This whole Debbie Downer thing I’ve got going grates. If it annoys me, well, then anyone reading this is a Saint.
In the midst of all the hubbub this year, I’ve been repeatedly told to take care of myself. If everyone is telling me that, it must be important. Grin
A job I had earlier this year prompted a dietary change. I gave no thought to anything other than keeping my sugars level. (Hypoglycemic) The result? I’ve lost 25lbs. Fist pump! Better news? It’s still slipping off little by little. Booty dance! I like life at a smaller size. I can move better, feel better and best of all? My sugar isn’t so hard to manage with my weight down. W00T!
Losing weight is most certainly something to celebrate as are the new clothes.
Being able to move more freely means I can stretch in ways I couldn’t before. My body likes stretching.
This week I’ve been focusing on relaxing. Being quiet. (something which has been sorely lacking as of late) A combination of methods including metered breathing seems to be doing the trick. In the tub tonight it sounded like a bowl of rice crispies for all of the cracking and popping. It’s always nice when tension releases. If they were the kind of cracks and pops which aren’t good, I’ll know in the morning. For right now, it’s all good.
To the end means of taking care of myself, I changed up my hair and updated my brows. Small things, but I’m really happy with both. My feet have been getting more attention too. What I wouldn’t do for the skin I had at 35, dry feet? what’s that?
Going for pedicures isn’t something I enjoy. My toes don’t like other people messing with them. Shivers. So I got a big bowl, a box of calgon and a foot emery board. This I enjoy very much, and my eye doesn’t twitch. smile
I’ve been taking care of my own nails as well. If I had nails like my mother life would be so much easier. I don’t so it’s acrylic. When I get overly tired of doing it myself, then I go to the shop. They always ask who does my nails and they always roll their eyes when I tell them I do. Too bad, I’m too thrifty to pay for a ridge fill every couple of weeks. Other than being smelly, it’s a relaxing thing for me. If I’m not relaxed, we shouldn’t be doing nails. No, that’s just not good.
This year has also afforded me the opportunity to nurture some relationships. I’ve been acquainted with most of these people for a lot of years. The support I’ve gotten has been tremendously helpful. I don’t know what I would have done without them. Viva la friendships!
There’s nothing like having a friend crack a joke at precisely the right time. Nothing.
Life isn’t lived alone. Not for me.
My aging brood of animals continue to exhibit good health. At 15, 14, 12 & 10, the two oldest are cats and the younger large dogs, I’m extremely pleased to have them all so healthy. Are they a pain in the arse? Em, yes. Do I mind? How could I be when they are always so happy to see me? Pets are an ever present gift.
The current state of affairs will not last forever. Staying positive and taking care of myself makes it so much easier to walk through.