I promise I haven't disappeared--what with moving and my new job, I haven't been online as much as I used to. Things are starting to calm down now, though, and I just wanted to check in and let you all know how I've been doing. I think all the stuff going on has been a good thing, because I now have less time to obsess over food and calorie count until my face turns blue. For some reason, I've also been feeling less anxious about food and I have noticed a difference in the past month or so. I was able to let myself eat a piece of cake--albeit, a very very small piece, but a piece nonetheless--at my stepdad's birthday, and now whenever I go see my parents I don't insist on eating only carrots and soup. I know they were getting sort of worried about me because I used to love joining them for meals when I came home, because as a college student it was really only the decent home-cooking I was able to get, and then when I stopped I know it had to have made them wonder. The only fly in the ointment is that my IBS has been acting up and when that happens I can barely eat because after I take two bites I feel full, so that's a bummer.
Anyway, my new apartment complex has a gym, so I hope to get into a routine of going there regularly. It's nothing fancy, but I want to get some aerobic activity often because exercise gives you energy, and I need energy when I'm getting up at 5:15 in the morning!
So how have you all been?