Daily Bread (Week 12)
I have a new theory: exercising too much can slow weight loss! Probably not true, but because of whip lash from my car accident last week, I wasn’t able to exercise much and lost more weight than usual. Most of class this week was hearing from someone who has been doing this for over a year. She is still paying very close attention to what she eats, this isn’t a one-time, quick-fix program. I found her story moving and interesting, but did miss skipping the group check in.
Today is a day to mark the passage of time. The first photo is from May 16, about a month after I started the program. The second is from July 10, roughly 2 months later.
I can see the difference.
Today is also the 5 year anniversary of our legal marriage. Below is a photo from that day and one from 1975 shortly after we first became a couple.
I can see the difference there as well.
Ah, how times flies.
And, ah, life always brings change and challenges. Today, I worry about a new Supreme Court that may invalidate our marriage. I also have a deeper fear that putting immigrant children in cages is only the beginning of more and increasingly abhorant crimes against humanity. The White Supremacist Patriarchal Culture that is in ascendence, seeks to destroy all diversity. Almost all of us are at risk if they succeed. I need to get healthier so that I can continue to resist. The ups and downs, the aches and pains, are frustrating, but life is so precious. I will continue to fight for it.
(My stats for the last 9 days – down 3.2 pounds, drank 9 gallons of water and exercised for a total of 105 minutes. My total weight loss so far is 34.9 pounds.)