Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Typical for me, lately I’ve been doing great with my workouts, but not so great with my eating and drinking habits. I start out great in the first half of the day, but by the end of it, I want a drink and something deep fried.

But the weight loss continues, slowly but surely. That’s a good motivator to not get too carried away. It doesn’t help right now though that the stress level is high. Holidays are in full swing, I’m selling my house and about to close on a new one, things at work are crazy. It also doesn’t help that my coworkers are big candy fans and they like to share the damn warmth. So there’s always a big glass jar full of candies and chocolates that I have to walk past every time I go to or from my desk.

And really, who can pass up free candy? (Anyone who says, “I can, I don’t like candy,” or “I don’t like sweets,” – you’re dead to me.)

I guess the two steps forward, one step back problem is pretty common for folks, so I can’t complain too much. It’s also better than one step forward, two steps back, which is more my norm.

As far as coping with the depression goes in the meantime, it’s getting better and easier to deal with, but lately it’s become clear that some of the things causing it are mostly outside of my control. Of course, I have choices that could help me cope, but it would mean major, major life changes, and I’m just not ready to go there yet.

So with that – happy Thanksgiving! Go forth and enjoy stretchy pants and an excuse to take a nap.

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