It’s no secret that I struggle with my weight. I love to eat food that is bad for me, and I HATE exercise with a passion equal to the light of a thousand fiery suns. Yes, I just paraphrased the Lizzie McGuire Movie, get over it and move on, lol. Anyhow, I love the french fries and the chips and the bread and the potatoes, and of course, the pasta. I also like many veggies, and lots of fruits, and of course beef, pork and chicken. I’ve done low carb before and had some pretty good success with it, and even when I went off it, I didn’t gain ALL the weight and then some back like a lot of people do. And as much as I love the carbs ( the unhealthy ones) I hate exercise. Hate hate hate hate hate. In case I wasn’t clear, I hate exercise. But I’m also not stupid and I know that I need to take care of myself. So last winter, I joined the gym (again) and I was doing pretty well about going, but then I stopped. This summer I started again because I had a gym buddy in the form of my darling daughter. So I’ve been going to the gym pretty regularly, and instead of just doing cardio, I’ve even started doing some strength training, which is new and uncharted territory for me. In fact, in my cardio, I’m doing HIIT! I’ve mostly been eating pretty healthy….there have been some slips, and i’ll be the first to admit that, but I’m not existing on a diet of fries, chips and popcorn. Don’t judge, I have in the past. I’m also NOT hopping on the scale, instead choosing to go with how my clothing fits and the good old tape measure. Well guess what? Nothing’s changing…not the fit of the clothing, and not the inches on the tape measure. It’s super frustrating. The kind of frustrating that usually gets fixed by a big old giant bag of ruffles. But not this time, because even though Ruffles have ridges and all that, I have willpower. I also have a doctor’s appointment next month and i’m going to show her my food and exercise logs and tell her to figure out what the heck is wrong because I’m doing my part, and my body is NOT cooperating. It’s super frustrating…but i’m not giving up!