My yoga mat slung over my shoulder as I biked the 16 miles round trip to class
I spend five hours a week here, three for yoga, then taiji and qigong
I lost TWO OUNCES last week. Okay, so I didn't gain anything...that's a good thing. I am determined to maintain this weekly weigh-in and "blog-in" no matter how long it takes, because losing the 20-25 more pounds is about improving my health and well-being. I need to find a way to make this program palatable (excuse the pun), with successes energizing me and giving me the fortitude to continue, because right now the need to drop the additional 20-25 pounds seems insurmountable, even though I know my health will benefit and it will also be easier on my joints, not to mention making it easier to move and making my clothes fit better.
As I sit at my desk at this moment, peering out at the lovely sunny day with a bike ride planned, I don't feel anywhere close to "giving up the ghost," but the bare facts are that my body is decling, some health issues are requiring a rethinking of choices, I am on a pharmaceutical med -- a new reality for me, and I feel an energetic slow-down. AND all things considered, it's clear that I am definitely not enthusiastic about portion control and counting calories (lol).
Cruising campus on this bright, sunny day
On campus -- beauty above, beauty below, beauty all around
I need to stop right now though and recall the Teachings that enliven my life -- to *BE PRESENT*, to *BE HERE NOW*. My *present-now* reality is that I am relatively healthy and happy. And I must remember that for me "food IS medicine," and the way I eat profoundly affects my health, the way I feel, and the way I move. So, somehow I need to figure out a way to GET OVER MYSELF, continuing to find ways to have as much joy as possible as I continue with this program...I'm reflecting on all of this in the "field" of no blame, "beyond ideas of wrongdoing."
130 lbs. (+/-) GOAL WEIGHT
155.2 lbs. Apr 17, Week 22
155.4 lbs. Apr 10, Week 21
154.0 lbs. Apr 03, Week 20
(see Apr 10 blog for remaining data)
166.6 lbs Nov 26, Week 1
168.2 lbs. STARTING WEIGHT