here are some updates with me...
1. I was recently made Lead Mentor at Dobie, and I have to now keep tabs on the teachers who are mentoring newbies. This is quite a big responsibility, and this week, I successfully hurdled my first problem. In the words of Kip, "Yessss."
2. Perhaps a larger shock than going back to meat-eating, I'm off coffee and on tea. It's true. It happened about a month ago when I was on the verge of a cold, and green tea was the only thing that sounded good to me. Other than the rare weekend cup, I haven't switched back, and in the meantime, have lost 5 pounds (see below).
3. I have left the Abs Diet in the dust and am three weeks into the best diet of my life, which incredibly, isn't a diet at all. I just read the book--don't laugh--"French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure." I feel wonderful and thin and not guilty or deprived. Why didn't someone tell me about this book before? The tenets are incredibly easy: drink lots of water, control portions, compensate after you splurge, walk whenever you can, and the most ironic: eat what you really love in smaller amounts, more slowly, and suddenly, you're enjoying it more than if you gorge! Ta da! I'm not counting calories, crossing-off food groups, or obsessed with weighing myself twelve times a day. Beautiful freedom.
4. I've begun adventures in sewing, something I've wanted to do for years. I basically have one really simple, yet fabulous, circle skirt pattern down, but I plan to branch out soon. As soon as Jenny can give me another lesson, that is.