Tuesday, May 9, 2017

In Times of Trouble...

It's nice when you can like a photo of yourself once in a while.

It's been a while, yes, but not for bad reasons. Well, maybe kind of, but not those kind that relate to my health and fitness – save the stress and makeshift meals and things, and not going to the gym anymore.

Despite all that, though, I finally saw a number on the scale below 290! My lowest weight so far is today's, 288.4. I'm pretty thrilled. I actually hit it on Saturday first, but was without access to a scale Sunday and Monday – so it's nice that it's stuck for a few days, at least.

Considering all the crazy that has happened in the past week, I'm hanging in there pretty well. Long story short is that we decided that we're going to sell our house – more or less under duress – but that's what we're doing. There's so much to be done to get ready and at the very least it will be good exercise, but honestly I am ready for it to be all done. Yes, I know real estate transactions often take a while! At the very least I am hoping for a relatively quick sale and to get enough from it that we walk away with at least something.

In the meantime, I'm keeping on keeping on sans gym appointments – mainly to save money but also because of the time factor, and I do think I will get plenty of physical activity in the coming month or two to make up for it. But the eating seems to have gotten easier, not as likely to binge and less likely to eat as much crap as I used to. I'm preferring water again over diet soda (though sometimes still, there is nothing like some fizzy stuff), and I drink a lot of it!

So yeah, aside from the drama, I feel pretty balanced and good about what I am doing for myself.

I also think that meditation really, really helps, even if I just do it when I am in the bathtub or when I am trying to fall asleep. Try it out if you're having trouble in any area of your life!

Onward. Bigger and better things.


  1. Congrats on being below 290! I loved reading your post today. I've thought about doing meditation.. this is probably a stupid question, but do you use a specific app to help with meditation or do you just do it?

    1. Hi Nicole, thank you! I am excited. Meditation is really incredible, and while I don't do it every day, it is easy to fit in... even just one minute does good! I really like the Stop Breathe Think app (there is also a website, https://www.stopbreathethink.com/). Check it out! Thanks so much for reading and responding. :)

  2. Hello! I found your blog recently and I really enjoy reading it! I wanted to say thank you because reading your blog gave me some motivation to finally get my blog, Weight Loss on Wheels, started (I'm in a wheelchair so putting myself out there and talking about it all was a bit scary for me).
    Congrats on being below 290 and good luck with selling your house, I hope it all goes smoothly!

    1. Hi Molly! Thanks for reading and responding – I am very glad that I can be of help to others with my blog. I've gone ahead and added your blog to my reading list. You have a great start and I look forward to getting to know you better via our writing. And hey, I don't know if you'd be interested, but an old college friend of mine, Magda, also uses a wheelchair and has a blog that is fashion-centered: http://www.prettycripple.com/ She is a vibrant, fantastic lady and I think you might enjoy her perspective.

    2. Oh thank you so much! And thanks for the link to Magda's blog, I am definitely interested and will be subscribing! :)