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June reboot

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Been away on work travels for a month, overjoyed to find I've only returned with a couple of extra pounds, despite a lot of bread and cheese!

I was in a great routine before I left, and need to get back into it! So here's the deal:

1. Back to Lyn-Genet The Plan lite for a while.
2. Roast veg, fruit, flax seed, cut dairy
3. Back to gym and/or bike/running

The change of lifestyle during the month was quite a contrast, so here's what I've learned from it.

1. Big breakfast and tiny evening meals works for me.
2. Lots of sleep helps me think more creatively.
3. Being away from TV/adverts/big shops is so refreshing - a mind holiday.

It will be hard to hold onto some of that, but I aim to cut TV time to a minimum and read more.

Also, have been reading a great book recently: Pema Chodron - The Places that Scare You. It's a simplified guide to Buddhist meditation and is mainly about how our thoughts influence our mood and behaviour so much, yet are only ephemeral vapour. That includes cravings and self-criticism :) I've understood this in theory, but this book seems practical as well as compassionate - worth a look!

Have a great June, all!

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    Reboot - sounds good! Fits with retiring. I'm returning to running - aiming at running 2 miles each day if I can manage it, more if that gets easier. Big lunch and small dinner works for me and is getting easier to manage now that my life is becoming my own...becoming, not there yet! The big day is August 1st. Lot of cleanup and organizing to do before then...
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    1694 days ago
    Glad to see you are back. I like your June plan.

    My son-in-law recently lost 20 pounds by going on the Paleo diet (strict for 1 month) No Grains - no rice, bread, potatoes, pasta, oatmeal etc - no grains of any kind and No Dairy. Fruit, Veggies, Lean Meats, Nuts and Legumes Only !

    I was thinking maybe I would give it a try.

    Hope we both have an awesome June !
    1696 days ago
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    Welcome back!
    Traveling to other countries broadens the mind and unfortunately sometimes the beam as well.. Glad the damage wasn't too bad :)
    You have a great plan - let's make this month a great one!! I'm in re-boot mode as well...
    1696 days ago
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