Week 13: Heavy boots

Posted in: human behavior, life, psychology- Mar 12, 2014 2 Comments

Well, poop. Just having a mild case of the bipolars over here…

By all accounts, I had a stellar week. Tuesday through thursday, business as usual. Come friday evening, it was time for bookclub—one of my favorite things. Bookclub is an excuse to get together with a group of awesome women, drink, eat, and chat—about the book, life, or whatever bubbles up. And yes, I “vacationed” (again).

I’m not sure I can use the euphemism “vacation” if this becomes a regular thing (which I have no current plans of it doing) but bookclub just happened to follow on the heels of my friend’s birthday celebration so… the good news is I planned! I planned what I was going to eat, how much I was going to eat, and how much I was going to drink and I stuck to it. Baby steps.

Cue Saturday. Orientation at the animal shelter followed by meeting up with a dear friend who I hadn’t seen in far too long, and then off to a secret garden party (where I abstained thank you very much). I polished off the day with an unexpected visit to my body whisperer who I hadn’t seen in almost a year! Life is good. 

Sunday my charmed life continued. Woke relaxed and ready to get back into the pilates groove after a long haitus. Then onto my standing acupuncture appointment. Can you see where I’m going with all of this? What a life?! 

Heavy boots. Image via http://christenmattix.blogspot.com/2011/07/heavy-boots.htmlSo why did I wake up today with heavy boots? It may have something to do with gaining weight this week. One pound to be exact. But I don’t think that’s it. I think I just have a tendency for big swings—in every way… Big swings in activity, mood, weight. You name it.

I’ve never been about balance. I do things all or nothing. Sometimes this is great, other times, not so much. While I know “they” say life is about balance, I don’t think I’m built for it. I think I might prefer the extremes even if it means having heavy boots sometimes.

 

me_031214Week 13
Physical: -40.4lbs
weight = 272.7
first week = 313.1lbs
blood pressure = 130/69
first week = 145/73
heart rate = 68
first week = 77
Mood: Mulling. Muddling. OK.

 

 

 

swimP.S. I decided this was all feeling very S.A.D. and I needed to get out of the house, get some sunshine, and go for a swim. So I did! And traded in my heavy boots for a pair a little lighter with a bit more balance.