Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Year end musings.
This past year seems to be one that was done more on auto-pilot, than anything else. Going through the motions, but barely participating. But where did that get me? No where fast, that’s for sure. If I take anything from this past year, it is that I need to be mindful in all that I do. I can’t coast through life and expect to reach any of my goals. And that is especially true when it comes to weight loss. If it weren’t for the past month and a bit, I would be right back where I started. Any progress I had made, was wiped out.
But come November, I had a hard look at myself and realized that mindfulness was something sorely lacking. I could have a really good day, but not being mindful, for even a short time, of what I was eating, would erase any sign of that good day. And could even put me farther behind. So I paid extra attention to any and all things that I ate. I have to admit, some things were not exactly diet friendly, but by being mindful of them, I ate less of it and allowed for it in my daily calories. To date I have lost 8 lbs in just over a month. So I’m not back to my starting weight and I know if I am vigilant of being mindful, I will continue to make progress.
Will I make a New Year’s resolution? No. My last one was over 14 yrs ago, and that was to never make an other resolution again. So far, that’s the only one I’ve ever kept. But I will strive to be mindful.
I hope you all have a very Happy New Year and that 2014 will be the best year you've ever had!