Today’s blog in a nutshell: February Resolutions (practice art, revive BeesATC blog, get wet, ID anti-social behaviors) and a BED Reality Check (weigh-in)
Last first… pulled the scales out of the closet today for a “reality check” on that binge eating disorder thing. I don’t talk about it much anymore as it is not such an issue anymore. The anniversary of seeking treatment quietly came and went three months ago. Weight loss has slowed down to a snails crawl, but it was amazing to enter the New Year weighing less than I have in years even after eating all of those holiday goodies. Breaking free of the scales was kind of scary as going by how I feel and how my clothes fit can be deceptive so I was half tempted to close my eyes today. But, I weighed myself. Then stepped off the scales and weighed myself again. Huh. Three pounds down both times. I want twenty to add to that previous eighty, but I am not yet willing to diet. I’m not strong enough for that yet. I am still learning moderation, finding the happy medium somewhere between under-eating and overeating. I think it is called NORMAL.
Okay… February Resolutions!
1. Practice art: get back into the daily habit of making art in “practice size” again.
I bailed on my goal of 1000 practice pieces at #334, or at least that was the last numbered piece that I posted. Yes, I am reviving BeesATC with a few changes… new template, cleaner look, and a self-imposed rule of NO RAMBLING! It will be as it started out to be… an art blog. I can ramble here, no need to ramble there. I want to try some new techniques and different things, so it might get interesting. At least for me… maybe you will find it interesting, too.
2. Get wet: go to the Y at least once a week.
The water pressure helps my circulation, even if all I can do is a little deep water walking. When I went to a pool regularly, I got so I could float on my back so I’m thinking maybe someday I will be able to swim again. (Previous attempts resulted in spasms.) They have a water exercise class for people with arthritis, so maybe I can do that, too.
3. ID Anti-Social Behaviors: am I becoming too anti-social?
I am resolving to think about that this month. Then, if warranted, come up with a strategy to remedy the situation. The thing is, I don’t know if I am becoming too anti-social or just getting more weird about my personal space. I very rarely invite anyone over. Friends and family have always known to call first, to give me at least an hour advance notice. I have to mentally prepare for guests and sometimes, I have to put my toys away. My nest is my nest, my personal private space, not a place to hang out. I don’t want people knocking on my door. When I feel like socializing, I go out. It works for me… but I’m afraid it may offend people who are more socially inclined.
Sneak Peek of last night’s “first new post” on BeesATC (otherwise this post is just words):
Thanks for reading! Hopefully, I will catch up on my reading this weekend.
4 thoughts on “Feb Res 2014”
Hear you Nancy on all counts…my doc told me “lose some weight”…I cut out dairy and most bread…lost many pounds…haven’t eaten meat in eons…happy you are back to BeesATC…always loved this…be well…
Thanks John… glad that worked well for you.
I like your February goals to strive for.
1. Glad you’re arting again, too.
2. I LOVE aquarobics. Have been doing this for 10 months twice a week and finally seeing some results.
3. Anti-social? If you’re happy to meet people outside of your home, why shouldn’t you do that? And if those who do visit your home know your rules… then? True friends are accepting of quirks or foibles.
Thank you! I always felt better going to the waters, glad to hear you are seeing results. Yes, true friends are accepting,,, it is the possible new friends and/or neighbors in this building with 173 apartments who may not understand, what makes me wonder if I’m being too anti-social.