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Joyous Exuberance

Sunday, March 20, 2011

That's pretty much been my mood for the past couple of days, and I'm enjoying it.

"Many a green isle needs must be
In the deep wide sea of Misery,
Or the mariner, worn and wan,
Never thus could voyage on . . . "

That's Percy Bysshe Shelley, the early 19th Century British Romantic poet, from " Lines Written among the Euganean Hills"-- always just a tad self-dramatizing, don't you think? Don't think of my life as a "deep wide sea of Misery" ever -- but nevetheless, there are moments of rest and respite which do feel like that "green isle" and heaven knows we need 'em. Yes we do!! In order to continue with that "voyage on". Which Shelley in fact, didn't -- dying poetically young at age 30. Never really had time to grow up. Growing up being hard work, ongoing, never ending . . . even at almost twice that age.

My weight is stable for now at 145 -- love the way that feels. Had my size six black jeans on yesterday!! And received a compliment leaving the gym: "Hello there, skinny Minny!"

Although yes, I'm preparing for/anticipating even, that inevitable blip upwards. To which when it happens I will say "Oh, well".

Because: I'm continuing to hide trigger foods, preplan nutrition and fitnes, sit down to eat, tolerate hunger, and spend the time required to identify/cope with sabotaging thoughts.

Of which sabotaging thoughts the most frequent still is: this all takes too much time.

And to which my best rejoinder is: yeah, about 10 extra minutes a day, That's all.

Whereas being heavier than I want takes 24/7. Lugging around excess weight.

My sister and I are planning to spend next Saturday together: yippee!! Shopping to be involved. Coffee also in huge quantities. And giggling, cackling, snorting: general hilarity!

Will be fun!!!



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  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon It is good to have a sister.
    3363 days ago
  • JHADZHIA
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    Well done on the lifestyle commitment!!
    Enjoy your super spring!!
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    3364 days ago
  • BRIGHTSPARK7
    YAAAAAY! Cheering with you my joyful friend - for many reasons, and for no reason. Your happiness is infectious and I find myself smiling as I read your blog. emoticon
    Glad you are you.
    xx
    3365 days ago
  • DANCINGGARDENER
    Yaaaaaay!!!!!
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    3365 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Sounds like you're in a great place - enjoy it - you've earned it!
    3365 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Enjoy! You deserve the brightness.
    As far as when the "oh well" strikes... you have the tools to address it.
    Celebrate Spring as the new you that you are,

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    3365 days ago
  • TRAVELGRRL
    I too am feeling a general feeling of exuberance; could it be SPRING????

    You are just doing SO WELL with the Beck book -- as I work through the Estrich book I see so many similarities, although Estrich is a little more unforgiving and forceful! Exactly what I need right now.

    Thanks for sharing the link to your blog on this book; I'm definitely going to blog on this as I get further along.

    Congrats on the size 6 skinny jeans!!! That is an AWESOME reward for the 10 extra minutes a day!!


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    3365 days ago
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