I lost about 10 pounds while I was trekking around Japan, something of a miracle. Now I’m trying to figure out how to keep it off. I’m certain I lost the weight because of all the walking and climbing I was doing, diet was not a factor. I just don’t have the same opportunities, or interest in doing that kind of walking, here in Pittsburgh. Most of my pursuits are sedentary.
Yesterday, as I waited for my bus to go back to the Chinese art class, I had this very strong feeling I didn’t want to go back to the same old, same old. I don’t know why I thought this trip should have changed things, but I felt it very strongly. I just haven’t figured out what to do about it.
I was supposed to go walking with Mary and Phyllis this morning, but it snowed. I got dressed and went to the health club where I worked out for an hour and a half, 40 minutes more than I ever did in the past. Maybe that will help, but it’s not nearly as interesting as walking around Kyoto.
The gym thing, it’s a good start, Ruthe. I think it takes a few days–after a trip of the magnitude you just took–to get back into life as you knew it. Part of you isn’t back yet. It’s a good time to reflect.
If you’re on crutches for 4.5 months, you’ll also lose weight. But I don’t recommend this method.
Congratulations on the weight loss–what a fun, healthy way to do it.
If you’re tired of the same old, same old, move down to Georgetown, where everything old is new again.