Really, what took me so long to blog here and why did I lose continuity to follow up and do some updates about my journey in weight loss? Summer 2017 came and next week, summer will be over.
Disruptions in my train of thoughts got the best of me. We’ve gone for a sudden three week vacation to our hometown due to a death in our family right after my last blog. Coming back home made me melancholic, too; and started feeling that maybe it was high time to move back to our hometown. I dwelt on that thought for quite sometime for one thing.
We also got preoccupied by the marriage problems of one of our relatives and we became sounding boards to a mind that was bouncing back and forth, from here and there and everywhere. We tried hard to support whatever decision he would make to ease up his burden, and luckily, for now, he seems able to get to the bottom of what’s troubling him and his wife, that we got a reprieve from the endless woes, which held us back from our own contemplation in our relocation possibilities.
With all of the interruptions, I was able to maintain my weight, even though strings of visits from our relations had screwed up our eating schedules. They seem to love our hospitality with free food and free lodging that my hubby and I found ourselves catering to their needs all the time. It’s a different story with my hubby whose extra weight he had lost, some pounds have returned. He lost the power to watch what he eats because he got influenced by uncontrolled eating habits again. Entertaining comes with stress, and to relieve stress, food is the answer.
I was able to stick with my daily green smoothie in the morning, and when we got a break from company on some weekdays, I cut back with food intake and ate more veggies instead.
I weigh everyday so I would know how much I gained when we have company and on days they are not around, I adhered to calorie counting. I made sure to do intermittent fasting each and everyday, no matter what.
Drinking lots of water everyday, especially when I start my daily fasting has helped to move the unnecessary waste. Water cleans my system and helps to keep me full in the night, and water helps my digestion in my small intestine down to the large one as well as it eases up constipation which is an enemy in weight loss.
I deactivated my Facebook account last week for unlimited period to free my time so I can get back to Word Press blogging. Facebook had taken so much of my time. It’s another distraction that needed to be cut off. For the most part of this year, I had found out that Facebook became too redundant and I was exceeding the time I spend on this social media that has contributed to becoming unproductive in my daily life. I realized that I already have pretty much conveyed my message of what holds true in my life; and it was more than enough. I don’t have an obligation to check my friends updates everyday and greet them happy birthday by creating a special birthday images that I spend at least 45 minutes to make them happy on their special day. I don’t have to like the pictures they share each and every time. Doing these things, I pretty much spent 5 hours or more on FB alone. I love my friends and relatives, the real life people I’ve met in real life. I don’t have plenty of them on Facebook but the ones I’m connected with are special to me. But just like everyone else, they have a busy real life, too; and I notice that they, too, are taking time out from FB most of the time. I took that cue from them, and for the first time in 6 years, I’ve decided to deactivate my account. It was very freeing to do so I’ve come to find out. If and when I decide to come back to FB, it will be because I have an extra time allotted to viewing it.
For now, I feel relieved to not being on Facebook. It can be a noisy environment where everyone has an opinion. I would miss some of my News Feed, especially the ones about health, but I can get around them and there are many ways to find them in other social media, aside from FB.