Monday, July 11, 2011

10 pounds

That's right; that's how much I have gained in the last two months.  It sucks.  My pants are getting tight, and I can visually tell that I have gained weight.  With moving, work stress, traveling, mission tripping, and vacation, I haven't done a very good job of just maintaining my normal eating habits and exercise routine.

Thankfully, our vacation in North Carolina (more to come on this later, including bowling scores) was very restful and very active.  We played a little golf, we bowled, we walked in the mountains, we went to the gym, and we played with our niece and nephew!  It was wonderful. 

One of the things that Jared and I realized, though, is that we do pretty well on vacation (when our vacation is longer than just a couple of days); but we haven't quite figured out our new routine since we have moved.  It's hard to do when you're never in town, of course.  But that's our biggest stressor at this point: no routine.  (We also still have some boxes in the house which is driving me nuts!)

I am a creature of habit, and I LOVE having a plan!  So, for the last couple of months (since we started packing to move), our routine has been way off.  We haven't been running consistently, we haven't been eating regular meals that are an appropriate portion size.  The folks at Jared's new church have been giving us tons of food, which is awesome, but it's TONS of food!  (They gave us a "pounding"- again, more on that later.)

And to top it all off, we are only in town for a week.  We are here this week, and we leave again on Sunday for a week.  Thankfully, though, next week we will be with friends at my parents' lake house.  Ergo, we will be cooking all our meals and there's a really challenging road that we can walk/jog.  Not to mention: sleep!  We will be able to sleep in!

So, my hopes/goals for this week is to get some things done at work, to try to find a routine that will work for us, and to unpack a box or two a day- that's really all I have time for. 

And then when we return from the lake house I will focus on finishing unpacking.  Goals, goals, goals!!!


  1. I'm glad y'all had a good week and am glad you are back! :-) Can't wait to hear more about the restful week. And don't worry about the schedule - it will come. It's so hard to maintain any schedule when everything in your life is turned upside down. Give it time and the schedule will come and the weight will come off. :-)

  2. I'm so excited to see you this weekend!!!! I really wish I could still go with yall but as it stands... no dice :( But I know you guys are going to have fun! Rebel says he is sad he can't go too and walk with you and smell stuff and chase other dogs but he will be happy protecting his mama!

    As for the weight thing... Life happens and things change but YOU definitely have the discipline required to get back on track and get back to your goal weight. This little period will only prove to you that no matter what speedbump is in your road you can push over it. It might take a little extra push on the rear tires but then you will know next time (if there is a next time) that you have done it before and you can do it again. Love you friend! :)