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The more things change...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Checking in with a brief omnibus update.

I am no longer working hard at being Paleo, but the couple months I spent at it do seem to have changed my tastes in food. I don't want extremely sweet things, anymore. For example, while I did eat a (single) Eggo waffle at breakfast this morning, I ate it without any syrup or other sweetener. At my parents' house last week my mother made chocolate chip cookies, and I repeatedly decided to eat something else when I had the munchies. When circumstances force me to take my preschooler to the grocery store, I buy her a donut, but I'm not tempted to get one for myself.

Sweet stuff just makes me feel so bad that usually I don't want it. And that's a major shift in perspective.

I am also addicted to my hour-long walks, either on a nearby trail or at the gym, depending on the weather. I do them five days a week, skipping on the days my daughter goes to preschool (cuz those are working days for this indie author). I absolutely depend on them to sleep well, feel good during the day, and stay sane. They're when I have my mind to myself, on the days my daughter is home, and they're when I do my best thinking about my current projects. The day before we left for my parents' house I couldn't take that hour for myself, and oh boy, was I grumpy about it.

HAVING SAID ALL OF THAT, I currently weigh 195 pounds. That's exactly what I weighed when I signed up for the gym last December. I was briefly down to 191 pounds, at the height of my Paleo phase. As soon as I started eating some grains again I bounced back up. So that wasn't real weight loss, just an illusion.

So, you know. Whaddaya gonna do. Losing weight is an excruciating process for me, and I don't know if I'll ever succeed in any significant amount of loss. I feel that I have healthy habits, though, so frankly... weight loss can go hang. I have multiple metabolic conditions. I have other priorities for my life and time. I can pose for a picture and not look completely horrible. My husband likes me. End of story.
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    You looked very pretty in your picture with Diana. The scale is just one measure of health success...you have more energy, you're making good food choices, and fitting in time for exercise. You are doing everything you should be doing!!
    2381 days ago
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