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Monday, July 18, 2011

It's been a while..

Yes, I know. I don't have too many followers, so maybe I'm less motivated to update. I am still going strong on my WLJ (and when I say going strong, I mean working hard.. not necessarily losing weight).

It's been frustrating the past few weeks. I've really been watching my intake - AND working my tail off at the gym. I go pretty much every day, sometimes twice a day. I've been okay at maintaining my 'stay away from carbs' rule that began during my foray into the 17 day diet. I think I'd like to try the full-blown plan again.. but I have to get Kris on board. He gets that *ugh* sound in his voice when I mention that I'm going to have a strict week.

I must say, though - he's been very supportive of me: being my buddy at the gym whenever he can, not tempting me with trigger foods, and being my shoulder to cry on. Especially when I had a complete breakdown that began at the gym last week and continued in the car on the way home.

Sometimes there's nothing he can say or do though.. because when I weighed in last week, I had GAINED a pound.. putting me farther from the 15 lb mark I was working so hard to hit. I was so frustrated, I couldn't bring myself to participate during the meeting and ended up leaving halfway through because I felt like crying, again.

It was probably just my emotions (ugh.. being a girl sucks) getting the best of me.. but that doesn't mean I'm any less frustrated. I'm gonna keep plugging along though.. because I have gotten some great compliments from people saying I look really good.. even though it's not reflecting on the scale.

I know the rest of the summer is going to fly by.. between vacations, and baking, and getting ready for the fall semester. I'll try and keep updating.. even though I don't have any fun recipes to share. I've been sticking to my tried-and-true foods that I know by heart and don't take a lot of time. Who knew being on break from school could keep me so busy?! If you're really eager to know what's going on with me, you can follow my tumblr, which I update more often with my rants: (fyi - you can plug it into your google reading list and my posts will pop up).

Now I hope to make it through my first night shift in weeks.. and have the energy to go to the gym when I get off. Wish me luck!