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I'm back

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Well...I disappeared for a while, as my personal life took an unpleasant turn for the worst and Rob decided he wanted a divorce. I have lost 7 lbs since February! Which is good, but I've been maintaining that weight for long enough. Now that I've established myself in a new apartment, and have put together a life for Ripley and I, I feel ready to jump back in to losing weight.

I've really struggled with binge eating, but I acknowledge its a problem, and am ready to work against that addiction.

I am in the midst of a series of fasts lasting until my divorce finalizes. I have not eaten any meat this month, and next month I will have no meat and no grain. August will be a liquid fast. I'm actually looking forward to it. I have found that the deprivation actually makes going through trials easier for me. Weird, huh? I don't know why. But I do know that when I stopped eating meat, I stopped fighting with Rob as much and I became at peace.

I expect the same kind of results when I stop eating bread/grain. That one is hard to stop, as only eating veggies can be very, very unsatisfying. But...not eating meat is, too! This too shall pass.

I have begun working out at home. Lunges, crunches, tricep dips, push ups. Nothing exciting - but I know that in the long run, this will be beneficial to me. I am also practicing my fencing at home, and then there's the walks, and the gardening.

Its not "exercise" in the traditional sense, but it definately helps to keep an active lifestyle. Back to work for me.
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