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I'm still here. Me, Janet, of the pink daisy icon. My fitness efforts have been somewhat sidelined by massive snow storms (yes, stormS, plural) and a nasty sinus infection. So, when I've felt like making it to yoga or going for a walk, the weather hasn't necessarily been cooperating.
I finally went to the doctor, after my "cold" had been hanging around (unwelcomely) for 2 1/2 weeks, and I found out it was a sinus infection. I've been on antibiotics for just two days now, and I'm feeling much better already. It's easy to forget what "well" feels like when one is sick for so long. Breathing is awesome.
I have gone to yoga twice since I posted last. I didn't feel great, and it was a struggle, but I went. I have to constantly remind myself that I never regret going to yoga. No matter how awful I feel or how badly I want to stay home, I always feel better after yoga. Usually I feel better during yoga.
I have been sticking diligently to staying OFF a diet and following my new mantra, "Eat what you want when you're hungry. Feel what you feel when you're not." I'm mostly doing pretty well. I've had a couple instances of eating more than I knew I physically needed, then feeling bad (physically) afterward. But not too many times.
Mostly I'm starting to learn when my body wants an orange and when it wants oatmeal. Sometimes it wants Girl Scout cookies, and I've let it happen. But when it's not a "treat" or a "punishment" I only eat one or two. There have even been some times when I've stood in the kitchen looking here and there for what my body might want, only to ultimately decide, what it wants is water. Go figure.
I consider writing blip-its about myself a form of torture, but can talk about my interests, plans, dreams, and ideas for hours. I'm 37 years old, hapily married and mother to one human child and two dogs. My life, career, and eating habits are ever-evolving. I would like to lose about 30+ pounds and still be able to enjoy food and life.
I'm 41 years old, single, and I live with two dogs and two cats. I'm experimenting with semi-vegetarianism and recently gave up diet soda. I work from home, hate sports, love junk food, and would like to lose about 50 pounds. And win the lottery.