Skies are blue again. I had one of those wonderful weeks where I felt so well that I thought I was “cured.” That’s okay, I know that’s not true, but I’m not going to focus on the negative. Right now, I’m going to savor every second of this feel-good period. I did get a lot of exercise and got a lot of sunshine so I’m certain those were contributing factors to get me out of my funk.
I did deal with some anxiety. As I get better, my world gets bigger and it freaks me out. I get overwhelmed. That’s okay, though. I understand it’s just growing pains and it means I’ve had some progress. I’ll post more about the overwhelmed part later this week.
Weight and Fitness
Weight on Oct 15: 264.0 lbs.
Weight on Oct 22: 258.4 lbs.
Total loss: 5.6 lbs.
I’m back, Baby! I’ve been so frustrated about my weight that I looked back on my history. This year my weight yo-yoed and when all was said and done, my weight hasn’t changed at all in the past nine months. I finally got sick of it. I’ve been trying to stay within my Weight Watchers daily food goal. I haven’t been perfect at it, that’s for sure, but I have gotten much better.
Exercise has been the key though. Maurice and I have been walking together 4.5 – 5.5 miles every evening through our neighborhood. There were plenty of nights I didn’t want to go and he pushed just enough to get me off my ass and head out the door. The weight loss last week has given me more drive to keep this going.
Physically this week has started out great. On Saturday, we went for a 6 mile walk along the beach and Sunday we were in the AIDS Walk for another 6 miles. We had a friend with us in the AIDS Walk and had such a good time that it’s hard to believe it was that long. I was surprised when we reached the finish line.
Another great week. I’ve been devoting plenty of time to my writing and it shows. I’m writing more and the material is better. I’m very pleased.
I’ve commented before that I do my best writing where it’s quiet, such as home or the library, and my best editing somewhere busy, like Starbucks. Well, ignore that because I’m finding all my best work is done when I’m at Starbucks. I have no idea why. I can’t explain it, but it’s true.
It’s a struggle at Starbucks to get a seat with an outlet, but eventually I’m able to find one so that I can keep my phone and computer charged. I somehow stumbled upon some music titled “Music for Writers” It’s soothing classical music, classical guitar and just a little bit of light jazz. I put my headphones on, lower the music to where I can barely hear it and I go to town. For you writers out there, I highly recommend downloading the music.
There’s not more that I can add to what I’ve said above. My grade this week is a solid “A”