I'm feeling better already....One full day of eating nothin' but healthy food and having a good long walk (3.88 miles).
Here's my commitment to myself for this challenge (followed by obstacles and my plan to overcome them):
* LOVE myself in all my beautiful imperfection!!!!!!
* LOVE other people in all their beautiful imperfection!!!!!
Oh, yeah, and then there's the food and activity part. :)
* Check in with my end-of-year-challenge Spark team at least once a week.
* Track my food on Spark and stay within caloric limits.
* Eat 7 to 9 fruits and vegetables per day and eat enough protein.
* Drink 5 to 8 glasses of water per day.
* Avoid processed cheese (Home-made raw milk cheese okay.)
* Avoid foods on my "inflammation" list which are: Wheat, rice, rye, flax, and gluten-containing products.
* Stay off sugar, which is binge material.
* Get in at least one type of physical activity per day, whether it's a walk, weights, or yoga. Spend at least 15 minutes outside every day to soak up any available sunshine.
* Take my vitamins and supplements.
* Meditate every night at least 15 minutes, preferably 30 minutes. That means starting to get ready for bed by 9, being ready to meditate at 9:30, and getting in bed at 10 so I can read til 10:30 and then get up at 7. In this dark time of year, that *might* be enough sleep for me!
Obstacles to my progress and my plan to blow them aside like dandelions in the wind:
* Fooling around on the Internet: Positive, loving self talk to continue focused work on task at hand (see above about love 'cause, hey, doing your work is about loving yourself!)
* Emotional eating when I'm feeling stressed or angry: Positive, loving self talk (see above about love). Also: Consider what I would do if it wasn't an option to overeat...and then do that instead.
* Picking at available snacks or food because they're in front of me at other people's places: Instead: Water, lots of water!
* Getting triggered at the gas station to buy "something else." Decaf is okay.
* Not being prepared for situations where I might be tempted to choose unhealthy behavior: Be PREPARED by thinking ahead -- and giving myself the TIME to prepare ahead!
What did I miss?