Sunday, August 23, 2009
One of the biggest lessons I learned this 7th month (total journey of 10 months - started October 08), occurred when I crashed and burned for the first time since last October. Wow, was that weekend ever a learning experience. What I learned was that even when I think I'm pigging out, it is not even CLOSE to what my normal day used to be. And that I can brush myself off and get right back on track and then lose a couple of pounds to boot!
A couple of days ago, I was going to get weighed on a medical scale, but that never happened during my appt. So I'm stuck with these two home scales and hoping for the best possible accuracy.
Today, by my calculations and anticipated best efforts, will be the first day with absolutely no coffee/caffeine. In previous blogs, I've mentioned my intent to wean myself instead of cold turkey (which I've done in the past and get a migraine-like headache for days). We'll see how this progresses. A lot of the battle, as with breaking old eating habits, is psychological. Making the decision and sticking to it with practice.
During this 7th month, I've had the ongoing sense of gratitude in having great sparkfriends that have been there through thick and thin. This has been unbelievably helpful. Some don't realize that even the most simple sentence can provide a thought that spurs an entirely new way of thinking about something. It's truly a wonderful gift to have such great people on here.
I've also gotten to the point that I realized that my unmanaged, ongoing stress level has been impeding my progress. I have dying people and this process is breaking my heart big time. So, I've begun a plan of action to do some grief work.
Last, but not least, I have made the step toward better health by going back to much-trusted and competent friends at my local acupuncture place. They have been amazing for me in the past, and after my first session yesterday, I can feel that this will go a long way in helping me through handling some of my major challenges.
Have a fun day, sparkfriends. Thanks for all your kind, caring, wise responses throughout these past 7 months.