My Day of Little Activity
I sat on my rump most of the day and did very little. I wish I could say a day of rest but I had to work this morning and got little done. Maintenance had to shut the power off to much of the building at work and that shut down the computer systems…
So I had a nice breakfast with a dear friend and then I went home.
Raining and really cold and awful so no walking… Instead I watched TV and caught a little preseason baseball. Not my Yankees but baseball and that always feels good. I made a nice dinner tonight, chicken stir fry with black rice. I over ate a bit and blew past the 2000 calorie mark but I think I can afford ONE of those days. I hope to get some miles in tomorrow.
I am still enjoying the weight loss thing. Feels so good. Not the struggle I expected but still a fight each day to stay focused and keep at it. Still…
There are Times This is Just Wonderful
This morning was one of those times when being on the Journey feels wonderful. I met with my dearest friend for a cup of coffee after I realized that work was not going to happen today. I called her on the way home and we decided to meet up.
We went to a local diner of national renown thanks to an appearances on “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and “Worst Cooks in America”.
The food is good and the setting classical diner and it is the perfect place to sit and catch up with a friend with whom you can truly be yourself. We had not seen each other since I started this Journey. Though we don’t live very far apart our schedules tend to conflict and finding a time when we are both not otherwise obligated is difficult. So it was a particular pleasure to see her and spend time chatting and laughing. What I truly enjoyed was the look on her face as she saw the thinner me for the first time in person. She had of course seen pictures and has read the blog and seen my updates. She seemed truly surprised by how much I have changed when seen in person. The look of shared joy on her face made my day. I say shared joy because I believe that is what it was. I think the look on her face said “I am proud of you and I am happy for you”. Good conversation, much laughter, many smiles and much love between friends. Who could ask for more?
I have to get my wedding band resized. It is slipping off my finger to easily. If I lose it I will have hell to pay… I will be careful and then I will get it resized when I have lost another 20 or so. Foolish, I think, to have it done twice… I never thought of my fingers as fat but I have easily dropped two full ring sizes…
I am not an 11.5 EE shoe anymore. I am an 11.5 D, the same size I wore when I left for college. It never occurred to me that my feet were fat. The always looked sort of bony to me. The shoes I wear to work every day are much too loose on me now… I just got them 4 months ago. I am not about to replace them. I will figure something out.
I rarely wear my watch. It is a hazard at work because it could get caught on equipment and so I have gotten out of the habit or wearing one. I put it on the other day and it floats up and down my arm. Again, didn’t really think of my arm as fat…
I am glad that winter is mostly over. My winter jacket is way to big on me now. I could wear three sweaters under it and it would probably fit now.
I am trying to imagine being lean again. All these changes and I am still 47 pounds from my goal weight. What changes will I see as I approach my goal? I can’t wait to find out!