I’ll admit it. I’ve been a terrible, awful slacker when it comes to blogging lately. As seen by the fact that I haven’t written anything since August. There has just been a lot of stress in my life between work, home, etc. and I’m still really really not feeling well with very little hope in the figuring-it-out department.
On top of everything else I’ve been through this year, I ended up with bronchitis last month which caused me to tear/strain a muscle between the ribs in my back (hello agony). That put a bit of a hitch in my use of my cpap machine. I’m still struggling to get back to regular use with it. Not sure it was helping all that much to begin with.
As far as weight loss goes, I’m holding steady at being about 20 pounds down again – give or take one or two. Sure I’m about at the same place I was in August, but that’s better than having gained, right? I haven’t been focusing so much lately on sticking within my Weight Watchers points as in trying to just eat less when I can get myself to. Hasn’t been easy with all that’s been going on. The biggest thing is that I’m trying to eat more naturally – again, as much as I can. I’m shopping at Whole Foods for the most part and even when I’m not, I’m trying to buy things with minimal ingredients and no chemicals. I want to see if that will help how I feel. So far, no real change, but then I haven’t been able to cut the crap out completely yet. I haven’t bought a frozen meal in over a month though, so that’s progress. Okay, that’s not entirely true. I did cave once and bought a Trader Joe’s frozen mac and cheese dinner. But seriously, have you had it? If so, you know why I caved.
I will be very very glad to say goodbye to 2012 as it’s been a particularly rough year for me in many ways. I just pray that 2013 is better. That being said, there have been some pretty great moments, too. I’m grateful for the friends and family I have who care about me and who I love. And I’ve had some pretty fun moments with them. For example, getting to see my first burlesque show a few weeks ago.
On a more personal side, I’ve started dating again a bit. In fact, have a third date with someone new this weekend. It’s too soon to really know anything, but he seems like a good guy.
What are your holiday plans? I still need to shop for my dad and find something for my grandma, but am otherwise done. Found out today that my aunt and my uncles are driving in from St. Louis tomorrow just for the day. It’ll be good to see them. I haven’t seen my aunt since September and it’s been a few years since I’ve seen my uncles. It’s shaping up to be a fairly busy weekend, so I’m hoping I’ll have some time to relax at some point. I’m pretty excited that I only have to work half a day tomorrow and then have Monday and Tuesday off.
Anyway, I hope you all are doing well and have a very happy holiday – regardless of which one you celebrate. Take care.