Tuesday, August 02, 2011
I am losing weight. These are the same pounds I have lost a few times before, but I refuse to get discouraged. People CAN lose weight & keep it off, & I'm going to be one of them.
That's an internal discourse for me these days, so I decided to make it public here. Nothing creative or novel about it--I just need to stick with the trajectory I'm on & enjoy the process. I'm down 17 pounds from my high about a year ago!
I'm editing a book whose author clearly thinks that long-term weight loss is not possible. I'm going to disprove that position, & I'm not going to become fixated on food & calories & fitness in the process. I can take good care of myself without becoming obsessed.
Something new that's related to eating, finances, & general well-being: it looks as if soon I'll have a housemate! Susie is losing her current housing situation because her apartment mate is getting married in October. She's job hunting & living on savings, so I would charge her only a token $$ rent--& she would pay me the rest in the form of housecleaning & organizing. I need help with this SO much! Susie is a soil scientist & is very interested in gardening & cooking & eating low on the food chain; there would be no conflict over my choice to eat mostly beans & lentils for protein. She asked kinda hesitantly about vermicomposting kitchen waste, which she has gotten into--& I told her that our building already does it! More generally, I think our tastes & interests are pretty compatible. She likes cats (my daughter's kitty lives with me). She's interested in other cultures. She's quiet & considerate. We go to the same church. Yeah, I think this is going to work--really well!
And I'm going to stick with the weight-loss journey, & I'm going to make it! Are you with me?