Back to square one

Well, I lost the 3.8 pounds I gained last week, putting me squarely where I’ve been stuck since October. I am not looking forward to my 6-month checkup next month, since I don’t think I will have made any progress since my last visit in December.

I’ve picked up reading some other weight loss bloggers’ stories on their blogs, and one in particular has been helpful, with regard to lunchtime planning. Andie Mitchell, of Can You Stay For Dinner? has a great post about eating a salad every day at lunchtime. I decided to adopt that habit, and so I’ve eaten a salad every day at lunch (at least during the week) along with some protein and a small dessert (usually fruit).

I’ve also been downing water and tea like crazy. I’ve been taking a 32 ounce cup to work, filling it up with ice and water and chugging away every class period. By workday’s end, I usually finish 4, if not 5 cups of just water. A few weeks ago I gave up Coke Zero for Lent, and honestly, it’s been tough getting back into the habit. I find that now I will have one or two a weekend, rather than one or two daily. Perhaps this is a good thing–my kidneys need the water more, anyway.

What I do need is to get my workout mojo back. Right now, I am finding it increasingly more difficult to find motivation to get to the gym. I know there’s no good excuse, but I am finding it hard to get motivated to do much of anything anymore. As I’ve said before, my work is making me really unhappy, and that is spilling over into the rest of my life. Thankfully, the school year is coming to a close soon, and I can at least take a temporary break from it. I have a list of things I’m wanting to try, fitness-wise, and I think summer will give me the time I need to rest, recharge and rediscover why I began this journey in the first place.

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