Friday, July 23, 2010


I'm sitting at a laundry mat in Missoula Montana this morning. We've spent the week in Glacier National Park and are headed to Grand Teton today and then up to Yellowstone by early next week. It's been lovely to spend this time with my husband. We have rented a convertible and thankfully his ear is cooperating so we have been able to chat while I get sun.

Yesterday we chatted about food and how he just can't eat anymore when he's full. What started the conversation was his being behind some woman at a mini mart who was buying a 44 ounce Sprite and 3 bags of pork rinds. Normally he does not pay attention to that kind of thing but he mentioned it to me when he got in the car and then again about 50 miles down the road. He wondered why she would do that? Consume that many calories with no nutritional value... Hard to say but every reason I came up with he couldn't really relate too. It was enlightening to actually discuss this with him again. I don't think he really understood how important he has been to me in my journey. I've said in the past that I have learned from him. So true- his biology is something I think many heavy people covet. I know I'm not built like him but I can take cues from how he lives with food. There is no right way to lose weight ( well, within reason) or keep it off... We are all different but how wonderful that we can learn from one another.


♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥ said...

I hope you're having a splendid time, and it sounds like you are...though selfishly I wish you were going to be in Boston this week!

Enjoy yourself lady! :)

Sarah said...

I so wish I was going to be in town too! We are having lovely time... He's been so relaxed he's even talked about work! Crazy.... He never does that. Is nice to have this time before fall trial takes him away.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

It sounds like our husbands are related...

Congrats on keeping that much weight off!! That is awesome.

I look forward to being your newest follower...

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure you aren't still sitting in that laundry mat! LOL

Would love an update about your recent activity, particularly about your recovery. Are you pleased with your surgery at this point? Did it make a difference in how well you were able to hike, for instance?

Weight loss in middle age is so slow, but the alternatives--remaining overfat or regaining--are dismal, so slowness is perhaps a good teacher for me. Many plateaus too. Sigh. But my ability to cope with life, without overeating, has zoomed upward. I have newfound respect and tenderness towards my body, which in ancient times would have been a hella super star at coping with famines. My body really struggles and works hard to maintain equilibrium, bless its heart. *grins*

I don't have more energy, but much more stamina if that makes sense.

All my best,

Sarah said...

YaY! Robin this makes me so happy to hear. Life is always going to happen, and treating ourselves with tenderness and respect goes a long way.

The body, she's a mystery sometimes, but I hear you. And I think that energy thing is a myth... Stamina is probably the right word. I think we'd all have more energy if we just got a little more rest!

Thanks for checking on me... :)