Baby steps on the journey…


I haven’t cooked for myself much at all since the summer months.  Even though I posted photos of some tasty meals, I haven’t done so since then.  As you’ve read, I have gained back a fair amount of the weight I’d lost over the summer.  But I’m persistent if nothing else.

This is a year of change.  Out of the blue, I’ve been blessed to be involved with a really nice guy.  For one who has been on my own for the past thirty years, it’s been a huge adjustment…one I’m still figuring out.  Because it’s well worth figuring out, I’ve been busy doing just that.

My job, as much as I love it, is very stressful.  The way I deal with stress is to eat.  I’ve been doing a lot of really good things in terms of trying to interrupt my poor eating habits.  Jim is a big help in that regard because he is a sensible water and a good cook.  Since I’m competitive, I need to show him that I can cook just as well as he does.  So when he visits on the weekend, I do cook or we both prepare a meal together.

I have some shoulder repair surgery coming up in a week or so.  I imagine I will lose some weight during my convalescence as he will be here providing balanced eating for me.  Though I’m not looking forward to the post-surgery stuff, I know I will end up healthier in many ways.

For once, I refuse to give in to the negative chat in my head.  Truthfully, I’m happy to be handling business as well as I am.  I’m going to keep right on fighting the good fight.  I have some great people in my corner.  I will do this.


About thequarryschild

A self-described forensic junkie, Beth Anderson spends her days shaping young minds to ask critical questions and wonder “whodunit.” Beth resides in the Capital District of New York and spends her free time reading and solving the great mysteries. Her love of swimming, tennis and sports provides the basis for one of the lead characters in her new book The Quarry’s Child. Beth is one of the founding members of the Upper Hudson Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime (aka Mavens of Mayhem), a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a survivor of a visit to an active aircraft carrier while it was at sea, and a published poet in Soundings, a literary journal. Beth continues to instill a love for mystery fiction in her students as she has for over twenty years. Photo credit: Quinn Mulvey
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