Well it has been some time since I posted, hasn't it?
There are a few reasons for this, but I think one of the big big ones was...I fell off the wagon. Hardcore.
Christmas just turned me into an eating machine, and that is pretty sad. I am not really one of those people who will eat a box of cookies all at once, don't think of it that way. Think of December (and January) as one really long, steep hill. At the top of december, I was walking down the hill (the hill being the diet and food)...and as the month progressed it was harder and harder not to stumble, jog, and then run down the hill (or slide?) as it got steeper and steeper, and more holidays and parties materialized.
By Chrismas and new years, I was flailing my arms and running full out, eating whatever food was available and snacking/grazing on the treats and chocolates that were around the house.
I kept telling myself it was ok, January was coming, I'd be good then, etc. Damage control would begin after new years...only it didn't. Not really.
A few half hearted attempts, I guess. But mostly I was feeling overwhelmed by it all, and feeling fat and lazy, which is disheartening to say the least.
I finally was able to get back on the horse just last week. I tacked up a calendar at work to keep track of what days i did good and what days I did bad, and bought a mini agenda to write down whaat I was eating.
I've also bought a new exercise DVD that I plan to use on the days I do not have class. (I take pilates and bellydance. but even those I was skipping, often.)
I will let you know how it goes. I do have a few really good recipes I have tried, I just need a minute to sort them out and write them down for you all.
But I'm slowly getting back on the horse and already feel better, though my pants are still tight!!!!!!