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Moving along

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I had my big show yesterday. It went better than expected, not as well as it might have, and my energy ran out on me after my second set. I barely had the energy to drive home, and if I had stayed I might have had more opportunities to play. When I got home I hit the mattress and had a 2-hour nap.

But I'm still losing. Eight pounds in the last 3 weeks, and I'm within sight of my goal weight, set 3 years ago and so long unattainable. I can't tell you how many times I have considered changing the goal weight to make it look easier to reach. Two winters, just 18 months, ago I had climbed, not lost, to about 272. Today my scale read 220.6.

As I've posted here before, I fully expect to put on some pounds over the winter. I'm apparently part bear. But last winter I only gained to about 245. And this summer, I stopped wearing size 42 jeans and was shocked to find I fit into 36s. When I went to buy my second pair last week, I thought about buying 38s in case I had some weight gain over the winter, would keep me from buying more jeans... but decided the best motivation would be to have nothing but 36s, and besides, I get money for Christmas and can buy jeans with it if I need to then.

I really think my practicing for the show yesterday was the equivalent of lifting weights. Beating on a guitar and singing loudly for an hour a day for over two months, even when I missed some days, and doing it in this heat... now I need a new reason to motivate. Might try to find a new place to play, might just actually USE my weights, LOL.

New motivation: The Last Five Pounds.
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WOWEETOO 7/29/2012 7:36PM

    you are goin' be some hottie out there my friend and i am proud of you for sure..i remember when you were barely walking..yep come a long way for sure!!!!!
the lady mary

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ZAIVALA 7/29/2012 11:38AM

    I may have actually set my goals too low, it appears now. I was hoping for a 38 waist when the 36s fit me, and I never thought I'd see a 34 again but that is in range...and I may have to think 32...

I always love it when I have a good audience, a lot of the energy I put out comes back. And sometimes I don't channel the incoming energy correctly. But I need more experiences to learn that, and never gave it the chance. I've been performing since 1964 but rarely seriously enough to put my whole energy into making that my profession.

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NWFL59 7/29/2012 11:05AM

    Congratulations on your show and expending so much energy while performing that you got 'tuckered out' a bit. Performance art is a lot more physically demanding that it often looks to the viewer/listener.
Way to go on meeting your weight loss goals and the success you're having in approaching your goal weight/size.
Best wishes for your continued success. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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