The first 20.

So it would appear I have lost 20 pounds.

Such is the amount of weight I would like to lose that 20 pounds is barely noticeable. I don’t think I look particularly different. I can take my belt down a notch if I want to. Or I can leave it in its original position and be slightly more comfortable (which is what I chose to do today.)

But 20 pounds isn’t nothing. It’s like carrying around a 1-year-old. Or my fat cat Chucho. Or a hefty shopping bag of groceries. If you handed me one of those things and said, “Here, you have to carry this around for the foreseeable future and you can’t ever put it down,” I’d be less than thrilled. But I have put it down for now.

I can’t resist adding the “for now” to the end of that sentence because I’m still firmly ambivalent about this and have no confidence in any long-term success. It’s working now. It may or may not continue to work.┬áThis is still the easy part. It’s only going to get harder.

The first 20.

2014 Reading List

Currently reading:
Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith
The Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys The True Story by Dean King
Autobiography by Morrissey
Fodor’s Italy 2013
Italy 2013 by Rick Steves

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman

2014 Reading List