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Year End Musings

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year end musings.

This past year seems to be one that was done more on auto-pilot, than anything else. Going through the motions, but barely participating. But where did that get me? No where fast, that’s for sure. If I take anything from this past year, it is that I need to be mindful in all that I do. I can’t coast through life and expect to reach any of my goals. And that is especially true when it comes to weight loss. If it weren’t for the past month and a bit, I would be right back where I started. Any progress I had made, was wiped out.

But come November, I had a hard look at myself and realized that mindfulness was something sorely lacking. I could have a really good day, but not being mindful, for even a short time, of what I was eating, would erase any sign of that good day. And could even put me farther behind. So I paid extra attention to any and all things that I ate. I have to admit, some things were not exactly diet friendly, but by being mindful of them, I ate less of it and allowed for it in my daily calories. To date I have lost 8 lbs in just over a month. So I’m not back to my starting weight and I know if I am vigilant of being mindful, I will continue to make progress.

Will I make a New Year’s resolution? No. My last one was over 14 yrs ago, and that was to never make an other resolution again. So far, that’s the only one I’ve ever kept. But I will strive to be mindful.

I hope you all have a very Happy New Year and that 2014 will be the best year you've ever had!
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    Love what you have achieved Maryann! That being mindful has a lot going for it really! hang in there emoticon , you are doing a great job and will achieve what you have set out to achieve before you know it! emoticon You inspire me so thank you for your honesty! emoticon emoticon
    1568 days ago
    Hi Boo.....
    Just saw this and......congratulations on 8 lbs. gone!!! emoticon

    I like your approach - not beating yourself up too badly, but recommitting to a long wanted goal.....eating mindfully.

    I know exactly what that means, and many times I also achieve the feeling of being in the moment. But - as with other compulsive behaviors - I also know that the siren call of the fridge at 12AM can have a stronger pull than a steel chain. It's a battle I wage every single night!!

    But I'm thrilled at your success. You have more determination and self-discipline than anyone I know. Go for it!!!

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    1573 days ago
    emoticon Gp you...
    your blog is so timely for me and exactly what i needed....
    I SOOOOO need to be mindful....
    Am doing the Made to crave book at present and one of the things in that is the words to an old sone.....Stop in the name of love...Before you break my heart....THINK IT OVER...
    The Think it over bit is the same as your mindful and is going to be my mantra for 2014.....
    We can so do this....
    I too have increased and want to get back to my goal and below...we can do this together..
    2014 is our year
    1574 days ago
    emoticon I made that mindfulness discovery in Dec. and being an emotional eater too I could easily undo all the good so quickly. So congratulations on the weight loss, and I agree about the resolutions all I plan on doing for 2014 is to keep on Sparking! Happy New Year MaryAnn ! emoticon Lana
    1575 days ago
    (¯`v´¯) Just stopping by to say hello
    ``•.¸.•´ ♥..+***+...♥...+***+..&
    (¯`v´¯) Wishing you all the best for 2014`
    •.¸ (¯`v´¯) ♥...+***+...♥
    (¯`v´¯) ¸.•´ happiness and health, .....
    blessings and hugs..........
    ``•.¸.•´ ♥...+***+...♥

    1575 days ago
    happy new year and I am not making a resolution either. Just being more active and careful of my calorie intake
    1575 days ago
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