Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 24 - the delicate balance

It has been 24 days since I've started this blog.

Which means in exactly 30 days, it will be our wedding day!

And I still have only shed 3 lbs. Granted, I've been a busy busy bee, running around at work getting ready for Thanksgiving, packing weekends in with wedding planning activities, going here, going there, going which way everywhere! My life is a Dr. Seuss book. And you are turning the pages. Are there any illustrators out there?

But I'm starting to come to terms with the fact that I may not lose the 25 lbs that I had once dreamed I would in a mere 54 days. However, I am happy that I've kept the weight that I've lost off, and even though my scale does not reflect a change, I do see slight changes in my physique. Slight. Very slight. But I'm having to wear a belt with my jeans now, which must be a good sign.

Sometimes I feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day for everything that I need to do. My little apartment is a wreck, but it's not more important then spending time with people that I care about (like Tyler! and my flower girls! And my girlfriends!), and it can't come before my many looming deadlines at work. The gym is important, but so is eating dinner. I think the trick is finding balance and variety, so that my life isn't just a dvd on fast forward or a perpetual routine of lather, rinse, repeat.

All of our lives are busy. How do you find balance?


  1. So wise for your age! I know I am your mom and slightly prejudice but you see things that many people much older than you seem to miss. People are so-o important and yet many put their value on things instead. Balance is in itself an artform and it is what keeps life fun yet meaningful. Balance is taking a little time each day for things or people that make you happy.If it is a question of dusting or spending a few minutes with a special friend- lets face it the dust will still be there tomorrow. I have always tried to take a few minutes just for me to do something that makes me happy or helps me grow. It might be meditation, reading, painting, spending time with someone or enjoying my garden Enjoy each of the remaining 30 days as they are very special and will bring you to the day you are lovingly planning for. The dust and clutter will be there but really when you look at life, I would rather go feed the ducks with my kids than have a perfect house.

  2. At least I'm not the only one. I too have lost only a measly 4 pounds. I keep thinking the scale is broken. Finding balance is such a hard thing to do. I struggle with it daily. I guess losing 4 pounds is better than gaining it!