Monday, November 11, 2013

Hi there, stranger

How do I begin a post after not saying a word in nearly a month?

Things have been a bit rough for me with the weight stuff.  I'm slowly finding myself getting back into old habits.  I haven't been in a place like this in well over a year. Now that I'm here, I've got to dig deep to pull myself back out.  I *think* I'm finally at that bottom point where I'm ready to do that.
What did it take?
A photo.
Someone posted a group photo that I was in and I just did not like what I saw.  I haven't gained weight but I sure look like I've put on about 15 pounds or so.  Ugh.

How did I get here?
Honestly, I don't know.  I did really well over the summer. I didn't lose but I didn't gain either.  For me, that was a huge win.  I lost seven pounds after starting back at the gym. One would think that would put me back on the track.  And it did, for a bit but then a derailment happened.  It happens so slowly, it's really hard to recognize it until it's too late.

I suppose it's not really important as to how I got here. The focus has to shift to getting out.
It starts right here. Right now.

My good decision for the day is when I didn't bail out on my personal trainer because I don't feel well. It's nothing that is contagious.  I'm just in a bit of pain and don't know why.  Before leaving for the gym, I felt like curling up in a ball. But I didn't.  I sucked it up and went to the gym.  I'm still not feeling 100% but mentally I feel great.

Shifting gears a bit, I thought I would share photos of our completed bathroom.
I still can't find curtains that I'm in love with and I haven't found any art for the wall. I will wait until I find something that speaks to me. Until then though, I will just enjoy it as it is....

 My BIL made these doors for me. I told him of a similar design I saw on Pinterest and he made it happen.  Just have to get that big white container out of there and all will be right with the world. :) 


  1. Love the tile in the bathroom! I'm so jealous!

    1. Thank you! It was a long time coming!

  2. Oh wow, look at that amazing shower bench. I have always dreamed about having one of those. Glad you're back, I have struggled recently as well, but not giving up that's for sure

    1. I'm not sure the bench will ever get used. The only reason it's there is because it was a space filler. The bathroom has too much wasted space. We could have put a closet there but I thought it would be more interesting to have a bench. :)

      Thanks. I need to be back online. It really helps ground me. I've seen you've been struggling a bit. I couldn't offer anything because I've been right there with you. Hang in there, my friend. Hang in there.