When I last posted, there wasn’t much about our situation to celebrate. But in just a couple of days a few things have shown up on both of our horizons that give us a lot of hope. We are both crossing our fingers for these opportunities to pan out, and hopefully I’ll have some good news to report soon.
In the meantime, it’s been a very rough few weeks. When times get tough, my good intentions quickly fly out the window. I’ve been trying hard to stay positive and to keep the ever looming cloud of depression from settling in. It hasn’t been a total failure, but it hasn't been a complete success either. Things have been sliding a bit. My exercise routine is non-existent once again, which makes me pretty disappointed in myself because I had been doing very well. I’ve been a bit MIA in the DOC, which is unfortunate because now is the time I should be connecting more - lending an ear and supporting others who are going through tough times, and thankfully taking any support offered back. My house is messy, my husband is crabby and I’m cranky right back,
But it hasn’t been all bad. One of my main goals for 2012 is to lose the extra weight I’ve been carrying around once and for all. False starts? I've had more than a few. But since the New Year I’ve been faithful about logging my calories into my Lose It! app and have worked hard to stay in the calorie range given to lose one pound each week. And during the four weeks of January I have exceeded my goal and lost just over 7 pounds. I’m proud that I didn’t give in to the urges to drown my worries in comfort foods. I’m proud that I didn’t give up when the going got rough. I know I still have a long way to go to meet my final goal, but I feel like if I stuck through it during this extremely tough month, maybe I can really do it this time. I’ve found that keeping this one small success in mind helps me believe that I might be able to turn the other cruddy stuff around too.
Now, to work on getting back to exercising . . . .
What small successes are you celebrating in your life? Do they help you face larger challenges? Let’s cheer each other on and get ready to tackle the big stuff together!!