Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Brace yourselves...

Just a quickie here to stay connected.  I really feel better when I've posted in the last day or so - it's the virtual equivalent of not isolating.  When I go too long not posting, it starts my monkey mind climbing through the branches, telling me I'm not significant, important, worth a flip, a loser because I haven't been losing, etc.  Even a few lines here stops that mind maze pretty quickly.

I had a great day yesterday.  First, I posted.  See paragraph #1.  Second, when I got home from work, I had a few errands to do, and so I walked - over 4 miles - to accomplish them.  Mainly it was banking type stuff so I didn't have to schlep much on the trek.  I just fired up the ipod to listen to the Black Keys El Camino album - twice - and mushed along.  It felt great - righteous even :)

It's funny - I seem to be much more likely to go a lot farther walking when I have something to accomplish (which I could of course do in much less time via the car).  I guess it's a little mind game that works well for me.  Returning a library book, hitting an ATM machine (part of yesterday's sojourn), or mailing a letter at the post office.  Obviously buying milk or any other weighty or bulky item doesn't work, but I've got to remember this and set up more of these little "necessary" chores. 

After the walk, I got in the car to see exactly how far I went - 4.2 miles.  Nice - and in a pretty short time.  I was a drippy sweaty mess and had to pick up a friend to go out to dinner and only had 5 minutes to shower and change.  At dinner I had a burger (on a roll that I ate about a quarter of) that was covered with caramelized onions and gruyere - heavenly.  It came with fries that I had about 5 of - and then I poured ice water over them to stop me from having more.  my friend wanted to split dessert - and I declined.  Who is this person?  For yesterday it was me.  If only I could dial this gal up every day!  Maybe eventually...?

When I got home I had a Chobani yogurt - that was it.  Probably Definitely didn't need it, but wanted it.  Then to bed.  Now if that isn't a great day for this food obsessed woman, I don't know what is!


  1. Sounds... dare I say it... normal! My mom taught me years ago to put lots of salt on the remainder of my restaurant food so I won't be tempted. Love Chobani! Big change for me since I've never been a yogurt fan.

  2. FAB-U-LO-SO!!!! Love days like's to more of them. I know it feels great! :)

  3. I love days like that too.... we need moar of them!

  4. I'm so pleased for you - what a wonderful day!!!

  5. Awesome. I know though, don't you just want to bottle it up and save it for the bad times??? :)

  6. When I have days like that Leslie, I too think to myself "why can't she stay every day!"

    Love the ice water on the fries - who wants to eat a soggy fry?!

    Go Leslie! :D

  7. me loves the Black Keys