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.