I've been thinking a lot about the blog in recent days. I up and abandoned it for a good long while (over a year). Yet I always meant to come back. So here I am.
The ticker has been updated to show my current weight and regression of progress. It wasn't too terribly bad. I didn't go and regain all of what I had lost but it was a sizable amount. So sizable, in fact, that I was beginning to freak all the way out about whether or not I was on a permanent backward slide to super morbid obesity. But I managed to put a stop to a rather foolish decision to allow an emotional upheaval to cause me to reach for food for comfort (like I've never done that before?) rather than dealing with what was causing the distress in the first place.
So, what is next? Well I have decided to not put such immense pressure on myself to take off more pounds than I should by shortchanging myself on nutrition. I'm eating regular sensible, well-balanced meals. The major change is that I have totally eliminated white flour, pasta, rice and potatoes from my diet. I'm also focusing on not eating anything with over 5g of sugar per serving. It is having a tremendous effect on the shape of my body. My abdominal area is shrinking at a much faster rate than it ever did before. My pants fit much better as well. I am extremely happy about that because it is the one area that was changing the least before I cut out the white and the high sugar foods. I am in a better place than I was before I put the 40 or so pounds back on. I am taking things one day at a time and it is working out pretty darned well.
I hope to get around the blog world sometime this weekend and see what my old favorites are up to and how you all are doing. I am already back on Twitter.
Is anyone watching Biggest Loser? I think I am going to love this season.