So let's update.
Diet/Food - things here are going according to plan. I'm logging everything I'm eating, and noticing some trends and patterns. I'm sure this is what the dietician wanted me to do - and I look forward to seeing her again on October 5 to review them, and also to weigh in and see if the exercise and "counting" is putting me on the right track.
Exercise - a few bumps - but doing good. Sticking to the Galloway plan - 2 days of 30m walk/run with 1 long run each week. However - here are the bumps. My interval timer - stopped working. After two uses. I called, and they're sending another. Ugh. And this morning's 30 minutes was interrupted about halfway in by a very urgent call to the restroom. So I'm going to REDO today's 30m tomorrow in preparation for 5 miles on Sunday.
General wellbeing - I think I'm doing alright. My emotions are a little closer to the surface than normal - which is one of the things I talked about with my counselor yesterday. Oh right - I had a counseling appointment yesterday. First one. I really like this counselor. She seemed very friendly, a good listener, and like someone who wants to help me figure out what I'm going through - help me through it - and see me a better, healthier person on the other side. So hey - if you're reading this doc - THANKS - I felt good just coming to meet you.
Other stuff - things here are generally going in a normal direction. Elizabeth is nearly TWO. When did THAT happen? Oh and a quick shout-out to the "Magic" to my "Mayhem" - Bryan Ripper - now DADDY of a beautiful little boy. Go over to Facebook and say hi.
And I'm really excited about tonight. I get to perform MAGIC at my mom's retirement home. My first actual PAID magic gig. :) How cool is that?
And I'll leave you with a video of one of the tricks I'll be performing tonight - the classic of magic - the Cups and Balls - as interpreted by Lance Burton.