Monday, June 02, 2014
Summer is usually a good healthy season for me. I am a school teacher/librarian so am off of work for 10 weeks. WOOHOO!
I use my summers to rest and rejuvenate MYSELF. I still wake pretty early and just sit with my coffee, my thoughts & prayers, and my iPad after DH goes off to work. I like exercising at a reasonable 8:30 am with my retired (so jealous of her) sister.
The low stress level amazingly changes my eating habits. However, daylight hours are so long I have to watch out for eating out of boredom. I also have to be wary of social and celebratory eating! I have finally realized what an emotional eater I am! I am still learning coping strategies for this, whether the emotions are positive or negative, I have to be prepared or the old monsters of bad habits return.
I am finally in maintenance mode of this journey but even now I am often battling a few pounds. It has taken years and the learning and work continue but instead of the 15 lb range, I've gotten to the 3-5 lb range of consistency. I am learning to to mange that 90/10 or 80/20 configuration of eating what I should and should not to maintain health and weight.
My last few months and blogs have been about my successes. But don't be fooled...!!! There have been SOME days that I fell, failed, busted...but I am learning to recover much easier, faster...
In fact today, this week is recovery...from a beach vacation, closing out work stress, family issues...I am at the high end of my maintenance range. Back to basics and starting my summer routine of eating and exercising consistently.
Hooray, it's summertime!