Thursday, January 06, 2011
I've been more active this week and it feels good. I'm remembering how much of a difference it makes in my outlook on the world -- I get a little more energized and start to see things as possible and interesting (rather than impossible and not worth doing). My yoga class starts again tomorrow after a two-week break.
I'm going to be taking African dance class for another few weeks before the semester starts -- but then must find a substitute class and/or activity since I'm teaching on the night the class meets. I was thinking about joining the health club, but the $70/month fee is daunting. I will probably locate another class at the dance or yoga studios where I already have punch cards.
The eating thing remains elusive. Even though I'm well aware that the people who successfully lose weight are the ones who track their food, I seem to be quite resistant to tracking my food. Why? Hmmm....
* I don't like spending the time doing it on a not-too-speedy computer. A bad reason not to track, I know.
* I've done too many "two-thirds days" (i.e., tracked breakfast and lunch and then went hog-wild in the evening and failed to write it down) -- which feels like (and actually IS) failure. I am fearful of repeating it.
* I have a notion that in the end, tracking won't be the answer -- but being mindful when I am eating -- and being aware that eating is a poor solution to being bored, angry, or lonely -- actually are the solutions.
For right now, I am trying to simply be mindful and eat when I am hungry -- and stop eating when I am full. I'm also trying to re-awaken my thirst mechanism by drinking enough water so that I WANT to drink more water. I've discovered that chewing peppermint gum makes me want a nice big glass of water!
Signing off for today.