Saturday, January 21, 2012
I'm having a very lazy Saturday today. Laying around the house and watching TV. But I got up this morning with the alarm clock and did yoga so I have decided to let myself have this one. I'm even choosing to ignore the outlook inbox for the day.
9 more months until I get to move home. I am absolutely planning out what I will do when I have my own house in the U.S. It's so exciting, but so overwhelming at the same time to think about. I know I'm just getting ahead of myself, but I can't help it!
I think the single thing I'm most looking forward to is being around friends. And having the ability to socialize away from food and booze. EVERYTHING social here is about gigantic beer (this country's standard bottle of beer puts a 40 oz.-er to shame!) and restaurant/cafeteria food. So I'm avoiding packing on the lbs. by staying away, but that has meant a lot of time NOT socializing. And it's getting lonely.
I am also so so excited about fresh food! This country is better than the last in terms of availability/affordability/accessibility of fresh fruits and vegetables, but it's still not great. And even if it were, I need to learn how to cook. As in, I need the most basic of the basics. And this is not the place for that. A two-burner stove, mini fridge and lack of ingredients makes real "cooking" seem impossible. So that's priority #2 for the States!
Meanwhile, I'm still here. And I'm trying to make the most intelligent processed food decisions I can get my hands on while focusing on my work and on myself. I'm trying to take time as my opportunity to work on myself and deal with this extra weight before it stops me from really living my life.