I'm kinda calling this the end of my fall challenge. We are in full-on winter mode here with snow on the ground and Christmas festivities all around.
Here's the long and short of it. This challenge was wildly successful and a total failure.
The success, if you read my previous posts, was the exercise. I am still on my streak of exercising every school day with the exception of closure of the pool or fitness center for whatever reason. I'm super proud of myself for that.
The failure was to get my food in any kind of order. In fact, it was the complete opposite. My eating has deteriorated to the point that I cannot even claim to be cutting calories, dieting, or whatever you'd want to call it. (No comments, please, on this being a lifestyle change, not a diet, and all that. I know. Whatever you want to call it, I'm not doing it.)
All in all, I'm calling it a success. The exercise has been a great and healthy outlet at this season of life. The food has broken down for a number of reasons and I feel almost no guilt about it. In the grand scheme of my life, something has to give sometimes and this time it was healthy food choices.
On the slow road to recovery, I am back to planning the family supper meals (all relatively healthy ones). That's a great first step. The kids and hubby like it because they can see what meals are coming up and I like it because it helps with grocery shopping and planning ahead for activities. Baby steps back to better food choices...
As for other things in life, I only have 5 days left of this semester and I can't wait for the 5 week break before spring semester! It is going to feel like heaven!! Until then, I'm going to plug away and try to finish strong. I have a few projects left and then finals. Fun, fun, fun!
My youngest DD with the mental health issues is still struggling. We are putting her in day treatment in hopes that she will respond to that better than her weekly therapy which is pretty ineffective. That switch begins in about a month. She'll go there from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. M-F. That way we can still have her home and try to work with her here too. We just have to keep trying even though she won't. She doesn't realize how hard she is making her own life. If you pray, please pray for her!
Merry Christmas to all if I don't get on here again before then!