...is the only thing you've been hearing from my corner of the blogosphere lately. I can't even believe how off track I've gotten. Basically I got frustrated after my big gain and gave up on myself. During this time I've gained some of the weight back. But in all honesty, it isn't as much as one would expect. I haven't gone completely off the rails...but I have stopped eating as I should and stopped exercising. And I need to get back on the wagon in the worst way.
I've had a lot of things happen over the last couple months. I've been working 6 days a week, trying so hard to get ahead, to get debts paid off. And it seems that every time I get to a point where I'm able to start putting extra money onto my student loans or my car loan, something goes wrong. I've had to have a break job done on my car which cost nearly $700 and most recently this happened...
Yes...That's an excavator digging up my backyard. I live in a duplex in which the other unit is lower than our house and underneath my yard, when they were putting the retaining wall in, they broke a drainage pipe. This went undetected until this spring/early summer when we had record breaking rainfalls and flash floods in my town. There was just far too much water and it backed up and spilled into my neighbour's house. During one particular storm, my neighbours boyfriend took it upon himself to rip all my drainage gutters out of the storm sewer, causing damage to one of the spouts and causing water to run down our foundation. Luckily I didn't get water in my basement...but needless to say I'm fairly angry at the way they handled the situation and that my property is a construction site and has been for a week now.
We were not planning on landscaping our backyard for another couple years, but now that our backyard is already ripped up and unusable, we are going to do a few projects back there this summer, and finish it next spring...There goes my vacation and all my extra money.
Of course, with all the stress I've been under, I've been making horrible choices. And because I'd already been ignoring my support system (you guys and gals), it was easy to fall back into old habits. Now I'm really ready to get back at it and begin to work hard again. But I need help and support. So I'm back. I'm back and willing to re-commit to my lifestyle change.
I will be weighing in for the first time in a long time on the 4th of August and we'll go from there.
So here we go...Again!
PS - Thanks to all of you who are still here!!!!