Feeling fine

It’s not “the end of the world as we know it” — but I am feeling fine.


Well, first off, when I hopped on the scale this morning, the 3-pound gain I’d posted at Monday’s WI had disappeared. Gone. Vanished. Kaput …

You won’t hear me complain about that, even if it does add more fuel to the “toss out your scale” fire. No way can I really have lost 3+ pounds in two days. I figured some of that “gain” was false, which is why I took it in stride.

Other reasons for my good mood?

— I walked for  1 1/2 miles Wednesday morning, thus completing Day Three of Mel’s Summer Walking Challenge. I won’t say it’s getting easier, but already a daily walk is becoming a good habit.

Plant Fusion Swag— When I got back from my walk, I whipped up a pineapple upside down cake smoothie, courtesy of some of my Blend swag: Vanilla Bean Plant Fusion. I loved the flavor — and that it’s not green, like the Vega protein powder. However, I did NOT love the fact that the single-serving pouch had 3 WW PointsPlus. That made my breakfast 8 Points.

Eight Points? For a smoothie? Seems a bit excessive. Of course, it did keep me full for quite a while — probably due to the 21 grams of protein.

Note I wore my sparkly Plant Fusion shirt on my walk, too. I love that shirt.

— For some reason, I felt exceptionally cute Wednesday. Maybe it was my Blend Retreat T-shirt? Or my — ahem — colorful outfit. I felt like wearing bright pink shoes with a black skirt and green & brown T-shirt, and no one was going to stop me. Cute? God help me, I thought so.

2013-05-29 17.11.54 2013-05-29 17.12.13Color-blind, maybe … but still somehow endearing. Please don’t shatter my illusions. 😉

— Things are moving along in my writing world. Even though I got another rejection Wednesday morning, it came with some specific, fixable feedback. Plus, I’m taking more steps toward self-publishing. It feels great to be doing something.

Quality writing time at Starbucks never hurts.

— I signed up for Amanda’s newest challenge, the Clean and Lean Challenge. I like the idea of it very much. The goals:

  • Discovering YOUR best diet
  • Changing thoughts to change your body
  • Getting healthy without feeling like it’s a full time job
  • Easing in to new habits for lasting change
  • Eliminating sugar cravings
  • Increasing fruits and veggies with ease
  • Core workouts to define those abs
  • Conscious selection of the foods we eat

P.S.: I finally jumped on the Google+ bandwagon. Find my ArleneAWL profile here.

And if you want to connect with me as an author, try this profile. I’m getting ready for my indie publishing debut this fall, and created a new author email (arlene [dot] hittle [dot] author [at] gmail.com) from which to send a newsletter someday. It came equipped with its own Google+ account.

They’re going to drag me into the 21st century kicking and screaming …

What, exactly, does one do with a Google+ account?


2 responses to “Feeling fine

    • Thanks. I’m still an unpublished author, but I’m taking matters in my own hands to self-pub my first title this fall. The friend who’s going to edit for me says I should get marketing stuff up and running before my release date.

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