Another great week without mania or depression. That’s three in a row! Woo Hoo! (knock on wood) I did have some anxiety that made it hard to concentrate and on Friday I and had to cancel a lunch date with a friend because of it. If that’s as bad as it gets, though – I’ll take it!
Weight and Fitness
Weight on June 4 – 263.6
Weight on June 18 – 264.6
Total gain 1 lbs
Last week I made a commitment that I would never see 263 lbs again. Sadly that’s not true and, yeah, I’m down about it. I did exercise a few times last week, but it didn’t make up for the overeating that I did.
Saturday, Maurice and I, took a 7.5 mile walk along the beach. Hopefully that will help with a weight loss when I get weighed next Saturday.
My therapist and I had an excellent session last week and primarily talked about my weight issues. Together we came up with what we both thought was a brilliant plan.
Currently I write Monday – Friday from about 12 noon – 5pm. The two places where I write are at home or at Starbucks. At home the refrigerator is just a room away. At Starbucks there is a case of delicious sweets.
Our plan is for me to go to the library to write. The library is 5 miles away. If I leave home at 8 am and walk, I will easily be there before it opens at 10am. The additional bonus is that there is not a (good) place to eat in the area around the library. All I’ll have to eat is what I take with me. The only hurdle is that I find libraries too sterile and quiet. I generally do my best work in a busy area, such at Starbucks. My goal this week is to try this at least 3 times. Hopefully I can get to the beach once or twice too. I’m excited to try this out and hope it will be successful.
I didn’t get as much written this week as I would have liked. The anxiety didn’t help. Hopefully the new plan to write at the library will get me committed to get more done. I did read much of a chapter for my writer’s critique group and it was well received. There were comments about how much my writing has improved since I joined the group. I agree completely and feel very good about it.
My mood was good, but I did have to deal with anxiety. My eating and exercise habits were not so good, and my writing got pushed to the back shelf. The previous week I said it had been mediocre overall. I’ll give it the same score this past week as well. This week will definitely be OUTSTANDING!