The last few days have been a blur.
I’ve been keeping myself busy with a variety of tasks, such as writing and photoshop work.
Despite not writing daily on my blog the way I have been, I have been spending quite a bit of time each day at the computer. Yesterday I got some work done on my next assignment for school, and did some cleanup work on some photos mom had sent me. They were nice photos, but kind of washed out. I managed to really make them pop using Lightroom.
Lynn was participating in the latest one GISH hunt over the last couple of days, and I ended up helping with that as well, using Photoshop to adjust some photos to be submitted.
For my creative writing project, I’ve been making a point to write at least 750 words a day on that as well, and I’ve been successful for the last few days. I’m looking at it as a marathon rather than a sprint, and I really would like to actually finish this one. I know I’ll have to rewrite some areas of it when I do my editing pass, but I am so far happy with how my first pages are progressing.
Fitness wise, I have been doing well. Between walking the dogs and my treadmill workouts I’m managing to get my step-count in most days, and getting in a workout of some type everyday.
I’ve really been trying to focus on my diet in conjunction with the fitness. My blood sugars have been remaining elevated, and I really need to work on getting my weight down again. Still, like my writing, it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and the main thing is that I keep at it.
Little decisions help. Doing this instead of that. Eating this over that. I know I’m on the right track with everything I am doing in my life. I just need to keep things going when I do inevitably get tired out and ready to give up.
Still, right now I seem to be riding a high, and am perfectly content to keep it going as long as I can, because I know I can’t stay here forever. The end of August going in to September is never my best time of year, and unfortunately that time of year is approaching fast. I’m feeling optimistic though. This last year has been different. Even when I’ve struggled, I didn’t fall as far as normal, and have managed to keep myself out of hospital. That being said, I still think a brief admission to recalibrate would not be a bad thing, but I don’t think I need it. We’ll see what happens when I talk to Dr. M. next, closer to the fall.
I know M is happy with how I’m doing, and to be honest, so am I. I am so much further ahead from where I used to be it doesn’t even seem possible. I just need to keep doing what I’m doing.