Bless me reader, for I have sinned (well, by dieter standards at least!). It has been 38 days since my last blog. I have not tracked, eaten too much and not exercised.
Whew, now that I have that off my chest, I can get back to it. There is a reason that I haven’t blogged in more than one month. It’s called life. I’m busy. Really busy. You know I work in communications for a labor union. You might not know that I am the communications lead, and most often times the only communications for one of the biggest campaigns in labor history. A nine-year fight for collective bargaining? Finally over. Now we are in the largest single union election in history. This is huge and I am front and center. Needless to say, I can barely find the time to cut up a pineapple, more or less write it down! I am not being facetious when I say that I work from the second I get in until the second I leave, and oh yeah, most nights and weekends. Even as I am writing this, I have another window open to answer emails. You see, when you are trying to do a radio ad in Hawaii, you work on their time.
It should be no surprise that my weight loss has significantly slowed. There were a couple gains, which I bounced back from, but man is this a struggle. I lost 11 pounds in the first six weeks, and only 2.4 more pounds in the six weeks since. I did so well in the beginning and then life kicked in. (Oh, did I mention that the hubs works nights and every other weekend, so I go straight from work to picking up little man, which means no time for exercise, although I guess I could be exercising right now!)
The thing is that when I was doing so great, I was eating right and writing everything down. I mean everything. In addition, though, I think the blogging was really helping me. Not that I have some huge readership to hold me accountable for what I write, but blogging keeps me accountable to myself. Plus, you know, I kind of love writing. There are very few things that I do for myself, so if this is one of them, that’s kind of awesome.
We have five long weeks until this union election is over. I can’t let it take over my whole life. I have got to get this under control, but honestly, I’m not really sure how. I’m open to suggestions!
Until then, I’ll keep on bloggin’!