Daily Bread #37
I have a truly amazing support system. On Christmas Eve, “Secret Santa” from my group left the note above on my porch song with a goodie bag full of fabulous stickers, trinkets and small gifts, including a cute chicken kitchen timer and a fluid measuring glass. Do I feel the love? Yes, I do.
And my beloved Anne gave me a Fitbit (one that I can wear in the pool to track swimming too), a mini-colander to wash my morning blueberries, measuring spoons with size markings I can read, jogging pants that won’t fall off for a few more months at least, and Michelle Obama’s book, which I can read on the exercise bike. I may be forgetting something, but do I feel the love? Yes, I do.
Weirdly enough, it seems to be getting easier in a lot of ways. I am drinking more than a gallon every day now, finishing the jug by dinner and wanting more. I did 420 minutes of exercise this week, and it was easier than the week before. I had veal marsala and a martini on Christmas eve, and ate a potluck dinner at a friend’s house on Christmas – and I still lost almost 2 pounds.
During class we talked about lessons learned this last year. There has been so much! For me personally, I think I now can relax just a little more, turn down the volume on my compulsiveness, and partake of an occasional treat. As long as I keep my focus most of the time, it will really be OK to plan to do something different once in awhile. Planning is the key. I knew I would have a martini this week so I ate a bit lighter earlier in that day. I also knew I would be unhappy if I just got sauceless fish so the veal was a decent option that tasted fabulous. The leftovers were good as well. Watching people eat the bread and olive oil, and sharing a dessert was a little harder, but the veal and martini did it for me, and once it came, I did not feel deprived.
2019 will be a good year. 2020 will be even better if we can pull off a landslide election that will end this political nightmare we have been living in for forever it seems.
(My stats for the last week – down 1.9 pounds, drank over 8 gallons of water and exercised for 420 minutes. My cumulative weight loss so far is 72.3 pounds.)