO not consistent and some times few and far between. But I did bite the bullet and dropped my calories to the sites recommendation and although some days I feel like I'm starving and other days I'm SO tired of eating the same thing over and over again. I've been sticking to the plan I've set for myself eating wise. I'm eating as healthy as my families budget can afford and I'm not starving myself (ok some days I feel like I am, but i know it's all mental). On the hard days I try not to give in and other days (ie eating the last of the ice cream for lunch right out of the carton) I'm learning not to beat myself up over it. I'm learning not to "make up" for yesterday. I'm learning I'm human and days will be days. I'm learning. I feel like I'm getting the hang of it and I'm even feeling ready to venture out of the comfort zone I've established food selection wise (I've been eating mostly all the same things every breakfast and lunch). Baby steps right?
I know I need to fit in exercise more. And I'm trying. I just hate it so much!!! I know it's a necessary evil but damn it!! I'm just too tired when the kids aren't around and busy when they are. I'll get there I know I will. But I'll get more comfy eating wise and keep doing what I'm trying to do. And in a few weeks... I'll have to set up a routine and do just what I've done eating wise... stick to it.
For now, I just wanted to say.
No matter where you are in your journey.
DON'T GIVE UP!!
Keep plugging away and keep fighting for yourself. Sooner or later you will find what works for you. Getting healthy and how to get there is not a cookie cutter recipe. It's a different map for everyone and different things work for everyone.
I for one am not giving up.
And the 8lbs I've lost... I vow to never see again. And for once, I believe myself. :)