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Posted Nov 18 2009 10:01pm

After an admittedly long break between posts – I am officially back. Seriously dedicated to making some serious life changes, losing weight and blogging about it along the way.

The past year has been incredibly difficult and any progress I had made has been lost. Between my husband’s now almost complete disability, my own health problems, working to support our small family on one part-time, freelance income, and trying to raise a healthy, happy 3 year old is it any wonder I feel stressed (a major eating trigger for me) and am dealing with bouts of depression?

It’s easy to look at everything that is wrong with our lives right now and make excuses. People who know me ask all the time how we are hanging on. Most days I do the bare minimum to get by. That rarely includes exercise and (until recently) frequently included fast food. Unfinished projects at home and online pile up as I put things off over and over again.

Still, I’ve been depressed and overweight before as a teenager. I took control, got healthy and stayed that way until the first time I got sick. I CAN do it again. I WILL do it again. I have farther to go this time so it will take longer. It will take more work. It won’t be easy. This blog is my anchor. Writing and researching will keep me focused.

Thanks for indulging me, reading this bit of personal mess. Back to fitness on a budget tips tomorrow.

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