Untangling.

It’s so easy to get tangled up in this world, whatever your age. Wondering who you are and how you fit in, adapting to change, navigating relationships and friendships, exploring the world in the way that feels true to you.

Sometimes it’s important to find a little corner of peace, a place to untangle yourself. A spot where, whether for ten minutes or ten hours, you find a way to give yourself time and space. Doesn’t matter if you then distract yourself, burrow in, create something, whatever.

When you find that little oasis, take it for what it is. And when you are lucky enough to be with someone else when they find it, keep quiet and let them be. The most complex and confusing relationship any of us have, and the one that has the potential to yield a lot of growth and contentment, is the one we have with ourselves.

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Weight loss and strength increase?

I’m trying to get healthy. My joints and muscles need me to have less weight to carry, and stronger muscles to carry it with. I’ve decided this is my year. For various reasons, I’m holding myself accountable with the help of family and friends on Facebook. Every Monday I post an update. I’m saving them here for reference….and so you can cheer for me, too. 😉 I need all the cheering I can get. Thanks!

29 September 2014

Years ago I did weight watchers and lost 4.5 stone. I kept it off until pregnancy, when circumstances combined to get me overweight again and keep me that way. Since then, I’ve tried many times to lose weight but not stuck with it. I’ve lost 2 stone and have been here for awhile.

I want to lose weight for my joints and ligaments. And my energy levels.

So every Monday I will come here and post one status about weight. One per week. I’m sorry if it annoys you, but I think I seriously need cheerleaders.

6 October 2014

Cheerleaders, take note:

I’ve lost 4 pounds this week. My aim is to lose 1 pound per week, but I know from the past that a bigger loss in the first week is not unusual.

Now here’s where I will need cheering. The first week is never the problem, it’s the second!

13 October

Cheerleaders!

Two pounds lost this week, for a total now of six pounds. I can feel it in my clothes and body, though I can’t see it.

Maybe one day I will tell you all why I decided 36 was the age to lose this ‘babybaby weight,’ but for now let’s just say it’s not as bitter as I thought it would be, only sweet.

Onto week three! Thanks to all who like, comment, or say stuff to me when they see me! It cheers me right on.

20 October

Cheerleaders – another pound down this week, bringing us to seven (half a stone!). My clothes feel looser, and this way of eating (whole foods, no processed stuff) means I have more energy than I’ve had in years.

This week I have gotten lax about recording what I’ve eaten, so definitely will focus on that moving into this new week!