Howdy folks, I'm getting off to a pretty good start with the Month of Letters challenge
: posted 2 postcards (PCs) on Saturday, and I already have 2 more PCs plus a long letter in a handmade mail-art envelope ready to take to the P.O. tomorrow to be hand-cancelled. I'll probably have at least one more letter to add to those before I get in my car tomorrow.
It's a real relief to have that long letter written because not only was I way overdue in writing to that gal, she sent me a book for the winter holiday that I hadn't acknowledged yet! Nothing like other relationships to take my mind off the recent break-up with my Belgian buddy, right? And I already have five possibilities for people to correspond with in French, although I'm afraid a couple of 'em are just lookin' to practice their fledgling skills in the language. Whatever...it's all good.
Dietwise, I decided to start off February with the experiment of going back on strict Atkins induction level. In other words, no more muesli. As of a few months ago, I started charting my morning, afternoon & evening mood levels, so if the Big Bad Depression comes knockin' on my door again, at least I'll see it comin'.
I have to wait until the 25th to find out the results of my STRESSful test, so no serious cardio until then. But I'm keepin' up with my nightly leg exercises, and I have plenty to do with all these letters and PCs to write...
Nice to meet you! Say, if you don't want to fuss with the DVD or YouTube, you could always just go up and down those stairs for another 15-20 min. I think a square of dark chocolate now and then is what the doctor ordered: there are so many health benefits to dark chocolate, I'm losin' track of 'em all. Can I call you just Kiki? =smile=
Awww, you don't need to get bent out of shape over 4 pounds. You lost a mind-blowing amount of weight last month, and the human body always has a 4-lb range depending on how much water you have on board. Have you considered making a graph of your weight? I like doing that, because even if there's a blip upward now and then you can always admire how the general trend
is downward. I'm really impressed you're going to get yourself ready for that "walk for the cure"! How long will the walk be? Have you got any kind of training program in mind?
I agree with you: it's nuts that it's already February. But it's my birthday month, so it always puts a smile on my face. February is spring in my home town of Houston: it's the most flower-intensive month of the year. How's that for crazy? =grin=
I'm SO glad to hear all went well with your surgery and your path results. I had you in my prayers. Have you got anything special in mind for your next challenge, or is keepin' the family on the Grain Brain diet plenty to do for right now?
Sorry to hear you fell off plan for a bit...do you have any handle on what went wrong? That's such a truly wonderful thing you're doin' to be your bro-in-law's caregiver after his surgery. Do remember that men especially tend to regress emotionally when they're dependent on others for a whilewhich is a fancy way of saying they kind of act like babies and have a hard time dealing with the temporary loss of function. So if anything like that happens, be ready to reassure your BIL that it's totally normal and no big deal.
Sorry to hear about your iffy January, but good for you that you're up for being accountable now. Migraines and nosebleeds combined sounds truly horrendous! I hope that's all over...
OK, well I'm off to try to compose a letter in French to a complete stranger... =laugh=