Food and Weight: An Ongoing Journey

Not exactly a Food Blog Post, but…

Posted on: December 13, 2012


I’m sitting here watching the 12.12.12 concert on cable, and thinking about my blessings.  I’m also noticing who is willing to put their money where there mouths are in terms of helping to raise funds to help the tri-state area.  I’m also noting who is not there — several signers I know of who were born in the NY area, and who don’t hesitate to play that card to attract fans (and yes, for those who know me, I am directly thinking of two particular boybanders).

But mostly, I am considering how lucky I am — all we lost was the tree out front.  And while I can’t donate tons of money to help this time around, I can help individual friends and family who have been affected, and I have been doing so.

Whether or not you live in an area blasted by Sandy, are you remembering to take time to acknowledge all that you still do have?

While watching Mick Jagger dance around on the stage, I asked — half-jokingly — a friend (via chat), “Do you think that if I danced around like that every day for an hour or two I could get my abs back?”  Her response:  “Probably.  Put on some music every day, and dance like no one’s watching?”  I told her, “I’m thinking of doing that.”  And I am.  I love music, but I listen to far too little of it these days.  While I sincerely doubt that I will ever be as good a dancer as Jagger (yeah, yeah, I know white boys can’t dance), I can at least get my hopefully shrinking butt moving, even when I can’t go out.  Will have to try it for a few weeks and see if it makes an impact on my energy and my weight.

Is there any performer you would like to move like?  And how do you think practicing to move like him or her would impact your weight regimen?

I also got a bunch of errands done today – including a dentist visit, refilling my MetroCard, picking up a prescription, buying yarn for a cowl for the winter, and getting to a local bank, then home.  Normally this would not be of note, but I did it all by bus and walking.  Not something I have been able to do for a while.  Didn’t even need to call a car service to get home!

And I have another marker of impending success at losing the weight:  I fit into a pair of sweat pants I had despaired of fitting into.  Not only that, one of my size 3X tee-shirts is now big enough for me to wear as a nightgown!  Sings of progress that are much more reliable, in their way, than numbers on a scale (which can vary from scale to scale).  I am pleased.

What are your touchstones as far as progress goes?  A number on a scale?  A number on a clothing tag?  Fitting into a favorite item you had gotten too large for?  

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