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Back, again.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

I'm back, again. This time, having gained back 100% of the weight I lost six years ago. Clearly, I gotta make it a priority not just to lose weight and be healthy, but to find ways to take it one day at a time (one minute at a time, sometimes) and press the re-set button for all the overeat/sweet triggers I have...which means taking it all the way to maintenance and taking that seriously.

I am committing to make my health and radiance a priority!

Why: Brain, eyes, breasts, gut, back, knees, feet....and every other part of me that would like to be free from excess weight! Oh, yeah, and: Pleasure! I like movement and like having freedom to move; excess weight inhibits me. And: Being over-full restricts my "pleasure sensors."

How:
FOOD
Part 1: Tracking food - 1,200-1,500 calories.
Part 2: Maximize the benefits of the food I eat by choosing high-nutrient density/low-calorie count foods in alignment with my health goals.
Part 3: Strive to make the food I eat pleasant and pleasurable -- and take pleasure in eating it. Start with one mindful bite.
Part 4: Drink more water, green tea, and clover tea. Start by : just doing it!
Part 4: Observe trigger points, and find ways to work with them productively -- coach myself.
A - 2 p.m. -- Go for a short walk.
B - After dinner -- Either go for a short walk or Drink herbal tea and get ready for bed.
C - Traveling - Water - Rest stops for movement.
D - Emo distress -- Short walk and/or Yoga -- See also below.
E - "Going blank" - Get up and move.

SUPPLEMENTS
Take all supporting supplements...use this as part of the day's ritual for getting read for bed.

EMO
One cause of these distresses is feeling trapped, so one solution will be to be more actively engaged in working while I am working, and then NOT working so I have time to move/play. That is -- "task switching" is my enemy!

Notice the beauty in the world. Soak it in.

MOVEMENT -
Part 1 -- Move everyday -- Look for opportunities.
Part 2 - Basic 30 minute walk every day and/or eDance or Salsa or contra.
Part 3 -- Add intensity several times per week - e.g. Hubbard Park tower walk.
Part 4 - Add stretch/strength training several times per week for at least 15 minutes -- e.g. yoga at work, strength training at home

SOLIDARITY
SIgn into SparkPeople every day for tracking and to offer support to at least one other person.
Participate in Thanksgiving community
BLog 1x week.
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  • FOUNDER3
    I am really in about the same place. One day at a time, I am doing the best I can.

    Have been much more active, physically and mentally, and that is good for me.

    Stop by and visit any time you like.

    I have not actually been on SP for a couple of weeks, as I have been a bit too busy. but, that will be less in the next two weeks, and I will be here more.

    Have a great week
    939 days ago
  • DDOORN
    Wonderful to hear from you and so pleased that you're RE-IGNITING your SPARK! :-)

    Don
    946 days ago
  • DAWNSUCCESS
    As a fellow regainer, I welcome you back. We can do this!
    947 days ago
  • TRESSWANN
    One day at a time. Welcome back!
    947 days ago
  • BRIGHTSPARK7
    Welcome back! It's a new day and you know what to do! Let's rock this!
    947 days ago
  • VALERIEMAHA
    YES! Solidarity -- sangha -- is so important!
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    Maha
    947 days ago
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