shutterstock_71019373Whew! I am about to head to bed. I am all about the hustle, but I am also all about listening to my body, and my body needs rest right now.

I just wanted to share a quick update since the last one was a few weeks ago. I lost about 4 of the 5 pounds I gained, so I am happy about that. What I am not happy about is this plateau I’ve hit, and I know it’s because I have not been working out consistently. In the last two weeks, I have worked out about twice a week. Better than nothing, of course, but I am still a bit disappointed. I was really in a groove and I was working out 4-5 times a week. Once you get into the swing of things like that, falling off is the biggest pain in the ass, because getting back to that great place feels impossible.

So the good new, folks, is that I am not gaining weight anymore.  The bad news is that I have still been doing some emotional eating (ate 3 cookies and 2 chicken wings after dinner tonight), and that emotional eating is a bee-atch (did I spell that right?). I also feel like I am not making any progress because right now I weigh a couple pounds more than I did 5 weeks ago. I’m over it!

Well, I am no fool. Like my “homegirl in my head,” Oprah, I know that my struggle with weight is a lifelong struggled. You see, even if I hit my goal weight and I am feeling fit and fly, the struggle hasn’t ended–it has just shifted. Instead of focusing on losing weight, the struggle then shifts to keeping the weight off.

It’s all good, though. Considering all the blessings in my life, I refuse to get too stressed about a few extra pounds. I am human, cookies taste good, and I will lose the weight in time.

I’ll keep you all posted!