How glorious to wake up to so many lovely messages
But before I answer a single one of them: I just got on the scale and with the bloat gone I'm now at 78.8 kg. Which sounds a lot more manageable. I'd live to be below 75 again by October but realistically it'll be closer to Christmas. My percect goal would still be to get and stay
below 70kg but 72 would realistically be fine. So that's within reasonable reach.
Food sounds great as always LaMa--nice to hear you more back on track with the meal planning.
Just a couple of days on track and my energy is already returning. It's glorious!
How do you make your lentil stew, LaMa? Does it vary all the time? Are you catching up with any of your friends over there this weekend?
I have two recipes I use but the red lentil version is based on this one https://www.budgetbytes.com/vegan-red-lentil-stew/
I add a laurel leaf and tweak the spices a little bit but it's very close.
I'm almost through moving and need to implement more of these things so I don't stress eat. We're doing really well - the house has been transformed, and it's going to be gorgeous when it's on the market, so all this sacrificing almost a year of remodeling and packing has been worth it. It's going to be wonderful having free time to get in shape and do things I love again.
That's great to hear - how wonderful to have you on the forum again! I'm sure I'll be stealing ideas from you again soon
What do you want for the year ahead, my friend?
Oof, that's a scary question... But a good one! What I want most of all is to find more of my people. Most of my life I've felt broken and like I don't belong anywhere but in past couple of years I've realized that people exist who are either very like me and/or who love me with and even for
my quirks. I want more of those people in my life and I know I'll have to go out and actively try to find them irl. It would be awfully
helpful if the pandemic eased up a bit for that but I'm fully aware that once ot does I'm a big risk of settling back into convenience and clinging to what I have instead of branching out. So... the start of a(n epic?) quest
Working on keeping up with the lovely people I met on vacation and I booked a Turkish language course for October to help fend off the grind for now. And this afternoon I'm going for a walk with U, who I'm tentatively planning a hiking vacation with for next summer. I'm not sure her health will allow it but if we start practicing now w've got a decent chance, I think. Oh, and I'm trying out yoga with H next week.