Friday, June 25, 2010

Pump and Lift, Episode 10: Guess How Many Pounds I Just Lost?


Yeah, you heard me. I just lost 10 pounds. TEN POUNDS.

But contrary to what I've written earlier, I'm not celebrating with the mani-pedi that I promised myself. I am, however, celebrating with something that's more decadent than a pre-pedicure champagne foot soak:

Permission.

That's right, I'm finally giving myself permission to be in the moment. This was the week when I could've stress-eaten my way a la Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer (that pilot episode alone is like Sex and the City for snack-food junkies) but ended up drowning my sorrows in crackers and decaf - so of course I'm ending the week on an edgy note.

But today...

Okay, so this morning wasn't exactly the best place to start, what with the various computer drama and the eye-gouging review of constitutional law (did I tell you that I'm teaching a fun class?) but halfway through it all I just decided that I was going to let it all go and move on to the next activity on the slate. In my case, it's catching up on my blogging, revising my food journals, and getting my eyebrows back into shape.

The problem with being a workaholic in a crazy job is that the stress tricks the mind into thinking that "me time" does not exist. This may have been true during my twenties, when I was hungry and eager to prove myself... but now, after all the health scares I've put myself through, I have to remind myself time and time again to give myself permission for things that I would otherwise talk myself out of doing. Things like walking my dogs, watching TV and sorting out my work space at home.

(That last one is very important. Without a good work space, I can't write. Period.)

So here I am, getting my mind back into the writing mindset so I can get on with the rest of my day. The future will take care of itself.

4 comments:

kuri said...

woohoo! congratulations!

And very sensible. I need to clean...

I'll let you know as soon as I send out your package.
Last chance to make any requests!

meimei said...

Thanks so much again, Kuri!

And I totally owe you an email, too...

Momma Makeover said...

congrats! excellent news - what's your workout routine?

meimei said...

@Momma: Thanks again. RE: exercise - right now it's mostly light-to-moderate walking with the dogs... but I'm looking at re-introducing yoga back into the schedule, since I've noticed that I could really use more muscle tone after losing all that weight fast. I'm also looking at dance classes here in town, as well.