Today’s Weight: 176.0
Loss/Gain: + 0.5 lb
I almost wanted to post the average of my last three days’ weights, but I figured I’ll be honest about what the scale said today. That being said (and weight officially posted already) for the record…
Wednesday’s Weight: 175
Thursday’s Weight: 173
Today’s Weight: 176
The week started out horrible with TOM coming, arriving and my hormone’s taking quite a hit this time around. However, I pulled on my big girl panties along with my Body Media armband and workout shoes and headed out to my cycle class Wednesday morning even though I wanted to crumble up and cry my eyes out
longer than the few minutes I already had.
I made it through the class, pushed myself and didn’t exactly feel awesome afterwards, but I did feel much better. I could tell the hormones were finally easing up from this month of PMS and I was grateful for that. Cramps were a pain (pun intended) so I just got through the day.
Then I had the opportunity to text chat with my dear friend/weight loss sounding board, Stephanie, finishing up with a quick phone conversation about two hours later and I felt like my world was alright again.
There is more going on in my life right now than just trying to lose the 15 pounds I’ve gained in the last 10 months. There have been some life lessons I’m working through that I’ve never alluded to on my blog. In fact, when I think about how this year has gone it all makes sense that I put some weight on. It also makes sense why my emotions have been kind of all over the place.
I’m finishing up reading “Deadly Emotions” by Don Colbert, M.D. and I’ve really learned a lot from it with regards to how you react to life can directly affect your health. He’s really brought some insight into a personal area that I’ve been struggling with over the last six months.
2014 has proven to be one of the hardest years I’ve had to endure in life, but today as I was slogging it out through 7 hot and humid miles running I realized … If I never had to face struggles in life I’d never be able to relate to or encourage someone who is struggling themselves.
This is much easier for me to tell someone else than it is for me to embrace, but I’m trying. In my book, and as I’ve told many others with regards to various non-food issues, as long as I keep trying and don’t quit I know success will follow.
And who knows… some day there may be someone who has a crappy year and doesn’t manage to keep their new eating habits in check while they process the events and now I’ll know what that’s like. Due to my own experience I’ll be able to tell them that it’s okay and they will be able to lose the weight again when life settles a bit..as long as they keep trying. 🙂
Thanks for check in! I hope you have a great weekend! I will.
When my dad passed, I put on 10 pounds over the following 6 months… Once the grief lessened, I was able to get back to a healthy mental/physical place! You are right about the weight gain.. It WILL be ok and life will normalize and with a little work, the weight will come off again
We all have our own tough and difficult times – and that is what makes each of our struggles unique. But know that you aren't alone in struggling and there is always a new day to be had.