I've managed to (mostly) maintain the zen serenity of rolling without trying to "win," as well as the pursuit of "attribute-free" jiu jitsu, both inspired in me by Henry Akins. Surprisingly, rolling with a sunburn helped in both areas... perhaps like rolling with an injury, I was forced to be aware of my every movement. To avoid certain positions, I had to make better use of others.
Work has been really busy lately (when isn't it? I keep looking at my calendar at the office, and every time it seems I'll have a lull between deadlines, something comes up and takes over, like a squatter. It sucks.) I'm training as often as I can, and happy to be slooowly losing weight. I'm still gluten-free and dairy-free for fertility purposes, which still sucks a little bit, but not nearly as much as it did a month ago. I've figured out go-to dishes I can order when we eat out, and I just don't even tempt myself with thoughts of donuts, pizza, pasta etc. any more.
My doctor recently put me on a medication usually taken by diabetics, called Metformin. For a non-diabetic like me, it's good for egg quality. However, you better eat it with a LOT of food. The other night I tried just a bowl of steamed shrimp, with a couple tortilla chips from the bottom of the bag. I was nauseous, crampy and headachey the next morning for a few hours. Not worth it.
I've turned 40 years old. You'd think it would be some kind of monumental "thing"-- but my body still feels good, my mind is good, and I'm not living like what I thought "a forty-year-old" would live like. I still feel like I'm somewhere in my mid-20s, and only just now do I really truly give myself credit for being a real grownup. It's kind of funny when colleagues at work and the academy ask my advice-- it's a mind-check for me, because I'm not thinking of myself as any kind of source of wisdom. Guess I need to catch up!