It's been awhile.....
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
I look back on my entries - and I see that I've stalled out several times. I'm disappointed in myself for that but although I haven't lost as much weight as I would have like by this time, I HAVE lost about 12 real pounds and am down one size pants. I've also lost several inches from when I started. So progress, slow that it is, is being made.
I feel like things keep getting in the way - health problems, bad weather, stressful happenings, and just plain old pain. I wanted to do the Summer Challenge that started on June 1 - but on June 1 I broke a tooth that caused me pain whenever I ate, drank or spoke; or even moved around. I had to wait a week for my dentist to fix it temporarily - and the day he did, I lost my wallet. It was returned to me about 26 hours later but after all the work of canceling and replacing credit cards, membership cards and getting a new driver's license. And about two days after that I started having pain in my right foot - along with some swelling so it's difficult to wear shoes.
But I do have good news - we are leaving tomorrow for a 2 week visit to Wyoming. We have booked a cabin on a working ranch so it will be very private. We're taking little Daisy (our dog) along and one of my daughters is coming to stay at our home to look after Sheba (our cat). We will have limited internet and cell service - about 10 days of just doing whatever we feel like doing whenever we feel like doing it. I haven't had a trip like this in years and years and am so excited.
For that reason, although I hate to give up my streaks - I haven't had my heart in it much over the past several weeks. I believe I really need this get-away and am going to enjoy every minute of it.
SparkPeople is an amazing site full of wonderful people who support you when you need support, and sometimes even when you don't. I've never encountered a better group of unselfish and giving people and am so glad I found you all. I will be back by July 1st and plan to be ready to challenge myself with whatever it takes to get to my goal of feeling better and being happy with how I look.