I love rollercoasters...I love the up and down...I think I have to think of a new word for what is going on with my weight because, while I love the "down", I do NOT love the up. So it's not a rollercoaster for me! Ideas for other metaphors welcome. ;-)
So, drum roll please, I am down 4.6 pounds this week. If that doesn't tell you how important exercise is, nothing will. Last week I was up 1.6 -- I was sick in bed all week and no exercise at all (plus sodium-filled all-soup diet). This week being back on my "regular" good eating and going to the gym just twice, I'm down SO much. And, frankly (I hope I'm not offending any reader's sensibilities here by being honest), I think I would be in even better shape if I wasn't dealing with constipation. (Any ideas on how to deal with this in a long-term healthy way are encouraged -- I'm good when practicing yoga, but am at least 3 months away from being able to do that with my knee. I've tried Metamucil -- makes me nauseous -- and stool softeners -- which work, but I don't like the idea of taking on a long-term basis. I eat tons of salads and veggies and fruit and that's not working. Anyway...)
Do I feel the 4-plus pound "loss" this week? Yes. I definitely feel better (of course I was sick last week, but...). I must try to keep this up next week...DISCIPLINE.
I've got a big weekend ahead -- DB and I are having a much-belated birthday bonfire beach bash tomorrow night. Lots of friends meeting at the beach where they have fire pits and we'll have a fire and some refreshments. I'm looking forward to it very much! Not to mention that DB will be home tomorrow after a week in Nearby Town with his parents -- I haven't had a kiss in almost TWO WEEKS because last week I was sick and we were afraid to send a bug up with him to his frail parents. I miss DB...and those kisses! ;-)
More showings of my house are scheduled too...please send good house-selling energy...I am ready for this to be over. I sympathized with Grumpy's story the other day SO MUCH about the hassle of keeping your house super-neat while trying to sell...and I don't even have two kids! I'm a very neat person to begin with, but when we show, there can be NO dog hair, etc. around and everything has to be as "clean" looking as possible (bearing in mind that I still have to LIVE there). This is so different from when I sold my first house -- we had like one open house and got 6 offers! It was a very different market two years ago...
In so many ways, I'm anxious to get on with the rest of my life! Doing it...day-by-day. :-)