Sunshine and Happiness

I think I'm really a plant. I seem to use photosynthesis to survive.

After a terribly long, cold and frozen winter - The sun has finally come out. Literally. Well - the rain has come with it, but it's still warm so that's ok.

I find that the sunnier it is, the more I do. I know that's probably true for most people - but for me it's means the difference between 150 lbs. and 300 lbs. Some days I wish I lived in a land of perpetual summer.

Anyway - to get to the point - I stepped on the scale a few days ago and discovered (against all logic) that I had lost almost 10 pounds.

Craziness. How in the heck? Not that I'm complaining, mind you. But 10 pounds - just from sitting on my tushy, eating Creme Eggs? I didn't realize that was possible. But then I got to thinking and figured out I have been slowly eating less and less. Either I'm watching my 10 month old niece, Rosie - or I'm playing World of Warcraft. Each of those activities require both hands, therefore, less time to eat.

So when I saw that number I decided to bite the bullet and start exercising again too. I mean, heck - if I can lose 10 pounds lounging on the couch - I can lose more if I get up and move. So I've been taking my niece for walks around our little cul-de-sac every day. Four times around the little circle - which I think is a bout a half a mile.

I've also been watching what I eat. Not so much what - but how much. And it seems to be working.

Guess I just wait and watch the scale go down now.


Dawn said...

Thats so good to are emerging into the spring and sounding happier and more positive...and I bet your niece LOVES your walks
Great to read such a positive post and well done on the 10lb

Maggie said...

I think I need to come and rub up against you. Not in a creepy stalkerish kind of way, cos ewww, but in a gimme some of that good luck kind of way. I'm only 2 lbs lighter now than I was a year ago. It's ridiculous!

I've decided to start we'll see what happens.

fatty blogsticks said...

all that walking will definitely add up. good luck.

i'm about to head into winter and i hear ya on the cold = less motivation. already i don't want to get off the couch!