It has been a long time. I haven’t felt up to reading books for a long time. Now it’s a new year and there are so many books I would like to read. I used to try to have two going at a time, but now I have five (not to mention all the ones I haven’t finished). So, I’m a book juggler. I think I’ll just post as I go and you can read them as you like.
Well, it’s January, the beginning of a new year. My birthday is also this month. I’m feeling cautiously hopeful and ready to start fresh. I am hoping for a healthy, happy, productive, successful year for loved ones and friends, which includes you.
To this end, I have decided to start blogging again. So, what should I read? What were some books you loved in 2012?
My mom read my blog the other day, then she called me. She was surprised that I had ignored an invitation by one of the authors of Coach Yourself Thin to join their Facebook support group. “Someone is throwing you a lifeline and you haven’t reached out to take it? What’s the matter with you?”
Anyway, tonight I contacted the author to ask permission to be added to the group. And I have been doing well. I lost ten pounds in September (I am not going to beat myself up about the fact that I have lost these same ten pounds over and over this year). I am not eliminating any foods, but I am writing down everything I eat and wearing my armband again to keep track of how many calories I burn. And I am weighing myself every day.
Even better, I bought a pair of pants last week that didn’t quite fit – I thought they would help keep me motivated. It worked – I will be wearing those pants to school tomorrow because as of tonight they officially fit! This was such a boost.
Success is a powerful feeling. I feel more motivated to be successful in other ways. I have started menu planning again, and cooking. Next step, an exercise plan. So far I have just been walking, usually when I’m on the phone. I DID dance with Little Mama this afternoon though.
I tried this book once before, but then I quit reading when I got to a certain passage – “there is no wagon.” Then one of the authors sent me a message inviting me to join their Facebook support group. Then members of that group sent messages encouraging me. That’s a lot of great support. I should have jumped right in and I’m sorry I didn’t. Maybe I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to work on myself. So I put the book away.
Since then I have lost ten pounds most months. Unfortunately it has been the same ten pounds over and over again. I’m still under from when I started this year, which is something, I guess.
Anyway, I took the book out again tonight and started over. I used to love to exercise, and then I got busy (among other things) and I didn’t look out for myself. You know, same old story a lot of people have. I won’t bore you with the details. I WILL start writing about this book again, though. Oh, and I’m going to join that Facebook group. I think I’m going to need all the help I can get.
Anyone with me?
Would you let your significant other read your mind if you could? Would you want to read theirs? Our vampire and witch do this on a regular basis – he partakes of her blood right above her heart, and she kisses his head. Both rituals allow them to know one another’s thoughts. I love my husband, but I think it’s probably best that I can’t read his thoughts. As for him – well, what would we have to talk about if he could just read my mind? Matthew and Diana feel so connected because of this ritual, and confident that they are one – how would you feel? Connected or awkward? I think two people can be one and still have some things that are their own. What is your opinion?
I know they won’t, but I wish Diana and Matthew could take Jack to the future with them. He has no other family, and I am worried about what will become of him. It’s not like they didn’t already tamper with things by taking him into their home – it’s very likely that he would have died by now if he hadn’t chosen Diana to rob. What do you think? Acceptable or not – taking someone who possibly has no future without you into the future where they might have a chance? That wouldn’t be against the rules of time travel, would it – I mean, how can it be different from going back into a time that was before you were alive (remember the movie, Kate and Leopold – doesn’t she become her boyfriend’s great great grandmother or something like that?)
There was one other cool thing in this section that I can’t stop thinking about – because Diana is a weaver, she sees all sorts of invisible threads connecting everyone and everything. She can do magic by tugging on the correct thread – for example, if she loses something, she just tugs the string it is attached to and there it is. Ever since I read this, whenever I lose something (too often – don’t judge) I find myself pantomiming pulling a string in front of me to help me find the lost item. (Couldn’t hurt, right? Remember the recent study that shows you can find lost things by repeating their names over and over?)