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.

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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. :) 





4 comments:

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

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

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  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

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    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.

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