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Summertime, sweet summertime

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I wouldn't call it harmony, but maybe I have achieved a weird sort of balance this summer.

On the downside, work has been sooo stressful; it's just now starting to turn the corner and be productive.

I've been having awful pain in my neck and shoulder, and that has me running to a massage therapist instead of running 3x a week--bummer. I think it's getting better. Today's been a good day, at least.

On the other hand, I'm really focused on enjoying all of summer's pleasures. That alone has been quite restorative, whether it's laying in a hammock reading a book, or watching a concert and fireworks, or celebrating my birthday with lots of friends and family. And now that I have a charcoal grill for the first time in years, I'm experimenting with different meats and veggies. I love summertime!

As you may know, I've been on hiatus from all efforts to lose weight for the past few weeks, and am not tracking anything. Don't try this at home, but I pretty much eat whatever I want. That has included birthday cake, Nutella, and my friend's deluxe homemade ice cream sandwiches. And a beer now and then.

Nevertheless, I've actually lost .2 lbs. This really doesn't surprise me. I'm up at 6 every morning and constantly on the go. And I never eat much in the summer, anyway. Mostly I crave heirloom tomatoes and peaches!

So my summer break continues, but I am glad to see so many SP friends making real progress, incrementally or by leaps and bounds. I look forward to rejoining you in a few weeks.
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  • 68ANNE
    Aaah . . . nice and relaxing summer. You go girl!
    1707 days ago
    Happy birthday! The lack of extra stress is probably taking the weight off you. And heirloom tomatoes are yummy, I crave those all year round, but they are so much juicier and sweeter in season!
    1709 days ago
    Great blog! So glad you decided to check in! Happy birthday to you! Enjoy the grill and the summer! Protect yourself from burning out...we are here if you need us!
    1709 days ago
    Summertime, and the living is easy! (Reminds me of a song!) So glad you are enjoying the season AND having weight come off. Best to you!

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1709 days ago
    I am happy you are enjoying your summer! In CT I don't get summer for every long so I try to enjoy every part of it!

    1709 days ago
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