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Week one down

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So yesterday was weigh in for Gain HP. I’m down a pound over last week, but that’s well with in normal fluctuation for me.

Over all the weekend had it’s good and bad. Last Tuesday we did a team outing at work that involved going to an Orioles game in Baltimore. End of the night I’d had to much to drink and five or six smokes. With the hang over the next day, I skipped the salad and went back to the Chic-Filet. On the plus side though, by Wednesday night I was back on track.

Truth be told, I’m glad I did that. It felt reassuring to slip back into the old routine again and then just as quickly bounce out of it with no hesitations or regrets. Ok, yeah, I’m still jonesing for a smoke, but that’ll come in time (theoretically). I got into this, not to drop weight, but to get some good habits started that will make the remainder of my live on this spaceship a little easier and hopefully a little more fun. Screwing up and then watching the automatic course correction take over, it’s like seeing that the emotional and intellectual are both on the same page here. I don’t just seem to think this is a good idea, but now I have an indication that the rest of me’s bought in as well.

On the mental front, the week’s been a pretty big success. I’m still struggling to figure out how to integrate the Taoist ideas into my professional world. I have had several instances in the past week though where I just find myself smiling for no reason at all. Yesterday that was some full on, no fooling, teethy grinning going on. It felt good.

Cooking is coming along pretty well. King Pheenix turned me onto a site called, Spark People. I haven’t made much use out of it yet, except to grab some recipes for the slow cooker that I’m going to be trying out. Did a chicken dish tonight that was tasty as well.

I’ve also found myself listening to a lot more music lately. I think I’m going to redo the layout for my family room so that I can move my record player up there. This may not seem like much, but it’s actually a huge deal for me. I’m mentally in a better place when I have a steady diet of music in my life.

So, all and all, the week had a stumble, but it’s turned out pretty good. We’ll see what happens down the line, but the future’s looking pretty OK from here.

Written by Matt

June 27th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

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