Day One Hundred Ninety-Six…

The luck of the Irish was with me (even though I’m of German & Italian descent) and the Irish Soda Bread didn’t win the day – I lost another pound! It’s amazing, I really can indulge and lose weight on Weight Watchers.

I think that this experience is another important lesson for me to learn. When I make up these taboos like, “I don’t eat my rollovers – ever.” I  deplete my personal power. The habits I’ve created for myself are strong ones, and so my response to food is different than it used to be. I’m not saying that I have my weight issues beat because I don’t think that will ever be true. I think that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is one of many things that I will always have to work at. But so what?


I don’t think I’d want trade places with someone else who hasn’t had to accomplish what I’m doing right now. It’s more than weight, it’s being able to take action and make a change – this is agency.  Once you experience a real sense of agency, you never want to be without it. So, I’m taking on another challenge. I am going to yoga with my sister.

I like it. So now I have added another activity to my repertoire. I go to spin class, and yoga now. I also enjoy that they are very different kinds of activity with very different benefits. What is something new that you have tired lately? This is a good question to think about because it’s important to keep things fresh and engaging.

James Joyce Words of Wisdom

What’s next? I don’t know, I’m not sure where my journey will take me, and that’s exciting.  One thing I do know is that I’m so grateful to have you reading this post. Today is a good day, and it’s nice to have someone reading this who understands this kind of joy.

  • The joy of being able to zip up knee high boots, over jeans.
  • The kind of joy of being able to put something on and to actually like my outfit.
  • The kind of joy that comes when you recognize the person in the mirror. 
  • The kind of joy that comes with having energy.

It’s just as good as knowing you are there on the rough days too, Knowing that I’m not alone in my struggles makes me feel better too. So, thank you, thank you, thank you for reading.  I encourage you to write your own posts or journal entries. Writing has changed my life, and now that it has it’s something I want to share with everyone. Write it will set you free.



7 thoughts on “Day One Hundred Ninety-Six…

  1. Congratulations on your determination and success! A healthy lifestyle is the best change. I have never tried spin class because it sounds sooo sweaty, but I do yoga and cardio-kickboxing. Thank you for your inspiring post and positive outlook!

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  2. I think I’ve noticed many of your posts on Twitter. You have been on an amazing journey! I love that you are finding joy in so many things and appreciating your new healthy lifestyle. May it always be by your side! Know that everyone has moments of weakness that make us stronger for the long haul. And long haul it is! I hope you enjoy all that yoga offers you – I started while pregnant with my twins over 16 years ago and have kept a sacred spot for its practice in my daily life. There is something so grounding and humbling about the yoga practice – may it inspire you and give you hope.

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  3. I loved the quotes interwoven with your reflection, and I also really enjoyed reading about you gaining a sense of agency and adding more and more challenges and new experiences into your life. You take readers on an interesting journey of thought. Thank you!

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