Today’s lunch:

(No recipe for the leftover chili. Jon just made it up as he went, as usual. It has chunks of roasted squash this time, though – which I love.)

I have been in the seriously irritating beginning stages of a cold for over a week. I looked at vitamin C packets/drinks/stuff at the grocery store but couldn’t bring myself to ingest the accompanying ingredients – so I bought a huge bag of oranges.

Plowed through a box of tea in just a few days, too.

I have no idea if this stuff helps, but it makes me feel as if I’m doing something other than obsessively washing my hands.

Have I mentioned that I recently went back to Pilates? It’s the only group/class exercise I’ve willingly/happily attended longish-term – because I love it. I stopped when I moved to MI and put it off during the Cancer Chaos, but I’m finally feeling motivated again. The first time wasn’t easy, per se – but it didn’t kill me. I was surprised.

Other than that, I’m still meeting with the trainer and still going to the gym for cardio.

So, yeah, I go 3 different places for 3 different things.

Might seem ridiculous – but looking back over the past 4 years, this is what has worked. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that this is what I gravitated toward when I got back to TN. It feels like the right combo for me.

I haven’t been weighing myself, but I did have to go shopping last weekend to replace all of my work pants since I was beginning to fear that some of them might actually fall off. I used to get pretty excited about dropping sizes. This time? Irritated at the annoyance/expense.

I swear I have no idea what’s wrong with me.

It’s interesting. Things have fundamentally shifted in a very big way for me and I’m not sure why. Not complaining.

So – I went shopping, like I said, and came home and bagged up all of the bigger clothes and immediately dropped them at a donation place. I have held firm to my rule that I will never buy and/or keep bigger clothes “just in case” – and I’m continuing to stick with it.