grounded.

Hi, all!
Long time, no post, huh?

Yep. My graduate school career is slowly coming to an end.  (Whoop whoop!)
I have really gotten out of blogging and I'm not sure why.

It took me a minute to remember that blogging is my escape.  When I do it consistently. 

I stopped because I had started to feel like I wasn't going anywhere with this anymore. 

When I started this blog, my intention was to just share my weight loss journey, and

I never intended to make blogging a business.  That is still not my primary goal. 

But I got sidetracked by other bloggers who were definitely monetizing their blogs and making decent money.  I bought a camera with the intention of adding more pictures to the blog. I even considering online blogging courses to "enhance" the blog.

It took me some time to realize that...that's not what I want. 

I'm doing this for fun.  I don't know what the future holds for this blog, but, for now, I am going back to my roots. 

I have signed back up for WeightWatchers as a meetings member.  I am using the app to track EVERYTHING I eat and drink.

I had attempted to get back on the meal replacement shake kick. For now, I'm going to focus on my portions. I have had great success with meal replacements--the issue is and has always been watching what (and how much) I eat when I'm NOT consuming a meal replacement shake.  Since I have lots of meal replacement shakes left over,  I plan to get back on the shakes when I hit a plateau.

The only thing I have not gotten back into is exercise.  I have not kept a consistent exercise regimen in over a month. I just have not felt like exercising.  It doesn't help that I've gotten bored with my exercise options.  I am considering starting 21-Day Fix again on Monday.  I'll keep you posted about that.

I'm finishing up my 6th week of my 8-week weight loss challenge group.  I have decided not to sign up for another challenge.  The concepts of challenge groups are great (like hello, support!), but the rules and restrictions make me very uncomfortable.  While I am ready to make this change, I want to do it on my own terms.  No pressure. 

So, that's where I stand.  I finally feel grounded.