Taking Stock

059 035Today is my wedding anniversary. Bobby and I have been married for 8 years. Good years. Happy years. I feel very lucky to have found him because we are a good pair. We complement each other – he’s super friendly and outgoing while I am more shy and reserved. He’s got a great sense of humor and doesn’t tend to dwell on hurt feelings or slights, while I can nurse an emotional wound for months. We also lighten each other up, help each other keep perspective.

I haven’t written a post in a while because I caught a nasty bug. And in the spirit of sharing gave it to Bobby. Hey – we married in sickness and in health, baby! And honestly I didn’t have much to say since all I was doing was blowing my nose, watching “Lost” on Netflix, and knitting. But I’m back! And raring to go!

In my last post I said that I was going to log my food and exercise. And I did! I used a new app called My Fitness Pal and I have to say it was slightly annoying in the beginning, but I got the hang of it and now I like it. I especially like logging in the exercise because it allows me to eat more! What is especially helpful for me about keeping a food diary is that it keeps me mindful of how hungry I really am, and how much I really need to eat. I took a break from it when we went out for my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary dinner last weekend, but I’m back on it now.


Bobby and I went to a party over the weekend with his baseball team. At one point the players were talking about their weight. And someone decided it would be a good idea to go around and each tell what our weight is. Ummm…I’m not playing this reindeer game. But the conversation happened to occur after a particularly long, uncomfortable day stuffed into a pair of jeans that fit me a week ago. So, I gave my happy weight – the weight where I feel comfortable and healthy. The weight that isn’t difficult to manage; I’m not starving myself. And in all honesty I’m about 15 pounds from that weight right now. My goal is to keep logging with My Fitness Pal and lose that weight.

The other thing I’ve been thinking about is this race series. I’ve been overwhelmed by the idea for a while now, and I just want to let it go. For now. I want to run for the fun of it, not because I put some crazy expectation on myself that I really can’t do right now. Plus I want to exercise with people. I’m tired of working out alone (sorry dogs, it’s nothing personal).

So my other goal for this week is to take a class. I’m going to find one nearby and join. And if I don’t like it I’ll find another one. There’s plenty out there. I’ve taken lots of classes over the years: yoga, pilates, dance, tai chi. And they’re usually fun. I’m on winter break right now, and have no plans. So that means I have no excuses either, I guess. I’d love to do cross fit, but there are no boxes close by. But I’m thinking of a boot camp or pilates. Maybe I’ll be super daring and do both!

Meanwhile I have an anniversary to celebrate…and a house to disinfect.


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