Monday, March 22, 2010
First to report I put back on the 3 lbs. I lost, but I am not worried as I know I am on a path to healthy living. Have been doctoring my bronchial funk with 7 up etc. And barely moving. So the pound imps saw me as a great place to land. But I will shoo them away this week.
Now to 3 of the things I have learned and how SP makes me positive even now...+3 now...
1. I can now eat 1 piece of candy. This is huge. (Much huger than the average size person who straight away diets and loses umpteen pounds and exercises umpteen hours. Those cheerful idols are average and don't know weight in the foxhole struggle. Notice, I call these easy-to-lose people average, not ideal or normal or lucky or skinnytobegin. I am so tired of portrayals of fat people negatively, that I choose to call those not fat as "average". No idol worshiping here.) SP got me to this point by educating me so much on nutrient dense food.
2. I use a mantra in social situations. I prefer the word "one" from the Harvard studies cited in Woman's World 3/29/2010 that " repeating the same word activated the parasympathetic nervous system." (see article pg.34. Anyhow it helps get through situations where I need to calm down my rush to food. I am trying not to use flight or avoidance of social situations. (and it fools people who wonder why you are sitting or standing there with that silly a-- grin on your face.)....you are smug within yourself saying "one" or "om" or some other meditative word to help you cope. SP got me to this point rereading in The Spark Cornerstone:Fitness, Building Block: Stress Management.
3. I can do some exercise. I am walking the dog, trying Curves, and reading about other Sparkers running races, etc. and enjoying vicariously. In my recent evaluation at Spark, they suggested I Track my food. My food tracing is ok, the SP Robot is probably confused. 'Cause when I log in my 30 walking, there is no where to deduct my rest of the day sedentary life. See most folks start with active life and add to it. My prob is I start sedentary. Should be a deduct on the Fitness tracker for that as I know I'm not the only one. But Now SP has me doing more and gradually more activity and fitness through the positive influence of other Sparkers who do and write about doing. Thanks Spark Friends.
3 small steps from SP reported here today....to be cont....