Life got a little hectic there for a while. We spent all last week moving and most of this week settling into our new house. It was a lot of work, but the feeling a peace and contentment I get when I walk into our new space has made it all worth it. What's really interesting is my weight (which had inexplicitly shot up) dropped down shortly after the move. There could be some interesting reasons for that, one of them being hormonal, but I would like to think it's my body thanking me for making this move. We've been living in a tiny little cottage for a year and a half, and my son moved in with us and has been sleeping on my couch since June. I've been feeling overwhelmed and trapped in my own house, so this move is oh so much a big deal.
One other thing I've done differently is stay away from any alcohol. I had realized that things got a little out of hand last month :D We were our having dinner and/or drinks with friends almost two nights a week all of October - so I decided to give my body a 30 day 'break' and lay off the stuff for the month of November. I think it was a good choice.
I also seemed to hit my groove with my workouts this week. I haven't been to the gym but I have done two runs and hit the bike trainer once. It's felt great each time which means I'm not doing too much for my energy, fitness levels.
Lastly, I've started reading a book The Four-Day Win: End Your Diet War and Achieve Thinner Peace by Martha Beck. It came in the midst of our move and I just got the time to start to dive in on Tuesday. It's hard to describe as it's not a 'diet book'. But it is like someone opened up my brain and sat and listened to all my thoughts about myself and dieting and then wrote them all down and explained them in a way I had never heard before. If you're a cronic/professional dieter like me, you HAVE to check out this book.
As of this morning I was 231.3 - down 3.7 lbs since Oct 21... I'll take that!