Wednesday, June 1, 2011


So I got another IE type book last week, which also has an online course you can follow.  It's called "Skinny Thinking."  I just got it on my Kindle a few days ago, and am also using the online course.  I just finished chapter 1 last night.
But I noticed something interesting: it seems to have started working right away!  I'm not sure why, but of all the IE-type books I've read, this one is the one that clicks.  At least, so far.  I notice that I have MUCH less anxiety around food, even "trigger" foods like pizza.  We took the kids for ice cream the other day, and I was able to eat a little bit, enjoy it, and stop when I'd had enough, without gorging myself.  Same thing happened at the family BBQ yesterday, and again all day today.  There are still moments when I have a bit too much, but it's not nearly the same as it was just a week or so ago.  And I'm kind of amazed at how relaxed I feel at mealtimes.  It's what I've been dreaming of for years, and it seems to finally be happening.

I'm also realizing that I'm just not the type o' gal who loves to kill myself during workouts.  Challenge, yes, but push myself to the point where I'm gasping, breathless, and can barely continue?  Nope.  I know some people really thrive on that, and more power to'em!  But that's just not me.  I guess that's why I'm drawn toward things like Pilates, yoga, and walking and cycling.  They let me focus and think, and I ALWAYS feel better mentally after I do them.  In fact, I'm heading out for a walk soon (before the hail storms start.  Ah yes, June in San Francisco, lol!)

I also took a walk last night, after doing my new new YogaFit workout (YogaLean).  I was feeling a bit overwhelmed, and the walk helped a lot.  It helped me come to terms with leaving our house.  Hubby and I are really feeling now that the move is a good thing.  If only we knew where we stood in terms of the kids' schools and HIS JOB!  There's a big question as to whether they are actually going to make him permanent, like they said they would when they hired him.  It was supposed to happen after a year, and now that it's been  nearly a year, it may not happen.
My brother, also a federal employee, told us there are many jobs available in intelligence, which pays better and would be more fun.  So we'll see.
I'ts just the transition/up in the air place that we're in now that's so frustrating.
But this too shall pass.

All will be well.

Alright.  Gonna go walk.

P.S.  It's now nearly 4: 00.  As soon as I got ready for my walk, the rain started.  No hail, luckily, but buckets of rain and gusts of wind.  So I figured I'd wait it out, settle in with my Kindle, and read for a bit.
And promptly fell asleep.
For an hour and a half.
When I woke up it was time to pick LG up from school (abbreviated day today), so couldn't take my walk.  I DID, however, just finish a nice cardio workout using On Demand.  And I'm teaching Pilates tonight, so it's a good combo.  As soon as WG wakes up from her nap (what is it with the napping today, lol!), she'll get a bath & I can shower.

And, of course, NOW the sun is out, the wind is gone, and it's quite warm out!

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Okay I have to check out this book now!! Thanks for the rec! (And yayayay! Congrats on the progress!)