After a difficult 2015, I may have practiced the art of emotional eating a little too intensely. Like, 10-15 extra pounds intensely. As someone who has struggled with weight and food since the dawn of time, this was not too surprising. Surprising, no, but disappointing? Heck yes. Now that I am starting to be semi-present in my life again, I am making some small but powerful changes to get me back to my running weight. Running is by far my favourite form of exercise but the heavier I am, the more difficult it becomes. I keep saying weight/pounds/etc. but disclaimer: this isn’t primarily about loss on the scale. It is more about being able to run long distances without tiring. It is about feeling strong. It is about taking better care of myself. While making these changes will no doubt lead to some weight loss, my main goal is to be healthier and happier with myself.
I like to make lists. That should be apparent to you already. I especially like making lists of gifts for me or others. I will start making my Christmas wish and shopping lists in August, and continue to refine them for the next 4 months. I suspect this isn’t normal but it is also oddly satisfying. Since my birthday is in a month or so I thought I should get my act together and start making and re-making my wish list.