Monday, April 13, 2015
I have a goal to lose eight to nine pounds by the next Hakomi residency (a convenient point in time that happens to be in just over a month). Perhaps that is ambitious for a middle-aged lady, but I'm setting the intention and the actions (below) to make it happen, even if it takes longer than that.
I'm telling you because I want to make it public and make a commitment to it!
I've been free of wheat and gluten for about five weeks now and I feel LOTS better -- less foggy, more energy, better concentration.
But: I'm heavier and less agile than I want to be (not to mention that I'm very near to the heaviest I was when I went on the "divorce diet" six years ago). Plus, my "unhappiness factor" in seeing myself in the mirror, wearing clothes, climbing hills, etc. is high.
So: My birthday present to myself is to create a plan that allows me to "subside" in weight, and increase my health! My intention is to create habits that will serve me, rather than to just lose weight -- but I definitely WANT to lose ten pounds (to start).
*Use SparkPeople to track my food and activity and stay in my calorie range.
*Choose foods that are super tasty and also super healthy. Add in bone broth!
*Enjoy my food by taking the first few bites or sips mindfully (hey, it's a start).
*Drink at least one quart (and preferrably more) of water every day. (And enjoy that, too.)
*Do exercise every day, even if it is something small.
*Eat sugar only in the form of dark chocolate...and track it on Sparkpeople!
*Plan for danger times which are after I've had a glass of wine (less resistance to bad choices), when I'm tired in the evenings, and when I'm still in Montpelier in the evenings and coming back late. Better choices include: Water!! Apple!! Tea (made in the lovely cast iron teapot from my sister and her husband for my birthday!)!
Thanks for listening!