Perhaps I should have had more children so Thing 1 and Thing 2 might have had other Things to play - or bicker, fight and run amok - with. Damn! Why didn't I think of that earlier?
But the upshot of the holidays has been that I have not been near the laptop. As a one laptop family, and with children who are 'sooo booooorrrrred', it's the path of least resistance to let them have first dibs on the computer to quiet their discontent.
So I would just like to catch you up on my 12wbt comings and goings over the past week or so. Firstly, I have lost and put on weight again. Still hovering around my start weight. While my exercise has been fine and I have really enjoyed making the effort to do it, you can guess where I have fallen down.....
..... yep, nutrition, food, eating, making sensible choices, planning ahead and organisation.
I have had patches of brilliance with regard to eating cleanly and mindfully. That has buoyed me. But I need to be consistent.
The holidays have been a wonderful excuse which I have used to its fullest extent. Home with the kids, cooking has been an warm, inside activity we can do together. Away for a few days with family and friends, I used the fact that I didn't have complete control over the menu to pretty much go open slather.
Are you as bored by my lack of knuckling down as I am? I hear myself each week posting about how I'm going to turn this around, how I am going to introduce little strategies to help me. I've waxed lyrical about how I'm going to respond to the challenges this round is throwing my way.
But the truth is I have not been a woman of my word. I have said I would do one thing, and then I have done another. That is not the way to live life to the fullest.
This blog is a way for me to write and rant and get my thoughts out of the swirling mass in my head; to try, by editing and rearranging, to make some order and sense of them. And try as I might, there is no other way to spin what is going on with me. I am just not doing it.
A very wise woman on the 30+kilos 12wbt Facebook group asked the question today in response to another 12wbt'er having struggles with food - "What is it that you are feeding?"
I will try and work out the answer to that very pertinent question and get back to you.
If any of you have contemplated a similar problem, I'd appreciate hearing how you worked through it.