Saturday, May 21, 2011
I'm visiting my aunt and uncle for almost 2 weeks. It's been over a year since I've seen them and more than 2 years since I've seen the rest of my family. When I first moved to Boston, it was because I was working all of the time. So now, I'm taking advantage of being able to see them while I can.
I may gain weight while I'm here because I won't be able to control the types of food or have access to the same exercise equipment, etc. But life is like that--you can't always control everything, but you have to keep living.
See you in a few weeks!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
This weekend I won 4 tickets to a scavenger hunt around Boston. Trying to find as much free stuff to do has been part of my strategy to save money. My thought is that if I'm doing something, I'm less likely to be spending money or eating just because I'm bored. The hunt was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about Boston that I didn't know. It was also great to work as part of a team--to learn what each person's strengths are and what I needed to work on personally.
We didn't win, but we did really well and had a fantastic time. The team that did win got t-shirts. I'm a bit suspicious of them since they got every clue--even the one that was obscured by crowds AND finished early. But I digress. Winning would've been fun, but I don't need or want another t-shirt. This is a somewhat strained metaphor for my weight loss goals. I don't think that there will ever be a time where I can say "I've won. I'm done. No more thinking about what I eat anymore". I've tried that before and then when things become stressful, and they always do, I end up gaining weight. That means I have to enjoy the hunt. It feels good to take care of yourself, to say I don't need to eat that just because it's there. I can get off the couch. I can!
After the hunt, I got dinner and then coffee with a friend. She wanted to thank me for inviting her :) They had delicious desserts at the coffee shop, but I didn't get one because I didn't want to waste one of my treat coupons. I was already full enough that I would not have been able to really enjoy it. I was very proud of myself.
I kept to my goals this week. They may be small, but I'm hoping to make permanent changes. I feel more energized, the sleep really helps. I'm savoring things more too. I also lost a pound, which feels really good.
Hope you had a wonderful week too!
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