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A new way of looking at things 7 Mar 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Over the last three months, I have noticed several things about me.
The more I center my life on weight loss and the scale, the more
unhappy and obsessive I become.

Several years ago, I followed the Dr. Andrew Weil program with great
success (25 pounds lost plus much less inflamation, etc.) I pulled his books
out last weekend, and become even more convinced that my focus should be
on becoming healthier, not on becoming lighter.

So far today, I have changed the focus of my program on SparkPeople,
changed my goal focus and eliminated most of my "teams".

I kept 1 main team, one that really motivates me and has succeeded in getting
me to post daily cause I want to and feel a kinship to them.

I will post a more extensive goal page for myself a little later today to re-vamp
my program according to my new focus. One thing that works very well
for me is a goal list with "check-off lists" to remind me of what to do
daily. I want to balance my life, so it will be based on several areas of my
life, not just weight loss.

See you soon!

How I am setting my goals:
Area of my life it affects most (balanced living)
Why this works (so I don't try to change it and get overwhelmed again)

Planning reminders so I don't forget:
Specific foods (green tea, freggies, oatmeal, fish, garlic, ginger, greens)
Sleep patterns and routines
Exercise (walking, Silver Splash, Silver sneakers ROM class, )
Pain management
Additional considerations (sauna, ?massage, flowers, music, breathing, news fasts, vitamins, soy, air purifyer, , gratitude)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NWME4EVRMARYANN 3/30/2013 7:07PM

    Here is Dr. Weil's site.
BR>Not much change from SP.

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 3/8/2013 11:53PM

    I do not know who Dr. Andrews is either, but I know for myself I have to find a plan and stick with it. It has to be f lifestyle change, it involves my entire life. Not just weight. Thanks so much for sharing and reminding to get back to basics

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JULIERAE41 3/8/2013 1:25AM

    I understand exactly what you are talking about. As soon as I begin to focus on losses, I lose more of me and less fat. I want to get back to thinking HEALTH over weightloss. It stresses me out to the max. I am not sure who Dr. Andrew Weil is but I think he is right about health being the goal over weight loss.

You will go far with priorities like the ones you listed. Way to go!

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/7/2013 8:20PM

    The best plan is the one you will stick with. I'm glad you found 'your' plan.

A while back, I eliminated all but 2 of my teams. I felt like I was being pulled in too many directions. Life is much more 'sane' for me now.

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    I'm also a fan of Dr. Andrew Weil and have several of his books. Recently when I got sick I dug out his book "8 Weeks To Optimal Health" and have been re-reading it. There is a lot of great advice in it. I was glad to see that I am following most of the things I learned from him years ago.

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    Good for you, Mary Ann! I always believe that we find what works for us and we do that. Wishing you wonderful success!!! YOU are sooooo worth the effort!

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LABOSOXGIRL 3/7/2013 11:40AM

    I've been feeling the same way lately and have refocused my goals also. I am a lot happier and "carefree" too!

Good luck!

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MZIMIGA 3/7/2013 11:37AM

    I think that sounds like a good plan! :) Keep up the hard work!

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