It’s been a few months since I logged in. After hitting ONEderland, I ran smack dab into the holidays, and more importantly, the darkness of the morning. I managed to run a bit over Christmas, because I was in Arizona. However, back home it has been too dark in the mornings and too cold for me to run. But I sort of expected this to happen.
My initial goal was to lose 40 lbs by my fortieth birthday. This didn’t happen, and that’s ok. I really needed a break after four months of hard work and dieting. For my birthday, I went to my favorite place in the world: Ireland. Spent 10 days there immersed in music. Had the most amazing musical moments of my life singing and playing harp in a couple of wonderful pubs. Spent time with friends that I’d known for years. In truth, there is no place on earth I feel more at home than in Ireland. After I lose this weight and finish my graduate degree, I will be plotting and planning how to move there.
So I wasn’t down 40 lbs. Who cares. I was told I sound Irish when I sing, and that I’ve a gorgeous voice. I had trad players tell me I’m f’ing brilliant.
Now the good news: even though I’ve been wildly off my plan and exercise, I only gained about 3 lbs back. Today is the beginning of another diet challenge with my group. Today I started at: 202.4. Not too bad.
Today I also got news that my band has a gig in a pub for St. Pat’s.
It is a good day, friends.