I'm trying to remember when I last posted, but I can't. October maybe? All I know is that's it's been too long! I'm back and ready to recommit to my goals.
I think I first visited 3FC around this time last year. At the time, I weighed 172 lbs. By the end of September, I was down to 150 and feeling fabulous. Then life threw some challenges my way and all of my healthy eating and exercise habits went by the wayside. I quit my doctoral program in December and haven't been able to find work (I've actually been looking since October - no luck). I've been experiencing anxiety attacks and bouts of depression that make it hard to get out of bed sometimes. Even though I know "it's the economy, stupid," it's hard not to blame myself for my current situation.
My weight recently began to creep back up (food is a major emotional crutch for me), and that's depressing too. But that's something I have control over - I can do something about that, and I'm starting today.
Just wanted to check in, say hello to old friends and (hopefully) new ones.