In an effort to feel a little more positive about everything, I thought a change in look for the ol'weblog was in order. The black was starting to feel a little oppressive and not really me. Also, I think because this is an election year, I'm feeling a little more optimistic about the future and I thought that a new look would reflect that.
I like to think that if I fell into a coma and woke up in a hospital room with the TV on, I'd only need to see the first comercial break to know what time of year it is. How can I tell a new year is upon us. So many weight loss ads! They are always there, fitting in nicely between the Applebee's and coco cola commercials, but now they seem to have a little more urgency. Phrases like "This is your year" and "Don't Wait, do it now!" are everywhere. M&M's even has a song "This is the day your life will surely change." At the top of everyone's vanity, I mean resolutions list is loose weight. I've put this at the top of my own list for more then a few years now. But, it's something I've put on the top of my resolutions list every month. Yet, like congress and like a couple of other million people all those ads are designed for , I resolve but I do not act.
And this year I've decided not to buck a trend. I resolve to loose the forty pounds I've been not trying all that hard to loose since I gained them. No, I didn't just wake up one morning to find myself not so girlish around the waist. I let it sneak up on me and I've let it stick around. Maybe it's the cold SF weather? I don't know. Anyway, here it is and here I expect it to stay like the "Golden Gate Fitness" monthly charge on my credit card, useless, unwanted and immobile. Did I say I had a membership to a gym. Yes. And one day it will run out, and I'll be free. But that has nothing to do with weight loss and everything to do with bad money management. But I didn't make any resolution in that area, so lets move on.
The moral of this story is that every once in a while you'll see a blog with numbers on them. Honest numbers about me and my weight and my exercising and my eating and my feelings about myself. I promise no consistence in my record keeping, nor religious observance to calorie counting or anything like that. I just need to be honest somewhere and I'm going to start here in this empty corner of cyberspace where anyone walking by could take a look and make judgment.
On second thought maybe I don't NEED that...but apparently I'm going to do it anyway. So, here we go:
Steps taken today: Less than 1,000 so far
Food: toast w'peanut butter and oj for breakfast, water and salad with chicken and mustard dressing for lunch
Feelings: I had to buy XL shirts at Target last night, not the most fun I've had shopping. But they look good so I don't feel too bad. Pauline and I did a yoga DVD last night and tonight I'm taking a yoga class with Rachel and Emily. We'll see how it goes.
Ok. More interesting things tomorrow.