"They" always say that in order to lose weight, it can't just be a diet. It's got to be a lifestyle change. I lived healthy for 3 years. I had one major life event and it was all blown to hell. 21 days to make a habit? Bullshit. 3 years didn't make a habit.
I moved to FL in December of 2012. Since that time, I have gained 45 lbs. It's absurd and ridiculous but there it is. In AZ, I was working out 5 days a week and enjoying it. I was eating small portions and pretty healthy food, drinking only on special occasion. Here, I am sedentary, diet is horrendous and portions are huge. One seemingly small difference, change in locale, totally screwed with my psyche.
When I moved here, I was worried about the kids, and moving away from their grandparents and school and people they've known their entire lives. Would my husband like his new job? Would I like working from home and not knowing anyone? Turns out the kids are more resilient than I am.
I am an introvert. I am not that outgoing and will rarely introduce myself to a stranger. I cannot stand the PTO groups or "Mommy" groups. They are mostly stay-at-home moms who judge me for putting my children in daycare when they turned 2. So I suppose when I moved here...I focused on everyone around me and didn't make myself a priority, unlike when I was hitting the gym so often. I made time for everything else except keeping with the one routine I really needed to.
Excuses? I've got plenty. I could blame all kinds of things, but I won't. Apparently... I opted for a lifestyle change back to the life of a fattie when I moved to FL. Well...no more.
Eating has been better this week. Fresh veggies and lean proteins. Limited sugar (less than tsp in my coffee just to take the edge off). I fell off the wagon a little bit yesterday as I was stress eating. I am back at it today. What I need to understand is that I cannot let perfection get in the way of really good. So yesterday wasn't perfection, OK. No reason to blow today.
We bought a house yesterday! Our first home purchase was in 2007 and was a nightmare. We foreclosed and our confidence was shot. We finally felt ready to try again and we got a house we love that's affordable even if Hubby or I lose our jobs. Now we're talking. We've got some work to do. Pressure washer is over there now. An A/C guy (A/C needs to be replaced) and the garage door guy is coming over today. Everything is moving in the right direction.
Thank you for those who stopped by for your support. I really didn't think we'd all be in this boat. We had such high hopes a couple years ago. I know we can get there again. I know we can.