Finally finished my book a couple of days ago. I have never taken so long to read a book. Still haven't moved either, but it looks like it's this week. Then it'll be back to normal????? Found The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks to be so interesting and absorbing. It was an experience. It made me respond out loud, chuckle, and weep. I recommend it.
She's backkkk! I have been gone a few months and, boy, does my butt show it! I managed to gain back most of what I spent a whole years losing, but I did something I have never done before. I ate anything I wanted over the holidays. It was like a test, to see just how debauched and fat I could get. I won! I baked and ate fudge and ate cake standing over the sink. I ate 2nd helpings of gravy and potates. Here's the deal! I learned something. I enjoy the first 3 bites. Adn after that, it feels like a shovel into a coal mine. I keep eating, hoping to recapture the esctasy of the first bite and it is not available. No matter if you eat yourself into a coma, it is not there at the bottom of the bowl or on the tablespoon. So, from that, I have learned that if I want a treat, I eat 1-2-3 bites and STOP! It is the hardest exercise I know- to put that damn spoon down on the table and walk away. But I FEEL better. I feel like a grown-up. I feel lighter. I feel HAPPY! (AFTERWARD, not during.) Just trust yourself for a couple of seconds to get through the During. I'm Back!
You can reflect what is another's; you can radiate only what is your own. (Chinese proverb.) First goal: 5% down - Reward: Virtue and loose pants. Second goal: 10% down - Third goal: Kachunk! under 150. - reward: Ball-room dancing classes with husband. Fourth goal: lowest weight since 1999! - Fifth goal: at permanent goal - size 10! clothes off the Junior rack! - Reward- new wardrobe. One year anniversary - reward-Trip to Florida
I'm right there with you on not having very much time to read! We just moved into a smaller house - downsizing after all the kids have moved out. I have been working 6 and 7 days a week and when I'm not working I am just too tired to read. Thank you for checking in with us. Best of luck on that move!
Starting a work of non-fiction, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Very interesting, but like I said, preparing to move out of my home of 34 years, then into my daughters for a few weeks, then into our new home. With working full time, reading is something I don't get much of a chance to do lately, unfortunately. I always enjoyed this group and hope to see it begin to have more activity. Just gonna be hard for me for the next 2 months or so.
Thanks for taking the time to get it going again. Can't do a whole lot since I'm tremendously busy working and building a house, but always wanting to do at least some reading. Looking forward to sharing with all of you again.
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