Worth every bite…

Ah, the trials and tribulations of the diet. Last week I was shredding pounds off. This week I gained a pound to 153, undermined by Australian treats and laziness. It was worth every bite and cuddle.

Still, I’m proud of myself. Mr. Smith brought back a nice stash of deliciousness and I limited myself to one bag of chocolate bullets and half a beer. The old me would have demolished a much larger portion of each.

I also let a few work outs drop. The day he was coming home I only did a half an hour work out so I could spend more time getting things ready. Yesterday I missed my workout in the morning so I caught up while we watched Arkham together that night. It’s definitely a better workout to music in the morning than a show—I felt like I was slogging through oatmeal.

Moving on. I’ve had my celebratory chocolate splurge and we spent our lazy days relaxing with each other. A friend mentioned belly dancing classes and that might be a good way for me to fine tune my fitness with some core exercise while getting to wear scarves with jingly bits. Working out alone in my bathroom is getting a little dull.

Now that my husband is home from his long holiday away, I can refocus on knocking off the last of these extra pounds. I’m excited to get to the maintenance stage, and now that I see how little damage a splurge can do, I think I can keep the ground I’ve earned as long as I continue working out and avoiding sugar.

You can follow my weight loss journey…


About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit SpaceandTimeMagazine.com or AngelaYSmith.com.
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