Its time for an update. First off, thanks for all the good wishes everyone
2013 was a HARD year. I lost 10lb throughout the summer, and was doing great when I went on vacation. I didn't gain much, came back with the determination to get back on track, when everything just sort of fell apart. I agreed to go on a vacation in February, committed to it and had to pay for it by December. I was pretty excited, as it was with some cousins I really like, on an adventure type of tour in costa rica. I'm not normally a big fan of tours, but hiking up a volcano, repelling down water falls, kayaking on the ocean, swimming and surfing in a tropical country sounded great in February, and a great way to work on my fitness goals. The people I'm traveling with are VERY health conscious, so win-win for me.
then My granma was hospitalized, shortly there after my granpa had a heart attack, my dad lost a good paying job, stressing out my parents(who I feel obligated to help), I had two really bad flus, one after the other, requiring time off work, and emergency dental work($1500) which brings us to December.
One of my good friends put down her dog, who she's owned for 10 years. One of my best friends lost her fiancÚ in a tragic car accident. I fell down the stairs, severely spraining my ankle(4 hours in the er, close to tearing the tendons). I needed an emergency root canal, on a tooth I had just paid to have fixed($800). Add an unbelievably stressful work situation in December, plus family drama and I'm right back where I started.
For the last 6 weeks I've been told to "keep my leg up" by my doctor, which is getting increasingly difficult. The weather this year has been insane, and the whole province is buried in ice and snow, plus I'm not allowed to go to the gym.
anyhow, if you made it through that novel of sorrow and self pity, you deserve a treat(In this case, an orange, no cookies on this part of the forum
). I am back on track this month. I have re-lost 3lb, my diet has been totally revamped and I'm feeling optimistic. I can start walking on the treadmill again on the 15th
, which should help ALOT.
Thanks for the support