Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Da Blues

I have been feeling rather down lately.  Lots of things going on and not much of it is fun.  The winter is really doing me in.  I hate the cold!! We had one day that got up to 60 degrees--it melted the snow and by the time the snow was completely gone, it snowed again.  My blues have been so bad that I took a day off from work yesterday.  What I found, tho, is that my spirits are lifted when I am around other people.  Well, really, friends.  I have a small circle of friends but not many have time for me lately.  I am naturally a solitary person but isolation is not good for anyone. 

This weekend I went to a women's basketball game.

I am not a basketball fan of any kind.  But it was Girl Scout day at the game and it got me out of the house.  That was the important thing! I felt energized enough to organize a shelf in my bathroom.

(Not so exciting but I had been wanting to do it for a while.)

But Sunday I was on my own again and I fell back into that funk.  Monday called for a sick day.  Monday night, tho, I did get out to see Josh Groban at my local theater.  He was performing live in NYC and it was broadcast to like 500 movie theaters across the country.  I got a friend to go with me--she didn't know who he was but I knew she'd like his music.  And she did--she loved it.  It was a good show--he is a fantasitc singer and he is funny, seems very down to earth.  And not bad on the eyes, either!


 (This CD came out TODAY!)   

   On the weight loss front I am kind of discouraged.  I am eating pretty good.  Recovered from the chaos that was Christmas and New Year's.  But I have been in the same size jeans since the beginning of December.  Since I don't weigh myself I have to go by jeans size.  It took me about 8 months to drop 5 sizes.  So, it has taken me about a month or a month and a half to drop sizes.  It takes longer the smaller I get.  So, it has been over two months since I dropped a size.  I shouldn't beat myself up since the holidays did fall within those two months but I am getting anxious to get into a size smaller.  My goal is to be that size by my birthday which is in March.  So, patience is a virtue at this point.