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Birthday Intention

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).

My intentions:

*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!
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    I am wishing you good luck with your goals. One day at a time.

    I have gained all of my weight back, and I am very uncomfortable. With all of the pain in my back and legs and all of the surgeries, I am definitely better than I was before, but I still have pain, and that is not terribly conductive to move as much as I should. It is especially difficult after having had to be sedentary for the last few years.

    The weather is getting better, and I am planning on getting back to the pool at the Y.

    Have a great week.

    1473 days ago
    Rock solid plans that sound tried & true and I'm sure they will serve you well!

    Cheering you on!

    Looks like WAY better weather to help us all out in the NE part of the country also!

    1473 days ago
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