Hi all, some of you may remember me from last Fall. I was pretty active for a little while, but my Seasonal Depression kicked my butt hard this year... gets harder every year, even though I try harder to improve it. Even with the new light I got for my birthday an taking lots of vitamin D, it was still bad enough that we're now seriously considering moving to Florida!
Anyhow, as we're moving into Spring and longer days, I'm feeling SO ready to get back to the Beach. I've gained back most of the roughly 15 lbs I lost, which scares me because I know every time you regain the harder it is to lose again. But the emotional eating that helped me crawl through the Winter is now just making me feel sluggish and sick to my stomach. I wish I could track down exactly what's upsetting my stomach on a regular basis, but I feel confident that a couple weeks back on Phase One will help. Thankfully, my sweetie will be doing the diet with me again this time, so I have support.
Right now I'm still sort of in preliminary stages... cleaning and planning. I cleaned out the cupboards, leaving only the SBD stuff (except for some hard-to-find gluten-free baked goods mixes - my sweetie is Celiac). Still need to send it somewhere, or possibly just throw it away since a lot of it's past the "better before" date. I hate to throw out so much food though.
As for planning, I'm kind of shocked (pleasantly so!) to realize that there are quite a few Phase 1 meals we like. This isn't going to be as hard as I think, once we can just get the fridge and cupboards stocked. It will be a bit challenging with my lactose intolerance and his gluten intolerance (desserts especially!), but we'll manage.
I'm hoping to be better about exercise this time, but I don't want to set my goals too high right out of the gate.
Anyhow, sorry to ramble - just thought I'd post a quick "hello, again" since I'm hoping to start posting to the boards again.