Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This chapter is about FOCUS or in other words setting goals based upon who I am and what do I want to accomplish in life. I have been rereading this chapter over and over because I feel like I have been just going with the flow for the majority of my life.
I feel like I am always putting everyone's needs before mine, expect for recently. I finally got firm and said I need to take the time and make sure I get my exercise in. So, I guess that is a start.
This morning I sat down to write out my goals only to have a blank piece of paper in front of me for over an hour. I was having a hard time thinking about what I really want to accomplish in my life. I have been married for 31 years and spent the majority of those years being in the role of a homemaker, with the exception of the 5 years I worked as a customer service representative for a mail-order company. I should add, thosse were some on the worst years of my life. I only stuck it out because of the medical package.
I went to school a few years back for a culinary program but was so disappointed with the lack of teaching that I feel the degree I earned is worth not much more than the paper it is printed on. However, one of the courses got me interested in nutrition so I cannot say it was a total waste of time and money.
So, back to FOCUS, ( see how easy I get sidetracked), as I think about what goals I want to accomplish in my life I was coming up with nothing. How sad it that? I realized that I have no real focus. How often do we ask children what do they want to be when they grow up? Well, here I am all grownup and I still don't know what I want to be.
That is until now. I have come to realize that during the course of that culinary program, I had a desire to write my own cookbook, complete with recipes that are unique to me, health supporting and are pretty to look at.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Check out this video featuring a talk by Douglas Lisle: The Pleasure Trap
It is very informative and he presents the information in a humerous way. In other words, I did not find it boring at all.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Yesterday, my family and I had a "fun day" - or should I say "Let's forget about all your goals to eat healthy foods. We went to this touristy town that had a lot of gift shops. For some odd reason, my dh associates going places with eating out. So, we decided to try someplace new and different. He did not want ot go to the place I suggested because he thought it was going to be too spendy. So we settled on what looked like a better than average local restaurant.
I ordered a vegetarian burger, which was awful and then some seasoned wedged. The whole meal was a disaster calorieswise. At the check was the display of pies - and I was so disatisfied with the meal that I bought a fruit buy and some chocolate chip cookies to eat on the way home. Now, not a normal size cookie, but one that was probable 3 servings.
I figure that I won't weigh myself for a couple of days and as soon as I am done blogging about how I lost my senses yesterday I am headed to the gym because it is raining outside and I NEED a good workout so I can feel better.
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