Well guys, I am a lazy bum and it is too darn cold to walk outside (plus I rediscovered my arch-nemesis the French fry), so my weight loss has plateaued at 190 pounds- 46 pounds down from April. I need to go to the gym more, drink more water, etc. It also would not hurt to eat less overall calories- not by much but a bit. The main thing I am learning, though, is all joking aside I like the way I look now. I am still trying to loose slowly for better health, but if my BMI goes down as it has been and I don’t loose many more calories, I am still thrilled. I just want to be healthier, that was the whole reason I started trying to loose. I will admit most days I don’t feel like I have any more energy, but I am happier and I know I am healthier.
As you know, I recently read The Newcomers: Helen Thorpe , and I loved it. My hardcover copy came in today (Yup, on the release day, thanks Amazon)! I am so excited! This is absolutely one of the most necessary books of the year, for me anyway. I also got Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG, but need to wait to read it until I catch up a bit on my ARC’s.
Lastly, I had been on a waiting list for This Is How It Always Is, by Laurie Frankel- of course it would come when I have two books due next Tuesday!!!! I am about a third of the way through, and I adore it so much. The book is due back on Saturday though, so there’s no way I am finishing it now. I have ordered it from Amazon (hardcopy so Mom can read it). This book is very dear to me because I have someone in my immediate circle that is transgender- he’s known for as long as he could talk. I have watched the family struggle to understand, the fights with school boards- this was after all twenty years ago and they were not as progressive then, the desire to understand…. and the absolute confusion from those around them- friends and family members alike. He got the inner support he needed, and I feel like he’s really well adjusted and happy. We should all be allowed to be who we really are, you know, at our core. I don’t talk about it much because it isn’t my story to tell and I want to respect his privacy, but this book made me think back on his journey a lot. I think it’s going to be a really important piece for me.
Well, that’s me for the week, what’s up with you?