I know it's a cliche, but I'm really trying to be good. The start of the year is always a good time to get eating and exercise under control. Also I have the incentive of going to New Mexico in three weeks for an artist residency where the perk at Starry Night is the natural hot springs. Yes, I will be able to soak daily--so as to not look like a soaker with a spare tire, I've been focusing since like week 2 of the new year on exercise and portion control (like one bowl of popcorn and not the whole thing).
But there's a gremlin keeping me from attaining my goals. After spending all weekend cross country skiing to the tune of a 1,000 calories an hour and then working out with my personal trainer Jane McCormack who makes my muscles burn and then doing the stairs in my building wearing a backpack weighted down with a #10 can and eating salad and yoghurt, I've GAINED 2 pounds.
It just isn't fair. But I'm not stopping--though I've thrown that scale out into the snow.