Title: The Love Letter
Artist: Jan Vermeer
Year: c. 1666
Type: Oil on canvas
Location: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
I chose The Love Letter to illustrate this blog because it contains 2 paintings within the painting. There is also a trompe l'oeil feature in this painting of an open curtain, which imitates the curtains that were hung to protect paintings in this period. The different dimensional layers speak to me today about the different layers of knowledge, particularly self-knowledge.
I know that if I stick to my food plan:
I will feel good and will enjoy physical and mental energy.
I will save tons of money by not eating out all the time.
I will sleep better when not eating late at night and being able to digest my food.
I will lose weight, not fast, but losing slowly will improve my chances of keeping it off.
I will feel good about myself because of the kindness I show to myself by considering my health first when choosing food.
I will feel like I own my life. I never want to return to night eating again.
I know that if I stick to my exercise plan:
I will keep anxiety under control.
I will improve my health.
I will enjoy more physical and mental energy.
I will enjoy a sense of accomplishment as I track my exercise minutes in the tracker.
I will enjoy the strength of my body.
I will enjoy the feeling I get from accomplishing things I thought were outside of my physical ability.
In order to improve my health and reduce threats to my wellness, I want to lose weight. If I stick to my food plan and my exercise plan, I have to trust that this will happen. I am down 2 sizes and 45 lbs. I changed my calorie range and upped my exercise goals this week and have been able to follow this plan easily. In fact, I am surprised how easily.
In this case, I will look back to realize that I can move forward. My past success is an indication that I can achieve my goals, both in the short term and in the long term. I am filled with gratitude for my accomplishment and for the physical and mental improvements that I have had the joy to experience.
This week I will embrace patience; confident that sticking to my new plan is going to produce the result I want.
Best wishes to you for a healthy week.