But I don't have time today, so let me just say: if you are interesting in losing weight, I think you should consider taking probiotics. I will back this up with links at some point or other. Really.
I went to Zumba today AND yesterday. Much calorie chewing. I felt sort of frumpy in class so I went out and bought myself a new T-shirt at the Gap. The old shirt was XL and this is an M so that's better. It doesn't help with the Looking Very Old problem, but I have a whole mantra for that.* My goal is to hit Zumba every day this week. Whee!
I find myself in Getting Back Down to It mode. I am showing solidarity with a friend by eating gluten-free for three days (she decided this was a good week to try it.) I'm open to ideas on what to eat. Kind of stuck with chicken, vegetables, fruit, and protein shakes. And chocolate. Chocolate is gluten free, right? I am a little worried about dropping another size, because I don't have many M/12s and I can still wear some of my 14s now. I'm not making any money to speak of and resizing rings and buying new clothes is expensive. I wore 16s for most of my adult life, and for all of the years that I had any money, so it is a little painful to part with my pretty things. Ten years ago a 12/ size M would have been plenty small for a 5'8", but I weigh over 170 lbs-- not a sylph-- and I'm in medium shirts. What do you 120 pounders wear? Probably have to shop at Wet Seal. I have two shirts from there I can look forward to fitting into, because I bought them in a moment of optimism even though when I put them on I am ready to burst out, Superman style, any moment. I decided the suspense was too great and gave them to my daughter. Who is a 6/8, so no plans to raid her wardrobe.
The plan is still to shoot for the 150s, BMI in the 23-ish, 24-ish range. A shout out to 266 whom I believe is enjoying that territory now-- how's it feel, 266? She honored me with a very fun award in which I get to lie. I'm rubbing my hands and snickering in anticipation.
Have a great, productive second half of the week, everybody! Weekend's coming!
--As follows: it's an honor to grow older, those are good years accumulating, you have an 18 year old for heaven's sake, and the major problem's the lines around my mouth and I got those from kissing four beloved people on a daily basis, could be worse, right?