So the moment I finally said Adieu to d'Artganan, I picked up some lovely light Neil Gaiman and now I've moved on to Philippa Gregory. Finished Stardust in three days and have made headroads into The Boleyn Inheritance in the two days since.
I've found another gym. It's further away but quite a bit cheaper; they're also expanding so if they open another location nearer... I'm thinking about it.
Because I have realized that exercise makes a GIGANTIC difference. I've been on the 5:2 diet for two months now and have lost 13 pounds, putting me only a few pounds by weight over my much-desired "wedding weight" of 166 pounds... however, I'm still barely in a size 12, whereas before I was in a very steady size 8, and able to squeeze into a size 6 (which is what my wedding dress is). Difference? I was working out at least three to four times a week, with 15-20 minutes of weight training and 50 minutes on the ellipsis. Now I do a few reps with free weights and walk two miles a day, so I'm not completely sedentary, but I'm certainly not WORKING OUT.
I just have to figure out how to juggle my schedule (which is juggling in itself).