Monday, December 09, 2013
This quote defines how I feel about my health journey and explains why I am joining a new team to help get it started and on its' way to success.
I know what to do to be successful, I know it is as simple and hard as stepping on the scale. Why? Because the scale is not the WHOLE story and does not provide all the answers. There are many questions.
What does it take to be healthy?
What food should I eat?
What exercises are good for me?
Why Can't I lose weight?
When does the fun begin on this journey?
Have I lost me?
And the answers are as varied and different as each of who are on the path to health.
Do you have your own questions? Are you looking for more fun in your journey? Are new perspectives helpful to you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Please let me know if you are interested in a journey Beyond the Scale. I will add you to the invite list for the new teams when it is posted.
Excitement is filling the air as new doors open .
One of my favorite poems expresses this quite well:
The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost)
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
My journey has had many forks and each one has provided new adventures full of promise, fun and new challenges. Care to join me?
Monday, December 09, 2013
Saturday I blogged about needing to get on the ball and get things accomplished in my personal life .
I made my list, I started on the items yesterday, I put a time line on most of it but still have to decide how long I Think I am going to take to get my house to my pre-clutter days.
Yesterday went well, I got 80% of tasks completed. I re defined completion for the 3 not done and took tonight off as a reward.
I now have to post where I can see it.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Are you a superwoman? Do you think you are or can be?
I thought I was, I did and I do!
but why do I ask myself this today? being a superwoman means I am almost continually doing for others and not me. Or, perhaps, wasting time because I am overwhelmed with the super woman tasks I need to perform and know I cannot get to or do all of them well and turn into SUPER Procrastinator..
Whew! That was a giant leap, felt like I was on the top of mount McKinley and fell to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Guess my point is trying to figure out WHY, oh why, do I and so many others put so much stress on ourselves by trying to "Do it all"? And then still look for more things to do?
I have a list of things to do;
1 -de-clutter house, since having my back problems two years ago my house is beginning to take on the look of a landfill (sounds so much better than hoarder, doesn't it?).
2 - complete 5, no 6, 7, 8 needlepoint stockings for nieces & nephews . and please finish those two you started for your sister and brother-in-law 8 years ago as well.
3 -make cushion covers for two house chairs
4 - finish cushion covers for porch furniture and get it painted
5 - get sinks installed, material has been purchased for over a year and the existing sinks are rusting
6 - pay bills, change litter, change sheets, do laundry - weekly tasks which I often find reasons for neglecting
7 - gather the holiday present you have been amassing for 12 months
8- actually send out some of those Christmas cards you have purchased the last 5 years.
9- stick to your eating plan for more than 3 months at a time, seriously STICK TO IT
10 -read those 2 books you have for work, only 30 days to finish that one
11- read those daily business tips you put on your kindle, oops the battery died and the charger is where ... ???
12 - wash your car, it is 7 years , no 8 years old and it has only been cleaned out on the inside 3 times!! WHOA! terrible.. I do de-clutter frequently but that definitely does not take care of food crumbs, weather grit & debris- YUCK
13 - find time to do something I want to do and not just being on PC playing games - MASSAGES! READING!
and I typed this list in less than 10 minutes... Can you imagine what else needs to be on the list? Thankfully my superwoman brain took over and blocked the rest for the moment. I was starting to get a headache.
and what does this have to do with health and weight loss?
feelings of failure which can lead to more failure
being overwhelmed to the point of inaction making most of the issues worse than they are today
and any one of these is enough to make my body say WHOA NELLIE! PUT ON THE BRAKES! When all of these float around in my head, I feel frozen and incapable of acting at all.
Did I say I thought I Was a superwoman? Would superwoman become immobilized with fear at completing a task? NO
So this is of knowing I am NOT a Superwoman.
I am not perfect, I will never make that title as it is so lofty only those worshipped can attain it.
I CAN make small steps every day to completing my goals and NOT being a SUPER Procrastinator either.
here is what I am going to do:
1 - make a list complete by 12/08/13
2 - put time it should take to complete each item 12/08/13
3 - put dates when each item should be completed 12/09/13
4 - make a tracking chart of goals 12/12/13
5 - post chart where I can see it and work on what needs to be done. 12/16/13
6 - review list, update and make changes - monthly
I do this every day at work and keep up on my work (98% any way), so here is to being an every day woman learning not to procrastinate. one day at a time, "DO IT NOW"
DO IT NOW
DO IT NOW
DO IT NOW
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Disarm your cravings with the 5 Ds:
Delay—wait 10 minutes
Distract—concentrate on something else
Distance—do not keep temptation on hand; make yourself leave your environment to get the food
Determine—think about how much you really want it
Decide—know how much to eat; if you choose to eat something you crave, remember to enjoy it
Sources: everydayhealth.com, nutrition411.com
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