I was thinking about beauty the other day. I was feeling pretty good about myself and out for a walk at lunchtime. I had music going in my ears and I was walking with a nice bounce to my step. It was a beautiful day and as people passed me on the street quite a few of them looked over and smiled or acknowledged me. All was right with the world, I felt good, I looked good. I think it’s amazing how different the reactions are when you feel good about yourself vs when you don’t.
I stepped on the scale this morning and hopped off as it started to settle on a number I did not want to see! I have gained six pounds in the last couple of weeks. Six pounds is almost 5% of me. I immediately felt unattractive and fluffy. Self perception and self confidence are really so much of how we present ourselves to others. Even though I had a wonderful time gaining those few pounds, and got a lot accomplished that was really hard work, it still dropped my confidence. What a shame.
My six pounds were due to a lovely vacation and then a flu, and then a week of just being too worn out to move everything out of my way and do a morning workout. After a certain age, eating decently and doing three hours of a really hard workout is just not going to keep you from gaining weight. Especially if you have no working thyroid, and take one med that slows down your metabolism, and one med that lists weight gain as one of it’s major side effects. So, back to tracking food, and ramping things back up for awhile. How boring. 🙂
More phone cleaning.
These are all pictures from our last day in Amsterdam at the Hotel connected to the Airport. Most of them either went on Facebook with a funny caption, or were meant to and I forgot.
This was at the Burger King. I liked that they had Fair Trade coffee.
Perspective! There was a giant room filled with Giant Balls! I don’t know why. These balls are all between 2 and 4 feet around. they look like marbles on a table in this shot.
I was fascinated by them.
I really have no idea what this is, or was meant to be .
Our little exclusive snack/dinner/breakfast room at the fancy hotel.
Notice my cappuccino overflowing?
They had the best vending machines!!