I think my walks are helping. I used to have pain in the sides of my hips when I lay on my side, but it's getting better now. I'm also sleeping somewhat better, and I'm not quite as tired during the day. I still need rest periods, but fewer, and not quite as deep. Now if I could just cut down on that chocolate ... I also wish I could develop more strength and more endurance, but hey. One thing at a time, eh?
My fanfic is coming along very nicely. I think about it all the time, it's always running in my head. I love it when stories do that, when they practically write themselves and all I have to do is provide the fingerwork. But I'm worried about what will happen when I'm finally finished with it. I want to go on to something new and original, but so far, I haven't had any ideas yet. Well, there's still a bit of time yet.
And I've reached the halfway point of the book I'm translating! Yay for me!
I've also noticed that it really helps to have my one-a-day goals written down and taped to my computer where I can see them every day. I really feel a sense of obligation that makes me get up and go out for a walk every other day, whether I want to or not. And even at the end of a busy day, I force myself to get the translation done, despite the temptation to claim I've done enough and to put it off.
If only the same strategy worked for the weight-loss goal. Maybe I should change it from "lose ten kilos" to "eat no more than 100g of chocolate a day."
I'll think about it.