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H.A.L.T. and something about Lentils...

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Whoever coined the H.A.L.T acronym for the above states of mind, knew what they were talking about. If I find myself reaching for a snack, when I am not even hungry, then I can ask myself, am I just bored, or any of the above questions, so do I need a nap? Or should I be phoning a friend, to stay connected instead of living far away and isolated, or what is my emotional state. Am I frustrated, or angry, because, that I can walk off. So, then get moving. Get out the door walking, or find an activity to make use of my time or my frustration. What is my next project? Grab a hold of that and get moving on it. Even if I only have a half hour, before I need to be at my next client, I can easily push a vacuum, dust a room, or clean a bathroom, and throw in a load of washing or empty the dishwasher. Take out something for dinner.
My newest thing is Lentils. Since February, my Son, had gotten us to eat Lentils daily. So I can make the small brown ones in 25 minutes. My Peruvian friend taught me how to make them many years ago. Beans on a Monday for prosperity, or some such saying. But in Spanish of course. So, another thing is I can make chicken, which he loves since he began this matrix diet. salad, chicken and lentils and veggies. Every night. Kind of boring, but it doesn't have to be.
He's eating clean. and is so happy when we all get home later and those dishes are already made. Then steamed veggies and a salad are a snap. If I am out all day, I can still walk in the door and get this meal on the table in 40 minutes.
So, that's what's happening around here.
Stopping to question and think, and getting things done in whatever space of time I have.
Enjoying my daily walks, morning and evening, ad boy is it brisk here today @ 25 degrees!! Love that sunshine!
A great day is wished to any and all who stop in to read this.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KANOE10 11/28/2013 8:59AM

    That was a good blog. Those often are reasons why people eat. Enjoy your lentils. You sound healthy and focused .

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MJ7DM33 11/24/2013 7:09PM

  Thx for the H. A. L. T. acronym! I'm gonna post it where I can see it daily! Will you share your recipe for small brown lentils with us? WTG with your brisk walks! Keep it up!

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LOTUSBURGER 11/24/2013 7:04PM


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RUNNERRACHEL 11/24/2013 4:01PM

    Great reminder about HALT!

Sometimes, boring meals can be easier since you don't have to think about it. And you can definitely get creative how you prepare them! Good job on all of it! emoticon

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