you wanna hear a joke?
the purpose of this blog is to track my diet/exercise so as to keep me accountable for my weight loss.
isn't that SO funny?
now, sure, i've been a bit distracted.
i started off the year on the right foot. i had a steady (if not too taxing) job. a steady (if a bit too taxing) boyfriend. and i had my head screwed on right. i was ready. i was committed. i was eating great and working out regularly.
and then life happened.
let me say this, by the way: i lost a lot of weight when i was in college, so i have been through this before. and what it took then was what i had this past january...
when i have a basic routine, and i can work my eating/exercise into that routine, i am good at sticking to it.
and so not to dredge this up again, but when The Boy dumped my ample ass, my whole world was thrown into a tailspin. not just because i was hurt, but because my routine shifted. i was suddenly left to figure out how to be a single adult female, living on her own (with her cats)(and yarn*)(and closed gym).
and lemme tell ya'. between the constant going out with friends (for love, support, and company) and endless internet dating, i have done a great job of Putting Myself Out There.
but Putting Oneself Out There does not really lend itself to routine.
plus, add to that my considerable job turmoil (and uh, a trip back east, a new baby in the family and a death in the family) and basically, i feel like i haven't had a 'normal' day in months.
because i haven't.
but now it's time to reel it in. to slow down on the dating. to focus on my new job. to find my way back to routine (even without a The Boy) enough so that i can eat well and get myself to the gym regularly and restore balance.
i mean, if i can clean my entire apartment while on vacation,** nothing's impossible.
*wanna hear another joke? okay, here goes: this blog is about knitting. hahahahahaha!!!
**i totally finally cleaned the apartment from top to bottom on sunday. hurrah!