My healthy, balanced state continued. I did deal with some major anxiety a couple of times, but thankfully had no panic attacks. Overall, I’m very pleased with the week.
I’ve felt so good that I’ve been looking into Vocational Rehab again for help training and getting a job. I do this every time I start feeling good again. I will talk with my pdoc and therapist before contacting my case counselor. I’m sure they’ll both tell me that two good weeks does not equal recovery, but I figured it’s time to bring it up again, at least. They’ll tell me to just keep writing.
Weight and Fitness
On Saturday, May 7 I weighed 265.6 lbs.
On Saturday, May 14 I weighed 263.6
Total loss for the week: exactly 2.0 lbs.
Finally, a drop again! It’s about time.
I credit both Weight Watchers and the Lose It website for the loss. Both required tracking my food which made me extra vigilant to ensure I did track everything. Also, my Lose It pal, Dyane, whose excellent blog is Birth of a New Brain, has been a been a tremendous help. Dyane and I send messages of encouragement to each other. Having a specific buddy to be accountable to definitely has its advantages. She started the Lose It group, “Wondrous Writers Weight Loss Group.” If you care to join us, just join Lose It, which is FREE and search for the group name.
While I didn’t go to the beach, as I planned, I still got some walking in for several days. This week my goal is to go to the beach at least three mornings.
I can’t say it’s been bad, but I have had to change things up. I created an outline before I started the novel which has been very helpful, however as I’ve been writing, I’ve veered quite a ways off. I’m not a write by the seat of my pants kind of guy so I’m creating a new outline for the last half of the book. In addition, I’ve received feedback from my critique group that I’ve found puzzling. As a result, I’m seeking out some local mystery writers to get some feedback specifically on the genre.
Two good weeks in a row. I’m happy.