Saturday, December 21, 2013
Last time I wrote about how I was going to work on three Streaks per month in order to establish once and for all healthy habits. My Streaks this month were ,
1. Give my self a Pamper Mission each day . Some small time and some small thing to make myself feel important and loved .
2. Eating within range 4 out of 3 days , I know this sounds too lax but I thought with the Holiday season here , I should pick a super easy goal just to get some success under my belt .
3.Meet my weekly Calorie burn set by Spark People.
I figured I would blog about this in case this idea works and I can finally break through this up 3 pounds down 3 pounds I have been stuck at for months and maybe if it works for me , It can work for others .
Even with theses super easy goals , I have been having issues , but I am learning why I am having these issues and hopefully I can wisely pick the next three to work on that will add to the previous 3 I will continue to do . I am calling it 39 steps and so next month will be 36 steps and so on .
My problem areas have been .
1. When I let myself have free range at holiday parties , Its harder to get back on track the next few days.
2, I dont seem to have a problem with exercise so I think my next set of Streaks should do with eating , I am an emotional eater.
3. I have yet to find my diet soul mate ! I used to belong to Weight Watchers and really did well because I had my Ladies ! I am a team player and always loved the idea checking in each week and talking about how it went . I havent really come across anyone yet that is as needy as me in this area ! Although I have met some wonderful people here at Spark and have some wonderful and supportive friends.Should I keep on looking for that perfect team or person or should I just come to the conclusion that perhaps I am putting to much emphasis on doing things as a team ?
I have learned is that negative self talk is so lethal to a persons well being both mentally and physically . I have cut that down by 80 percent I would say and I feel so much better ! I also have learned that my Streaks are puzzle pieces that will interconnect with each other to give stability to my bigger picture . I really do get inspiration from many people here even though they aren't personally talking to me, I am one of the people privileged to have them as my Spark Friend :)
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The other night I was reading a copy of the Screwtape letters written by C.S.Lewis .Its a satire written by C.S.Lewis of Narnia Fame. Basically its written by a Senior demon to his nephew Wormwood on how to tempt a young man to turn from God to "The father down below
" I think it was published in 1942 or thereabouts. Great book for the theist and atheist alike ! Anyways to may a long story short I read a quote that made my mouth hang open !
By this method thousands of humans have been brought to think that humility means pretty women trying to believe they are ugly and clever men trying to believe they are fools. And since what they are trying to believe may, in some cases, be manifest nonsense, they cannot succeed in believing it and we have the chance of keeping their minds endlessly revolving on themselves in an effort to achieve the the impossible.
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
Our self image .. wow , Pretty women believing they are ugly, This in 1942 folks ! I keep thinking as I am reading the news today thats a fairly new thing , with all the modern operations and fashion and photoshoping but no ! and clever men believing they are fools , manifest nonsense . miinds endlessly revolving on themselves in order to achieve the impossible , Think about it .. Wow ! Its almost like every story I ever read or hear from people trying to do better with their health or in life in general , Lets make this new year , the year when it stops . This self hatred , self doubting .. and then maybe someday in the future , people will say for ages people actually thought they were foolish and ugly isnt that strange ?
When they have really learned to love their neighbours as themselves, they will be allowed to love themselves as their neighbours.
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters
Saturday, November 30, 2013
My son and I were munching on egg matzo bread when I was reading the back of the package and noticed it said "Egg matzo is to be only consumed by the young , infirm and aged " We are not Jewish btw but I said to him "Oh No ! " and he said " Don't worry Mom , I am young and firm and you are aged so that's okay ! "
Friday, November 29, 2013
I wish to be like a cat with my approach to the speed of my progress, stalk it slinkily, testing every step .
I wish to be like a turtle when it comes to knowing that things that are worth it takes time.
I wish to be like a homing pigeon , and always remember where I came from.
I wish to be like a dog wiggling and bursting with energy and love !
What animal qualities do you wish for ?
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