This month has been full of UPS and DOWNS!
- Weight has fluctuated from 211 on Jan 1 up to 215, all over the place, and finally made some real headway which will be revealed in a moment.
- Diet has been a very mixed bag. Stayed on “carb cycle” but add in comfort food like cupcakes, homemade coconut-pineapple cookies drizzled with dark chocolate, and a stop at Steak and Shake. Oh, the couple of pizza/pasta orders. (Coming clean here!) But have been very careful this week, mostly. Those dang cookies! My dang lack of self control!
- Mood has been “swing, swing, swing” but luckingly down to low or moderate depression, a few days coming back up (mid-range/pretty stable), and then up to low grade mania (irritability, anxiety, poor impulse control, and that “freaky energy” feeling). Been stable for the last few days, whew!
- Sleep has steadily decreased from over 10 hours to now hovering around the 8-9 mark. THIS IS HUGE – last year it was between 10 – 14 hours consistently.
But have some major GOOD NEWS today! Starting the year at 211, next day 213, and then bouncy, bouncy – finally seeing some results from hard work:
This is the LOWEST I’ve weighed since 2001 – AND – only 9.2 pounds away from next goal of breaking through the 200 Mark to 199.
And for my special “goal reward” of a snazzy new pair of sneakers that works with the Nike ipod system my brother bought me for Christmas. So Close!!!
My wish is that all of you have a “Success Moment” today. And be thinking of those “sweetie stories” for Monday. There’s an email link you can use that goes right to me – and pics are terrific is you want to include them!