I promised to remain accountable to you and I have not, but not for the reasons you might imagine.  I had been doing surprisingly well at staying on the diet/exercise regimen.  I just haven’t had time to write about it because once again, we are battling illness here in the Just home.

Last week really was a great week, so long as you only count Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  I was doing great on my tracking, hitting my numbers and working out hard at class.  Then Wednesday, I got a call from the school nurse telling me to come get Peter.  It was strep and I was out Thursday and Friday.

Some day, I really need to learn how to be motivated to eat right, even when no one is watching.  Because I have not done great since Thursday.  Part of it is knowing the trainers won’t see my food log; part of it is feeling stressed/sorry for myself because I’m taking care of a sick kid.  And a big part of it is pure exhaustion.

It’s weird.  I have been just plain worn out all weekend long, and yesterday I fell asleep for FOUR HOURS!!!  In the middle of the afternoon!  Then I went to bed at 9:30 and was asleep by 10:30!!!  This morning, I felt good, but by this afternoon, I was so tired, I took another nap – this time for two hours, and here it is 6:15 and I feel like I can hardly stand up.

In fact, I am sitting.

But that’s beside the point.  The bottom line is that this isn’t like me, and I’ve suspected for a couple of days my body was trying to fight off the strep virus.  My fear is that my sore throat that is developing is indication that I’m losing the battle.  But I’m not going down without a fight!!!

So in other news, I weighed in on Sunday and had lost a little more weight, bringing my grand total to 25 lbs.  Not stellar given how long I’ve been at this, but when you think about what weighs 25 pounds – Brad says my Kitchen Aid mixer is 25 lbs – it brings it into a better perspective.

In other news, I’ve been encouraged to purchase a pair of pants I cannot yet fit into, as encouragement and a way to judge how much weight I’m losing.  I ordered said pants and they shipped today.  I ordered my first pair of non-plus sized pants to own in many, many years.  I even ordered down a size (14) because the ad said they run big and to order a size smaller.  We’ll see how it goes – more information forthcoming…depending on how I feel after I try them on.  🙂