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Getting so close!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

At my sister's suggestion, I've started eating mostly protein & many fewer carbs than normal, to speed up loss in these last couple of weeks. I'm not a fan of Paleo as a long-term strategy (I'm mostly vegetarian), but I can do this for 10 days or so!

It is kind of intoxicating to be spoken of as slim again & to have clothes fitting better. A sister is visiting & took a couple of photos of me yesterday; I keep looking at them because I can hardly believe that I'm finally almost there. Still a belly pooch, but it's so much less than before. (And I'm not under any illusions that at this age I can be poochless.)

Incredibly busy these days. I just got prequalified to shop for a new condo! The idea is to reduce my housing expense by selling my current home & moving to a smaller, more economical one. This will make it much easier to save extra in these last three years till retirement (it's so near! emoticon ), & then to have a life focused on writing & art & travel.

I've made a plan for a series of six board books for young children! I think my current publisher will go for it, but I'm not nearly ready to submit the proposal yet. It's my first foray into illustration!

Other things are going well. Life is wonderful--I am experiencing an immense freedom.
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