I have come to the conclusion that I need a plan to not weight 300 plus pounds again. Though I have not gone up any clothing sizes (yet) things are a bit snug. The reason? Working full time and not having the time to go to the gym. I am walking many nights but compared to the kinds of workouts I was doing before, walking is not cutting it. The gym at night is rough due to having to feed people and animals and grocery shopping and church. There is always something in the way.
I had a long chat tonight with an old friend from the old church and she told me she had been hitting the Y at 5:00 am Monday through Friday. I can do this. Last summer, I was getting up at 5:00 to run before work, so surely I can get up to hit the Y by 5:00 or 5:30. Then I can shower there and head to work. It will require a little more planning but totally doable and probably the very best solution. The Brit will be getting The Lawyer up for school come August and I can call to walk up The Genius. He gets himself out the door anyway. These days I head up to bed by 10:30 anyway and the fact remains that I know working out in the manner my body used to work out, is going to increase my energy anyway.
It has been a difficult adjustment to go back to work full time but I cannot use it as an excuse to gain weight. I must simply rearrange my life a little to make things work for me.