GOYB Week #4 Check In

Ugh. Just, ugh.

Up a pound. Measurement-wise I actually gained an inch around my hips this past week, but everything else stayed the same.

I’m not going to lie, it’d been a bad week. I’ve been so busy with Belfire and getting Into a Long Ago Future ready to launch that I’ve been grabbing ‘whatever’ is handy for meals. It started out great, watching everything closely, but by Friday that was all swirling down the drain.

It’s Monday. It’s a new week, gotta bring the focus back. :)

The challenge was to figure out why we’re not making our health a priority. January started out with my health on the top of the list, with Belfire running a close second. Now, because of the crunch-time with getting the back-log titles out plus keeping up with the new titles, work has inched up and overtaken health concerns. Oh, and the food diary.

Not a good thing.

Like I said though, it’s a new week, and the beginning of a new month shortly, so I’m refocusing that intent to put my health first.

1 – continue with no pop through February*
2 – with the weather maintaining at above-seasonal averages at least for this next week, I’m going to walk. Probably not far, but at least it’ll be better than from here to the living room and back again.
3 – preparing meals rather than grabbing whatever!
4 – re-start the food diary

The challenge from our hostess for week #5 actually spans right through to week #8. She’d like us to do our measurements and weight daily, and log our cycle as well.

Erm… without getting too TMI for everyone… I can’t log my cycle. My weight has actually tossed my hormonal balance off, and anything after this is actually TMI so, yeah. But I can take my measurements daily!

Have a great week everyone! <|:^) * I was intending on treating myself to one small bottle of Fanta Tangerine, because I thought I saw it in the store. Apparently, Tangerine has been discontinued though, so it’s Orange. Just plain Orange. Why do companies get you hooked on a flavor, then drop it? Tangerine was the most popular flavor around here, everyone was drinking it. BUT – while it’s not carbonated and does have aspartame – Crystal Light has a flavor, Tangerine Grapefruit, that tastes just like Fanta Tangerine without the bubbles. It comes in both single-serve (which is perfect for 600-700ml of water as 500ml is too strong) and pitcher packs.

52Weeks #2 – Ground & Center

This week’s challenge was to decide whether we’d found ourselves, our soul-compass, yet, and what we would call into our lives to round it out; we were also asked to think about what our 80-year-old self would write in a letter to our present selves. Finally, we were to look at our present selves to see in what ways we’re a goddess. A lot of stuff for one week, and it’s taken two for me to work it all out. All three posts (Jodi Lee, Morri’s Moon and here) are very similar, just dealing with different aspects of my self.

52Weeks #1 – Just a Little Late

Last week I was supposed to post about where I see myself going from here, where will I be in the future. I have to admit, I can’t really see too far ahead anymore. It’s not that I don’t want to, or that I don’t have dreams and wishes for the future… I just don’t want to get those old hopes up too high and see them fall, smashing my heart to pieces again.

So, for now I’m seeing only as far as the end of this year.

It’s got to be better than last year, even though I know things are going to get worse financially and there’s going to be a lot of hard work ahead, getting my own writing back on track as well as putting out the Belfire line. I know there’s the possibility of a new home, but I also had that possibility last year, so I’m not holding out for it. I know in one way I’m looking forward to seeing Draco graduate, but in another… it means in September, both she and Artemis will likely be off to school somewhere.

My children are grown ups this year… Artemis will be 19, and Draco will be 18 in October. It’s been 20 years since I lost the twins. Time has gone by a great deal faster than I’d ever expected it to, and I’m certainly not where I thought I’d be back then. Looking forward that far? Boggles the mind. Seriously.

Let me get through to December without completely crashing, and I’ll say cool. <|;-p