I have a goal to lose eight to nine pounds by the next Hakomi residency (a convenient point in time that happens to be in just over a month). Perhaps that is ambitious for a middle-aged lady, but I'm setting the intention and the actions (below... Read more
Mindfulness and Company on the Journey
I'm back. I've been away for months...and before that I wasn't really participating. My weight is now higher than it was the first time I started SparkPeople, and while it's not at an all time high, it's close. I'm two pounds away from the BMI... Read more
I thought plateaus happened LATER!
For five days I have been on track with food tracking, staying within calorie range (between 1,200 and 1,500 per day) and doing modest aerobic exercise every day and strength training (to “failure”) almost every day. Result? ZERO movement on ... Read more
Day 3 on Track: Update
Did 3 (count' em) days of staying on track with food (tracking and staying within limits).
Have I lost an ounce?
Darn this middle-aged-ness!
Nothing for it but to continue.
I've been a bit of an exercise slacker because... Read more
Stopping and Water!
I'm proud of myself because I stopped eating the day before yesterday. Not altogether, of course, but I'm noticing that even if I eat a lot at one point during the day and feel freaked out about it, I can just stop and let that be enough for the... Read more
Checking in, not checking out
It's clear that emo stress, perceptions of overwork, being alone, and evening are the challenge times for me.
When I'm feeling upset, angry, bored, stressed, and/or tired I have a tendency to reach "Stuff I Oughtn't Have." And just the f... Read more
My YES plan
I'm going to feel better about inhabiting my body. I'm embarking on a good health, good skin, and feel good change.
As a result of these changes, I anticipate that I'm going to gently step away from the extra weight that I allowed to cre... Read more
Too busy doesn't matter
It's too late tonight to write a blog, but I'm going to do it anyway.
I've been too busy and too stressed out to focus on eating and exercise...at least that's what I've been telling myself.
I taught four classes this fall at two diffe... Read more
What does success feel like?
I'm reaping the karma of allowing myself to fall into poor eating choices.
And the problem is that even though I don't want to keep gaining weight...I also don't seem to want to stop making the choices I've been making.
I realized that... Read more
Connection between sleep and weight.
"Research has already shown that people who sleep less than seven hours a night tend to have a higher body mass index (BMI) than people who get more sleep. The biological mechanisms linking sleep deprivation and weight gain are numerous."
h... Read more
Staying gently and solidly placed in the now?
I am feeling discouraged...and feeling guilty for being discouraged, which makes it worse, of course.
The broken toe has morphed into some other kind of compensatory injury that has caused my left lower leg to swell up a bit and feel like... Read more
Victories and Stumbles
Had a mini-meltdown yesterday. However, since I don't keep anything that even resembles junk food at my place, it was relatively healthy as far as *what* I was eating. However, *how* I was eating and *how much* I was eating were not so good.
... Read more
Doing the numbers...
First, what's on my mind is my TOE! I broke it two weeks ago and have been working on healing it with herbs, vitamins, acupuncture, etc. I thought it was getting better and then I made the mistake of mowing the lawn wearing a pair of muck bo... Read more
I tracked for, count 'em, two days in a row.
On day 2 (i.e., last night), I went to a little dinner gathering where it was a noshing affair and ate what I thought was WAY TOO MUCH. Partly, it's because I brought seltzer water but left in the ... Read more
Ack: Don't want to track!
Got on the scale this morning and am UP 3 pounds. Grrrr!!!
I got a little off my exercise this week because of the toe, but still got in a couple walks and a bike rides. I'm back "in gear" because I've figured out I can ride my bike for ... Read more
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