Greetings Jespah, Maha, and all!
I'm late on the check-in, but here I am!
Phew -- It's a little bit tough going on the process end of things...but somehow the outcome is down one pound.
I've been mostly getting my 5-9 fruits and veggies in. I've mostly been eating veggies (rather than fruit). Thank goodness for the kimchi I made this fall which makes getting several vegetables at once even easier than pie. :) I have been forgetting to eat fruit, but my neighbors and I have apples in storage and he kindly brought me a few, so I'm going to start remembering to eat them -- along with my blueberries and elderberries from the freezer.
My activity level has been okay -- I've been getting outside almost every day and getting a solid walk in most days. My goal was to have a solid walk three days a week, and I'm on track to do that. Have been struggling a little bit with irregular heartbeats (had 'em for years and the change of season seems to exacerbate them) -- plus my back has been a bit squirrely since the episode last winter. Nothing for it but to keep moving.
I didn't set any goals for drinking water, but I think I should: I'm going to make it modest, since I can rarely get up to 8. I'm aiming for five per day!
On the "invisible" front: My attitude is...weak. I'm feeling kind of afraid of life -- looking at the wider world and fearing for economics, ecology, and more. And in my own personal circumstances, I'm okay, but the economics of what I'm doing -- teaching at the community college, a bit of training, some research and writing -- are ending up on the minus side. I live very modestly, but I have been tending to dip into savings when larger issues come up (like the giant health insurance bill when I got dropped because I taught three classes this summer, car problems, etc.). That means I'm spending more than I'm earning. That's another story unto itself, but certainly influences my state of mind.
On the good news and excitement front: I took a course in sound balancing (using tuning forks) this fall and have started getting my practice hours in so that I can take Level II this spring. If anyone is near me (in Vermont) I'm offering free one hour sessions.
Be well, everyone!
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. - A. DeMille
No matter what youíre feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it. If you think youíre stupid, then love yourself for feeling that way. Itís a paradox, but it works. To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptab
| current weight: 182.0