Sunday, January 02, 2011
Happiest New Year, oh Spark Friends! Sorry this is a day late. I actually rung in the New Year with a pukey baby. Well, he wasn't pukey until we were at a party. Then he destroyed a lovely wood floor. Ick. Well, destroyed is a tad dramatic, but you get the idea. He is feeling a world better this morning, so here I am.
Yesterday was a good start. I feel positive, and ready to take on the year. No. I need to get rid of that sentiment. I am ready to take on TODAY. I am going to list my daily goals. A year is daunting, but I can do anything for a day.
Yesterday, I tracked all day, I stayed attentive to hunger and satisfaction cues, and I really just listened patiently, to my body. It was a good start. Today, I want to continue all those things, plus...
1. I want to space out my meals and snacks. This means, I need to stop eating lunch, then immediately eating my afternoon snack. I often do this, because it means I can have my snack while the kids are napping. Well, I think today I will eat lunch, then give my body a break, before I eat a snack. If I am still hungry after lunch, then I haven't eaten enough. It isn't time for a snack - it's time for more real food.
2. Evenings are a "white knuckle" event for me. I desperately try to reign in the snacking, and it's tough! Today, I will mentally rehearse my evening. Kids go to bed. I make a cup of tea. I settle in with my needlepoint. At 8:30, I eat my evening (planned) snack. At 8:40, the kitchen is closed. I need to repeat this plan approximately 1 million times. Rehearsing helps. I've heard that...
That's it. Those are realistic goals, don't you think? I do.
Today is a good day. I am excited to make a nice dinner for my family. I am looking forward to having my husband home for the day, since he was on call last night. I have wonderful children. I have a wonderful life. I am looking forward to a happy beginning to the year. I am present.
To all: Have a happy beginning!