Food: Really good. I am so enjoying food these days- and not anxious about it at all. And keeping to my calorie goals is not feeling like a lot of white-knuckling like diets always have- looks like a small deficit and veeerrryyy sllloooowww weight loss goals are working okay so far. 7/7.
Speaking of weight loss- I'm at about 20lbs down now (since I started this in January- I think I had lost a little before that but I wasn't weighing in so I don't know). I had stalled out for most of March and April, but this time instead of looking at it as failure I looked at it as my body catching its breath and refocusing before it lost any more. I've been reading some science that suggests that plateaus/stalls may actually be healthy and help people achieve and maintain long-term weight loss success. Reframing them as "diet breaks" really helps my mindset.
Activity: big fat MEH. That temp project really interrupted my momentum. I mean, I'm done with it, but I'm really having trouble getting my activity back to previous levels. I need to watch out for that if I take on any more temp projects. I did finally upload the copy of T25 my brother gave me to my computer and plan to start it... right now. Hopefully that will get me kick started again. 0/7.
Sleep/stress- Not so hot. Not awful, but I'm slipping back into that night owl pattern a few days a week. Need to get that under control. Sleep has been a HUGE part of the picture for me- I honestly don't think my dietary changes would be going so well if I weren't also making the sleep changes. Stress-wise this week was fine- nothing big really happened, and we took it easy this weekend since last weekend was emotionally and physically draining (being with my brother and his kids, while I love them desperately, is exhausting- they're much higher energy than we are, and they're still struggling through the first year after my SIL died, so there's some sadness and heart-tugging there too). But this week was a good recovery from that. 4/7 for sleep/stress.