Ok, so I embarked on the GM diet (my reset button) and ceased it on day 4 of 7 for several reasons as previously blogged about. I have now SET my new commencement date as this Sunday - my fresh produce market day. I also have this window of opportunity before I have any more major dates with friends over food... which was my undoing last time.
Since ceasing the GM diet, which incidentally I was 100% into and committed to both physically and mentally (I was in the zone), I have felt like something is 'unfinished' and I feel a bit loose-ended over it. So to wrap it up and move forward I'm doing it - it is only 7 days out of my life and although challenging it is do-able.
I also have a wedding to go to at the end of this month and want to wear a specific dress in my wardrobe which I haven't even worn yet because I was growing to quickly. It think I was about this size when I purchased it so it may even fit me now, if not it will be close to fitting. So there's one of my incentives for this short 7 day spurt! My other incentive is a few days following the GM diet I meet a girlfriend at the beach, followed by morning tea on the beach which I said I'd supply - it will be green tea and ......??..... My friend has a celiac diet so I might attempt to bake something LOL Famous last words.
This is a friend that I can't wait to share my weightloss journey with and she will be ever so supportive and love to hear all about it. We are long long term friends and we care for each other deeply. She has already seen the progress photos etc over email and we have spent less time together recently as she has met the man of her dreams so that's been keeping her very busy. So I can't wait to (hopefully) lose a few more pounds and get a little bit more space in my swimwear before diving into the sea.
So that's my GM diet taken care of and unfinished business wrapped up.
Now for MOW-VEMBER's plans....... I have thought long and hard about my motivational theme for November and I needed to find something that I love doing, that is sustainable, that is stress-busting, that is challenging and that will keep me focused on my goals and be able to achieve personal satisfaction at the same time. I settled on one of the things I love most - gardening! (So MOW-VEMBER as in lawnmower, as in gardening, get it??!)
I have a large number of projects in my yard and overall this theme ticks all the boxes for me as I always get a really good workout at the same time. I was reading a blog by Pixie-licious and her theme is MOVE-ember and I really liked that also. I also got this banner from Pixie-licious' blog because it resignated with me when I saw it and I thought I need that this month.
My first project - my Scarecrow (motion sensor sprinkler) is now set up and keeping the dogs off my garden - I love it! Can you believe I also changed an outdoor tap myself - it was leaking and before calling a plumber I looked up U-Tube, saw how it was done, bought a new tap and did it ! I am so proud I can't tell you ! BTW you just learn (on U Tube) how to turn the water off, then screw one tap off (using tools) and put some teflon tape over the bit that screws in and then screw the other one in - it's not rocket science but who would have thought I could attend to such things.... !! YAY That made my day.
Here is a pic of scarecrow protecting my patch! Scarecrow is the black thing at the end of the hose positioned in the blueberry pot facing my two raised garden beds.
My tap changing skills.... so proud!! LOL just had to include in one of my random photo moments !
Enjoy your day/night everyone and stay happy and healthy.