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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Long time, no blog! Don't worry; no news is good news. (This time, anyway.)

Summer came and went, and I gotta say it was pretty swell! In June, I went to London for the first time, for a week - and had a blast. Walked a lot (seriously a lot!), ate well, and saw some great theatre (as it's spelled there). I also made it to Northern California, where I grew up, to visit family and there, too, I walked and did some bike-riding around downtown and along the American River Bike Trail which I discovered for myself only years after moving away. Better late than never!

And throughout the summer, bike riding around Brooklyn, and swimming at the beach or a pool were real joys that were very new to me - especially the feeling of enjoyment and seeking these out. I've been exercising fairly regularly this summer, and I've now lost almost 30 pounds. I want to remember how good it feels not to get winded so easily, how less self-conscious I felt when swimming this summer, how to relish the feeling of better-fitting clothes, and how empowering it is to feel a little bit of balance when eating: that is, wanting to eat healthy so as to feel better, and not gross afterwards.

Now that work is starting to ramp up again, though, I also hope that I keep these good feelings - and determination - going. Exercising with some degree of regularity has been more of a stress relief than eating poorly had been, and I want to remember that when things get overwhelming. I want these good habits to last.

With fingers crossed,
Phil G.
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