I'm doing monthly updates on my New Year Goals.
Not posting an August update on September 15 is a sure fire sign that August was rather rubbish and I wanted to get my act together before writing again!
In summary: exercise good, eating not good for latter half of the month. I dunno what to say, things have been messy around here and I pretty much temporarily abandoned the Basic Tools o' Healthy Living. I didn't register it properly until I hopped on the scales and saw I was five pounds up, wiping out months and months of slow and steady progress. I'd almost forgotten how quickly I can stack it on if I stop paying attention. It reminded me of a rapid gain five years ago:
"You're like a Marvel comic," said the Scottish Companion in awed tones… "The Amazing Expanding and Contracting Woman!"
The déjà vu lead to a Spiral of Blogging Doom…
- Random Person A: "You're being too tough on yourself!"
- Random Person B: "You need to get tough with yourself!"
- Anonymous: "HA HA told u you'd fail and ur still failing… lardy!"
- Ex-Boyfriends: "Good lord, I totally dodged a bullet"
- Work Colleagues: "That explains the crumbs on the keyboard"
- Gareth: "Typo in paragraph three"
While struck dumb, blog wise, I've been getting back into the swing of things. A few rough weeks does not mean doom. I need to keep working on why my Mega Stress repsonse still seems to be… Stop Doing The Healthy Things. But just focusing on the helpful actions: exercise no matter what, cosy porridge to start the day off right, back to the food diary, tuning into the hunger, getting enough sleep. Yes I feel like a nong to still be writing about this stuff, but I guess this is how it is. Fall down, get up, repeat til the end?