Friday, August 29, 2014

Surprising First!

So, I stayed up rather late last night with our friend who is staying with us. She is moving out of state tomorrow, so we are pretty much spending all the time we can with her, even if it means losing a little bit of sleep at night. She is my husband's oldest friend in the city, and she will be missed!!

But, if you know me, you know I don't like to miss my eight hours of sleep a night! Once in a while is fine though. I might take a little nap this afternoon after work, though.

Sleeplessness leads to me eating more, because I'm looking for energy from some source, and I can't exactly take a nap at work! But I packed a ton of lower calorie, fibrous, filling fruits and vegetables and my lunch today to keep me satiated. Lots of water too.

And a lovely walk in the bright sunshine is a perfect pick me up, as well:

I weighed in at 122.8 this morning! First time I've seen under 123 in a week or two. I'm not keeping steady track, but as long as I'm with in a pound or two of 123, I'm really happy!! 

I feel really healthy, balanced, and happy. I'm not restricting food, I'm not worrying about amounts, I'm just eating when I'm hungry and making good decisions when I am hungry. Most often choosing the vegetables of all the colors in the rainbow, fruit, lots of lean protein, you know the drill. And most often means MOST often, really. The indulgences are pretty common, but small, and not really the main part of my diet.

Relaxing into this weight, relaxing into this maintenance, and truly, truly getting to know my own body, for the first time in 32 years.


And the most exciting thing to happen, I touched my toes for the very first time.


I'm serious, even as a child, my hamstrings and the back of my knees and my lower back were so tight that I could never touch my toes. Last night I gave the back of my legs a really good deep stretch and then, BAM, touched my toes!

It is supremely amazing that our bodies can surprise us after 30+ years.

Back to work!



  1. This post has left me with a big smile on my face. It truly is so nice to hear how happy and content you are and gives me hope that someday I will have the same relationship with food. You rock Jeanette! Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

  2. You are doing SO well! Congrats, sweetie! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  3. Hey ......that's brilliant - have a good weekend

    All the best Jan

  4. I thought you were already quite flexible on account of the photo on the top right of your page of you holding your foot.That's awesome you can touch your toes!

    1. I'm flexible going backwards and with my hips going outwards (like a lotus pose)... But forward folding- I'm stiff as a board!