Saturday, June 19, 2010

Can We Hug?

It's been quite a while (for me) since I posted to this blog, or had the time to read up on everyone else.

I've just caught up on South Beach Steve's promotion (yay Steve!), Beej's determination to reach his 150-lb goal ( impressive, what can one say other than, duuuuudddee...), Peridot's overnight adventures at petrol stations (and a 4-lb loss, thank you very much), Lori's pearls of wisdom (on handling "cheat" days), Kimberley's love of yoga, and Beth's brave and honest blogging (and darn fantastic writing, really).

Guys, I've missed you so much!

Things are winding down with my project (whoo hooo!). I should be almost done with one final push Sunday/Monday (please deadline gods, make this happen).

I am VERY pleased that I can adapt to the shifting demands of my life and not gain weight. And, truly, despite not having my regular schedule and diet these past few weeks, I haven't gained weight.

That to me is just astounding. It's a combo of having accepted I need to move somewhat every day -- walking, biking, etc -- and cutting down what is "normal" for me to eat. Plus an acceptance that overeating because I'm stressed is simply NOT going to help me.

However, even though I haven't gone crazy with this project, I have not been able to focus on my weight loss and long-term health. And I really think that this is the last time I overload myself with work so much that I can't be sure I'm taking care of what I need to every day.

What's the point, really? In the final analysis, I am happier when I take care of myself. I can still take freelance projects, but I need to cling to sharp reminders that there are things that matters more than money: health, and family, for starters.

Ain't that the truth?


  1. It really is the truth. Soon I am off for nine weeks in a row. I take a pay cut for the time off, but it is worth it to me.

    YOU are very important and although we do have to occasionally put ourselves on the back burner, we have to push back out into the spotlight when things settle down.

    Glad to see you posting and I am glad you liked BOSSHOLE! LOL!

  2. It is the truth for sure. It is easy to get so caught up in our work that we let the things that really matter fall to the side. I am as guilty of this as anyone.

    I am glad to hear this project is about done. It must feel really good.

  3. So true on putting yourself first. Nobody else will do it for you, so you have to take it into your own hands. Yes, extra money is nice, but not at the expense of your true happiness.

  4. Totally missed you, Ish!

    The best news about all of this? That you've proved to yourself (and us) that you CAN maintain a healthy lifestyle. That is so amazing!

    Good luck with wrapping things up today!