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Notes to self
The parts make up the whole ~> Get enough sleep....delicious! ~ HALT ~ Exercise feels great! ~ Cooking well and creatively for myself feels beautiful!
Remember, the following are not emergencies:
* Hunger...instead : Prepare for it and ... Read more
I"ve been tracking all week...even the two days when I fell out of sync with my goals. I'm realizing how far I had fallen away from my ideals of eating really healthy food. I have gotten sidetracked by convenience, taste, and simply dulling mys... Read more
I'm back, again. This time, having gained back 100% of the weight I lost six years ago. Clearly, I gotta make it a priority not just to lose weight and be healthy, but to find ways to take it one day at a time (one minute at a time, sometimes) a... Read more
~~In bed by 11 p.m. 4 or 5 nights per week. --> Was getting better and then slipped. Will persist!
~~5 minutes of meditation (or more) before bed. --> Have not done this AT ALL. Will start tonight.
~~Get up 7 a.m. (4 or 5 mornings... Read more
Plan w/ my trail buddy
In bed by 11 p.m. 4 or 5 nights per week.
5 minutes of meditation (or more) before bed.
Get up 7 a.m. (4 or 5 mornings per week)
1 hour of movement 6 days per week (including strength, which includes stacking wood!)
Sugar free/ Wheat fre... Read more
Shortest blog on record: How I want to feel
I want to feel comfortable in my body. I want to feel proud of my body. I want to fit in clothes without having to worry about "disguising" some part of me. I want to feel confident that I am doing the best I can for myself health-wise by eatin... Read more
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