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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Well, first I'm back from the dead. Well, not really the dead, more like the land of the extremely busy. The last several weeks have been hectic and emotionally draining to the point where I was being very lax with myself. Between appointments, going out with friends and trying to keep all of our ducks in a row I haven't had a lot of time to really focus on me.

Fortunately it seems we're in the wind-down stage of all the craziness, so I'm hoping to pull things back into focus. I think I got off to a good start - walked/ran my first 15 minute mile tonight at the gym. The eating for today was so-so, but at least none of it was fast food or restaurant fare, and it was mostly within my normal eating plan. I just need to focus on more veggies during the day, although I've definitely upped my fruit intake.

I'm planning on using the time between now and August 31st to really get myself back into a routine so there's not a lot of thought into eating the right things and working out. If all goes as expected, my husband and I will be starting school on August 31st, so it's going to be imperative that I have a solid schedule in place like I've had for most of the year.

I am glad that I didn't let myself give up completely during this hectic time - that'd be a bad sign for what's to come. Although things definitely got off kilter and out of whack, I never gave up completely. I tried to make the best choices that I could given the circumstances and definitely felt guilty by not going to the gym. So in my mind those are both good signs.

To celebrate the end of the crazies and not completely losing my way, I started trying on some clothes in the back of my closet - from the 'small size' section. I was very pleased to find several things that fit and that I could REALLY see a huge difference. The best thing was fitting back into the dress I wore the night my husband proposed to me in August 2006 - it's been a while since it fit me comfortably. I'm looking forward to wearing it out for whatever reason my husband can think up. :)
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