Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thursday Musings..

I love love love my new life in LA.

However, I'm quasi bored.  I haven't really created a social life yet.  A normal girl would take this opportunity to work out and get skinny...but no, no.  At this point, I'm just trying to acclimate to my new life.  I have gone to yoga twice this far that's about all I've done.  I'm hoping to add more days of yoga and a few days of running next week; that's the goal anyway.  I've also allowed myself to eat whatever I want...which has been good and bad.  I went shopping earlier this week and so I've been eating at home...and I'm eating pretty decently.  However, I've become addicted to sugar again.  I know because the cravings are horrible right now; every time I eat...I crave something sweet.  In the mornings I look for something sweet.  But I haven't been drinking anything but water and I've been eating lots of fruits and veggies.  Overall I've gained about 8 pounds since this summer.  It's not too horrific, but I don't want to gain any more, and I'd love more than anything to lose those 8 pounds again.  I know it will happen, it's just kind of frustrating to see these numbers again.  However, I do feel like I'm getting healthier...I was so stressed out for so long.  I don't think I realized how stressed out I was until I got out of my situation.  I'm just grateful to be able to start sleeping and feeling normal again...

It's funny because I've noticed this week that some of my perceptions and some of my thoughts are changing as I work my new job.  For one, I'm starting to realize how important physical activity really is.  Just watching patients come in to our facility in a wheelchair, go through rehab, and then be able to walk out of our facility is amazing and a more powerful testament to me than anything else has been in awhile.  I have been more considerate of my body and my health needs this week than I have been in months.  I'm starting to consider my future- which I normally don't do.  It's interesting.  

Okay- more about that later- I don't want this post to get too long and drawn out.  XO!



  1. I have had physical therapy a couple of times for my back. Those people are wonderful. They really made a difference for me. When I was at my highest weight I was in a wheelchair because my back wouldn't support me anymore. It took some help to get me up and walking again after I started losing weight. I can understand why you enjoy the work you are doing now.

  2. I can understand getting a normal routine down at home and getting use to be in your own spot first. Gotta adjust, then add in the exercise routine. 8lbs isn't too bad but its good your catching it now before it turns into double that. I understand how stress tends to turn us back to old habits. I did that myself. But I'm trying to learn the triggers so I stop the auto-grab bad food thing. Work in progress. You'll get there. Its always nice to gain a new perspective with life changing events. Thats the point of major road blocks, learning the lesson once your over that hump. :)

  3. I'm here - I'm happy about your new job! xoxo