Just wanted to check in to let everyone know I am alive! I am so overwhelmed with my life that I have done exactly what I said I was not going to do... I have pushed my weight loss on the back burner and stopped focusing on me. I have not gained - yet. I have been watching the scale and am still maintaining. I have been doing about an hour of cardio plus strength training about 5/7 days for the past few weeks, so this is probably helping me. This is my last week of summer break - I go back to work on Friday. I am madly trying to finish up my summer school assignments before then, and it's taking everything I have in me just to keep up.
I announced to my children last night that we are going to start getting back on a schedule starting TODAY. I actually got up at 6 a.m. this morning (even though I really wanted to sleep in). Hopefully getting up so early will allow me to be tired enough tonight to go to bed on time. I am back on the no sugar / no caffeine wagon. I have been slipping a little in that area, but have not totally decided to disregard it. I have only had caffeine 3 times, and have still not allowed myself any candy. I have also not started with eating fast food or processed stuff. My food is still 95% clean, but I'm not keeping an eating schedule and not measuring like I should. Getting back into the groove shouldn't be that hard. But it is necessary if I am going to keep moving forward.