So THAT took longer than I ever thought it would. If any of you are still there, I am still Juju, and still here. Still have a body. Still trying to care for it. Still succeeding in small ways and once in a while failing spectacularly. But learning. You know. I’m always learning.
When last I checked in, I was trying out a new plate-spinning act — keeping Dad care, family and pet care, coworker and client care, and self care all going at the same time. Not always successfully.
In the time since I wrote regularly here, I have aged a bit (Is this blog really 5 years old? Holy cow!), given up contacts for a goofy pair of glasses, tried to make sense of peri-menopause, become obsessive about knitting (which does help me kick the old evening binge habit, but is too sedentary to count as my daily exercise), respectful of grief, and addicted to French tea towels.
I have not kept up with the latest nutrition/fitness press, but have a long reading list I’m in the mood to tap.
I have found an interesting peace with my body, which is not nearly so fit as it was when I started this blog, but is a strong, healthy body nonetheless. I may be forming a kind of miltancy about the 50-year-old female body, but I can’t articulate it yet, and guess that’ll come from writing here, as usual. This new peace is something I’m in the mood to explore…
Sitewise, I’ve pulled the old blog into WordPress, a lovely application I can’t say enough nice things about. That will make it a whole lot easier to keep the content safe from the crazy spam artists who made Jane’s and my blogging life a real chore for awhile there.
I’ve checked in with Jane, and will provide updates as soon as I have them. Meantime, it’ll be just me, offering up help and support as I find it to share.
If you’re new to this little corner of the blogosphere, The Skinny Daily Post is intended to be a source of support for people who have undertaken a significant weight loss. We are agnostic about method, but share the same point of view: losing the weight is just the beginning. Maintenance is the hard part.
Oh, did I mention that I still have a hard time getting my daily exercise in? Yep. It’s still hard. But I’m going to work out in the morning.
I will if you will…