That's the before. Obviously.
It's also how I feel. Over the past few days/two weeks, I've slid into a slump. I feel gross. I look gross. Maybe not THAT bad, but still.
We've had swim lessons every day for the past two weeks, and while the kids LOVED it, it was such a stressful time for me. Having to be up and out by a certain time, with kids who were not cooperative, despite the fact that they wanted to go, and then throw in a really grumpy baby who usually naps right at that time... Well, yeah. It was stressful.
Josh is under a lot of stress, too. That makes two of us. And when we are BOTH stressed, there isn't the ability to talk each other down. So we are both being high strung and emotional and sensitive. More stress.
And I've been eating. And eating. I weighed this morning and I'm up 3 pounds. Not the end of the world horrible, especially for how I've been stuffing my face, but still. It's crazy how much 3 pounds actually SHOWS. I have more back fat and my face is rounder/more double-chinney. That's a word.
ANYWAY, I think I'm at the bottom. Rock bottom. And there's nowhere to go but up. Next week we'll be staying at our church resort part of the week, and I'm actually looking forward to it. It's taken me a good 3-4 days to work through some issues I had, that came out of the blue. But I've worked through it and am looking forward to the time with my little family.
I think I'm going to pull a "Sherah"... Some of you may know her. :) Anyway, I think I'm going to eat a lot of watermelon while out there. When it's so hot, it is so refreshing, it helps clean things out and will give me a clean slate to start the next part of my journey. Whatever that may be.
The gym isn't going to work right now. Josh just has too much work and is out too late/up too early. I need to stop talking and start doing. As in, stop talking/thinking about looking up arm exercises and actually do them. Starting Monday we are implementing a new schedule/chore system, and I'm going to give myself chores as well. Reading the Bible, some kind of exercise, etc...
So that's where I'm at. I probably won't post again for a bit, but never fear, I'll be back. ;-)