Friday, January 29, 2010


Sorry I disappeared for awhile.

I’ve been dealing with some things in my family that have taken my attention from blogging. Turns out my Grandfather, who was more of a dad to me than my biological father was, has lung cancer that spread to his liver. This is his third bout with cancer, but it doesn’t look like this time he’s going to beat it. I’m sad, but at peace with it now. He’s the greatest man I’ve ever known. So my family has needed me to be there right now. But now that the initial shock of the situation has dulled slightly, life is beginning to settle back into its old familiar routines.

The weight loss has been excruciatingly slow. I think I’ve lost maybe ½ pound in the last two weeks. I’m really not cheating that much, so I’m not sure what’s going on. Can you plateau this early on? I’m not good at counting and measuring, so I’ve been trying to eyeball everything. I guess it’s time to get a kitchen scale. I know I don’t drink enough water. So I bought a nice water bottle to keep on my desk. I have a pledge to drink two bottles before leaving for the day. I was skipping breakfast the last few days too, so I decided to stop doing that. Hopefully these changes will get me back to losing significant amounts again.

Keeping my fingers crossed for Tuesday!


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your grandpa. I wish you continued peace. I'm sure not eating breakfast has something to do with it. Eating (healthilty) every three to four hours helps speed up your metabolism. Eating breakfast and drinking water should definitly help.

  2. Happy to have you back and sorry about your grandps :(.

    I am sure if you implement those changes you will start to see some good results!

  3. Not eating breakfast, and the family stress; your body is holding onto the weight for dear life. :( Very sorry to hear about your grandpa.