Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I did not want to waste your time with filler when I have done NOTHING regarding my weightloss, sleep, or generally well being. I am actually very overwhelmed with most things right now. Luckily, I have not broken my no refined sugar promise and I am really proud of that. Day 115!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have lost 27lbs, but my SLOW weighloss has unmotivated me. I was feeling deprived with little result. Yes, I know...if I exercised, it would improve my mindset.

I think my deal is that I am not managing my stress from my job, and a single mom very well. By the time the evening rolls around, I am dog tired. I am running on about four hours sleep so I am a bit of a zombie. I have promised myself that over the Thanksgiving break for the four days, I would pull it together and kick in. Cripe, my laundry alone is kicking my butt right now. Ever had one of those months?

Thank you to my blog buds who have not given up on me. I appreciate your kind words. I know many people who have checked in and there was not update have moved on with good reason. I will keep going and I hope that I come out of this boring holding pattern.



Pubsgal said...

Yeay, you're back! So glad to read a post from you!

115 days without refined sugar? That's awesome! So is losing 27 may have been slowly, and not fun, but you stuck with it. Were I in your shoes--dealing with job stress and the demands of being a single mom--good gravy! I probably would not have dragged myself out of the sugar bowl.

I wish you a nice, *restful* Thanksgiving break--you deserve it!

biz319 said...

I agree with Pubsgal - look at the positive changes you made. You could be 27 pounds heavier!

It's hard not to be hard on yourself, I was a single parent for 8 years so I know how it is when its always your turn. Your turn to change the diapers, your turn to give her a bath, your turn to put her to bed, etc.

Hang in there! Hope you get some rest next week!

Juice said...

Glad to have you back. And 27 lbs is NOTHING to sneeze at. Especially while juggling a stressful job and single parenthood. Most people would totally be stress eating! Keep on keeping on.

debbyweighsin said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving, Joy. Just keep on keeping on. I don't know how you can fit everything into your life...oh, yeah, you aren't--4 hours of sleep????? I can't even imagine it. There's no two ways about it. You have to add sleep into your life before you add exercise.

FatGirl said...

Don't be sorry; you have made amazing progress! 27 lbs is a lot!

Mara said...

We have all been there - we are here for you.