The trip was a God send. I have had a lot of stress in my work life lately and I really felt burned out and in great need of a break. Being away helped me put everything into perspective, refocus on myself and get back on the wonderful track I was on before all this "stuff" started derailing me. I realized while I was away that I don't have to be everything to everyone. I am a intelligent, hardworking, successful person and as a result people often turn to me for my help. While I do my best to give everyone what I can, I cannot and should not spread myself so thin that I compromise my happiness, my health and my family. My needs and those of my family are ultimately the most important. It is remarkably easy to let down one's safeguard and compromise these precious assets. I will not do this. One day I will look back onto my life and I will say that I loved myself and my family so much, I always put them first. It will have been a life well spent.
With that thought in mind, I am excited once again to be focussed on this journey. I have been feeling a bit more restriction and have been forgetful a couple of times and not chewed slowly...hence a few PB episodes. I think that with my fourth fill next week, I should be right on the money and can start losing more. I have thus far, pretty much maintained my weight loss of thirty pounds. Considering the number of indulgences while I was on holiday, I consider this somewhat of a victory. That's all in the past now and I have turned over a new leaf. I am ready to go forward and lose ten pounds this next month! Yipee! I am so happy to be back to the old Elliana. I