So this time the update isn't so upbeat. I am really struggling with the weight right now. I think the last time I posted about it was right after the holidays. I had gained three pounds over Christmas break but wasn't feeling too terrible about it; that's not a bad gain for the holiday season. (I still feel that way.) I lost the weight that I gained in the first week of January. Yay! Right?
I gained it back the next week. Grr!
I have lost and gained that weight three times now. In fact, in my last attempt to restart the weight loss I ended up gaining four pounds in two days. Let me say that again. Four pounds gained in two days! Jason tried to tell me that it was water building up in my legs due to the exercising, but are you freaking kidding me?! I could have handled the weight staying constant. But a gain of four pounds? Why am I killing myself for that?
How's my eating, you want to know? Um. Well. You see... Okay, here's the thing: yeah, I suck. I'm sliding back into unhealthy territory and despite how desperately I wish it otherwise, there really is no excuse for that. I'm skipping breakfast every single day. I eat whatever the kids are eating for lunch even though there are healthier salad options in the fridge. I quit cooking healthy dinners when Jason went on night shift and went for the fast and easy options instead. I just didn't get it done like it should be.
So. It's time to get back into gear. We've just transitioned to a "normal" family schedule again and the weather is starting to improve here--this is the perfect time to get it done. So this is me outing myself for my poor decisions and lackluster performance in the hopes that it will help me get my act together.