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Obligatory New Year's Blog

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I am sort of feeling like the new year snuck up on me. Can't I have a few more days between 2012 and 2013 to get my act together? I'm in a bloat cycle and I started the year literally uncomfortable in my skin. It's still scary to see my weight go up 5 pounds in two days and to find myself way over my maintenance goal weight, but I know that it's only temporary and that number will go back down. I have the power!
Today was full of reminders of the good in life. The day was sunny, we visited a friend just home from the hospital who is profoundly grateful to be alive. His home and family project what is really important in life. It's not possessions, it's not appearance; it's love and family and friendship.
Resolutions? Can I turn in my work later? I'm starting small. Today I made and froze a dozen 250 calorie breakfast sandwiches for work days. I'm instituting a "use what you've got" rule for January. My cupboards and fridge and freezer are full. I will use what I have, and only buy perishables: my regular produce box, milk and essentials if we run out (COFFEE!!!). It will not only clear out space, but it makes me think creatively.
It's not much, but it's a start. And that's what change is all about, making a small start.
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