k1975lr wrote: »
@wanderinglight This sounds like me. I too run an art business (children's illustration and book covers) and I am zapped out energy wise. I actually closed down a large portion of my business as I need to now plan on homeschooling my 5 and 8 year old so I'm working on creating a really clear schedule that allows both flexibility and rigidity.
I lost my mojo this week for sure--I let my body just decide when and what to eat based on my current blues and t.o.m. cramps. But today, I'm back on the more structured eating plan of good carbs, proteins and vegetables.
I am a huge stress ball right now and my 5 year old said her throat hurt the other night. Luckily, it was just dry and a drink of water cleared it up, but it seriously stressed me out.
Part of my schedule planning is going to be to put away mobile devices, just so I cant tune out when I'm stressed. I honeslty think I'm mourning the loss of the before times--being able to take my kids to museums, parks, out for a quick snack--so on to working on the things I can control and moving forward.
darksunapril wrote: »
@wanderinglight I haven't read all your posts but please don't be disheartened about a little weight gain. From personal experience I can fluctuate +/- 5lb in a single day! Just trust the process and you will get there in the end. My journey so far certainly hasnt been and I'm sure it won't be a steady downwards trend (as great as that would be) but measuring my body the inches have come off all the same, and the energy levels have gone up. I wish you a good journey!
speyerj wrote: »
That was a great post you linked to. I love your plan. You found a way to make it easy on yourself by picking just a couple of things to support your weight loss goals that you know you can do and that you won't mind doing. Bravo!
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