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A new way of looking at things 7 Mar 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Over the last three months, I have noticed several things about me.
The more I center my life on weight loss and the scale, the more
unhappy and obsessive I become.

Several years ago, I followed the Dr. Andrew Weil program with great
success (25 pounds lost plus much less inflamation, etc.) I pulled his books
out last weekend, and become even more convinced that my focus should be
on becoming healthier, not on becoming lighter.

So far today, I have changed the focus of my program on SparkPeople,
changed my goal focus and eliminated most of my "teams".

I kept 1 main team, one that really motivates me and has succeeded in getting
me to post daily cause I want to and feel a kinship to them.

I will post a more extensive goal page for myself a little later today to re-vamp
my program according to my new focus. One thing that works very well
for me is a goal list with "check-off lists" to remind me of what to do
daily. I want to balance my life, so it will be based on several areas of my
life, not just weight loss.

See you soon!

How I am setting my goals:
Area of my life it affects most (balanced living)
Why this works (so I don't try to change it and get overwhelmed again)

Planning reminders so I don't forget:
Specific foods (green tea, freggies, oatmeal, fish, garlic, ginger, greens)
Sleep patterns and routines
Exercise (walking, Silver Splash, Silver sneakers ROM class, )
Pain management
Additional considerations (sauna, ?massage, flowers, music, breathing, news fasts, vitamins, soy, air purifyer, , gratitude)
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    Here is Dr. Weil's site.

    BR>Not much change from SP.

    1912 days ago
    I do not know who Dr. Andrews is either, but I know for myself I have to find a plan and stick with it. It has to be f lifestyle change, it involves my entire life. Not just weight. Thanks so much for sharing and reminding to get back to basics

    1933 days ago
    I understand exactly what you are talking about. As soon as I begin to focus on losses, I lose more of me and less fat. I want to get back to thinking HEALTH over weightloss. It stresses me out to the max. I am not sure who Dr. Andrew Weil is but I think he is right about health being the goal over weight loss.

    You will go far with priorities like the ones you listed. Way to go!
    1934 days ago
    The best plan is the one you will stick with. I'm glad you found 'your' plan.

    A while back, I eliminated all but 2 of my teams. I felt like I was being pulled in too many directions. Life is much more 'sane' for me now.
    1934 days ago
    I'm also a fan of Dr. Andrew Weil and have several of his books. Recently when I got sick I dug out his book "8 Weeks To Optimal Health" and have been re-reading it. There is a lot of great advice in it. I was glad to see that I am following most of the things I learned from him years ago.
    1935 days ago
    Good for you, Mary Ann! I always believe that we find what works for us and we do that. Wishing you wonderful success!!! YOU are sooooo worth the effort!
    1935 days ago
    I've been feeling the same way lately and have refocused my goals also. I am a lot happier and "carefree" too!

    Good luck!
    1935 days ago
    I think that sounds like a good plan! :) Keep up the hard work!
    1935 days ago
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