Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I know EXACTLY what to do!

So in August I was 11 weeks into my weight loss had loss 31 lbs and then something derailed me.  We had a lot of stress.  We were potentially moving back to the east coast and there were realtors and painters and research into towns and schools, and then....we weren't.    We turned down an offer that should have been better than what it was.  The company my husband was going to move back to wouldn't budge on salary.  It would have moved us closer to family which is worth a lot, but after a lot of back and forth, we decided to stay in Illinois.  A state I have never loved, but for better or worse, in the last 8 years has become my home.

Anyhow I derailed, and gained back the 31 lbs that I had lost.  11 weeks of hard work done.  Oh well..

It's a new year and I've started off with a bang.  The first few days of January were rough, but I'm in it now, my heads in the game and I'm down 7.5 lbs so far. 

I quit my job to stay home with my daughter.  When I went back to work over a year ago, I NEEDED to.  I had such depression after my father passed combined with probably some post partum, and I really needed to be out doing something.  But, work got more miserable and it just wasn't worth it.  I wasn't getting to the gym enough.  My husband was traveling a lot more and it just became impossible for the kids to do any extra curricular activities.  So when it looked like we were moving, I quit, and except for a few projects I have been working on from home, I am staying quit.

So I'm back to the grind.  Working out, eating well...doing EXACTLY what I did before.  Because when you lose 100 lbs, you know exactly what to do.  So I just need to do it!  Blogger becomes less important because I've kind of experienced it all before.  All the first time ouches and amazements, but I'll still check in, because blogging was a BIG part of the first 100 lbs. 

I'm still in contact with all the amazing gym friends I made and have been this whole time.  They are huge supporters.  In fact, my one friend Judy, when I didn';t make it to the gym in time to get a pass, (because I was in another class) went up to the instructor (who is also my friend) and said she couldn't kick me out, and that she would leave before I was kicked out!!  That's having my back.  I wouldn't have let her, because I would have felt terrible, but still what a great thought!!

Anyhow, that's an update on life!  Here's a recent snapshot at us at Disneyworld, my favorite happy place!

1 comment:

  1. Jodie!!! I'm so glad you're back. Yes, isn't grief a horrible thing, in more ways than one. I'm with you on getting back to what worked for me before. It's so simple, but so hard to stick to when other areas of life are under stress.

    Your family looks lovely. I can't believe how big your kids are getting. Here's to getting it done again. A blogging buddy.