After all that pondering about what to do and why, etc., ad nauseum, I got on the scale this morning and I've lost 1.6 lbs. Woo Hoo! I'm fine with that. And for now, stepping on the scale of terror will just be how I roll. I get too anxious if I don't know where I'm at on the long road to thinnsville. I'm too much of a detail person, so as many of you suggested, I'll just do what is right for me at this moment.
Books are as necessary to me as water. They give me sustenance and energy like no serving of food ever could. I always have several books on my nightstand and at times they spill over on to the floor. Bookmarks are in short supply and sometimes I have to resort to using gum wrappers, lol. Right now I'm digesting these great low calorie servings of inspiration:
Something More - Excavating Your Authentic Self by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Our Lady of Weight Loss by Janice Taylor
All is Forgiven, Move On by Janice Taylor
"You Can't Ride a Bike to Alaska. It's an Island" by Mickey Thomas
Something More (Roxie suggested) is about finding your authentic self. I think I've lost my true self in a pile of rubble somewhere and I'm hoping to dig her out. Little known fact about me is that I once called myself an artist. I painted and sketched and made awesome batik and mixed media wall hangings. Where did I put this artistic side of me? I want to find that part of me. I need that part of me.
The two books by Janice Taylor are fun and inspiring. She is a weight-loss coach, certified hypnotist, weight-loss artist, and creator of an e-newsletter Our Lady of Weight Loss's Kick in the Tush Club (http://www.ourladyofweightloss.com/index.asp). I'm finding these two books to be loaded with humor and insight that are helping me "lighten up" and go with the flow. Life is too short to face everyday with dread. Janice has a great definition of creativity: "The quality of being creative. Your choice - you can create fat or fun." I'm for creating fun! I love the light-heartedness of her books and yet what she shares is pure wisdom.
The last book is on my list because, someday, I want to ride a long distance bike ride. I dream about riding along the Pacific Coast or in Vermont, really anywhere. When I reach my goal weightloss, I hope to do a distance ride. I'm a member of Adventure Cycling, a group whose mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle. They have lots of maps and they even have supported group rides you can take.
Today I've got to go to Walmart, blek. My little fan that I use at night crapped out on me last night. I don't know why, but I have to have a fan stirring the air at night. Ocean dreams? Who knows. Saturday is not my fav day to go to Walmart because it's so crowded, but I'll just get in and get out.
Have a good weekend, stay cool, and let humor lead the way!