As I was brushing my teeth this morning, I stared at my face, seeing the beginning of lines around my mouth. They weren’t there two months ago when I was at my plumpest. The skin on my thighs feels like old paper, no matter how much Body Shop scented moisturizer I slather on. Damn it! Going without butter and lashings of olive oil have resulted in my skin starting to dry out. That is just not on. I have to start drinking more water (ugh). But it’s all good. I have all of my own teeth. My body serves me well. My flesh is still firm and holds everything in. My brain works (most of the time). Every day on this path means another few thousand steps to better health.

Today for breakfast, I shared some scrambled eggs (3 whole, 3/4 cup whites, 2 tbs. table cream, 47 g. chopped feta) with Hub and had a piece of brown toast with homemade jam. It tasted all right, but mid-morning, I started to feel peckish. Made some herbal tea with honey. Tried to do some writing but didn’t feel inspired. Took a couple of adult gummy vitamins for a hit of additional sweetness. Now I’m off to the community centre to swim hard for half an hour.

I have to burn off some extra calories because we’re going to an open house this afternoon and the hostess, my friend Karen, is a fabulous hostess. They’re predicting more snow this afternoon. Winter is so old right now. But then again, I have my new all wheel drive vehicle, so driving should be easy-peasey, as they say.

Thoughts for today:

  • Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Do not encumber your mind with useless thoughts. What good does it do to brood on the past or anticipate the future? Remain in the simplicity of the present moment. – Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche