Stalled, Stalling, to Stall

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My weight loss has stalled. I am stalling making the changes that are needed to get it moving again. To stall is human.

I had a moment of clarity while blowdrying my greatly shortened tresses. My bathroom is small. As in friggin' tiny and actually the whole house feels like it's bursting at the seams. There I've said it. I've publicly conceded to the SO's point that perhaps we have one to many living beings for the size of our house... GULP - pride swallowed - he's right.

So now we gots to get the house ready to sell. The past couple of weeks have been all about list making and starting to check things off that list. Walking through your house completely objectively, really looking for what we'll politely call "Areas of Improvement" is depressing. Yikes! We really let stuff go that I never noticed. I was shocked at just how dirty my windows were when I actually looked at them. How could I not have seen that chipped trim?

In the past 10 days, we've met with an agent, had a window repaired, met with 2 drywall contractors, had a section of flooring repaired, the sewer access pipe cut down and started packing some of the non essentials away. We've changed out a light fixture, the front door knob, the ceiling fan and the screen door. Sadly the surface is barely scratched...

So I haven't done more than drive past my gym on the way to the hardware store and I've only looked longingly at my Pilates mat as I scoot it out of the way to get another box. The tempation to order take-away grows stronger every day but so far I've held it at bay. I'm not gaining weight, but it sure ain't going in the right direction either. And *ominous music plays* I've stopped drinking water. I've had about 3 cups in the last 2 days. It's getting colder and I'm tired and I want my coffee. Grasping the warm ceramic mug is soothing as I survey the chaos. The constant headaches are not so soothing however, so gradually I'll get back on the wagon.
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  • EOSAURORA84 have taken a great task may be missing the gym, but other things count as well.....i dont know what it is about this time of year, but it seems a lot of people kinda slow down on the weight loss thing....the fact that you are keeping the take-out demon away says that you will get through this....good luck on the the sell....
    4266 days ago
    I'm in the same boat gorgeous, hugs! Being broke, starting to survey what to throw the hell away blah blah blah - I haven't gained back anything but I'm not losing. I haven't tracked my food in.....a while. I've been drinking maybe 6 glasses of water a day. Lets just go back to sleep and start again in April :) hehehe

    Love you honey! Sorry the SO was right :S But you've got an upgrade opportunity :D Wish I could help you guys xoxo
    4278 days ago
    I know it's a lot of work to sell and house, find another and keep it all together. Even though you aren't going to the gym you are still exercising with all you are doing.

    Please take care of yourself.

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    4293 days ago
  • KIERA09
    How exciting, a new house!!!

    I went through three weeks of not really drinking water, going over my calories and barely making it to the gym. I kept up with running though. It's that one small change or two you can say you're still keeping up with that says, "I'm still here, Im not going anywhere."

    So, you're avoiding the pizza and chinese food. THAT takes a lot of somethin'!

    I wonder how many calories you burn wallpapering? emoticon
    4298 days ago
    Awww, you should've said- we'd come and help! Just think, how many thousand Sparkpeople are there with house renovation skills, or kid or pet sitting talent- you'd be finished by the afternoon!

    Just sayin' emoticon

    4300 days ago
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