16 November 2010

getting serious . . .

. . . or at least thinking about getting serious. I lost a bit of weight just before and while visiting Texas last spring. Then gained it all back after returning home to Kansas.

A while back, Liz / Borromini inspired me to be more aware of what I eat by drawing it. I've decided to return to that for a while, though I may not post every day's sketch.

Slowing down to sketch while eating gives the body time to realize it is full. In restaurants where they serve endless appetizers such as chips and salsa, I often sketch to avoid eating those mindless calories. And I'll have a record of everything I have actually eaten --- perhaps helping me to decide NOT to add something unnecessary at the end of the day.

I also started walking again. After a good beginning, I had stopped due to rash problems on my ankles (itchy, oozy eczema that made wearing shoes and socks unbearable). But that is finally clearing up and it's time to get moving again . . .


  1. LOVE this idea instead of listing (so boring) yr food!
    Must think about doing the same thing..
    Sketch buddies?

  2. Hi, Carol! Nice to have you visit here.

    After keeping this up for a week, I have already seen a change in the food choices I reach for, so it seems to be working.

    Yeah, sketch buddies!!! The best kind of pals.


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