Saturday, March 11, 2017
The last few weeks have been a bit of a struggle with work stress and other things, all making harder to stay on track.
One success I had this week was when I was heading into work in a bad mood, I was able to lift my mood through meditation and music. I did a Peace Love and Compassion meditation that I have on my phone and it made a real difference. It helps to step away from the day to day problems and focus on the Things That Matter... gratitude for the good things, acceptance of the things I cannot change. This made a real difference in my week, and I was able to come back to that throughout the week when the situation called for it.
And while I've been pretty good at staying within my calorie range, I've been less successful at sticking to my plan perfectly, usually driving calories into the far end of my range. I have been exercising consistently, although not as much as I would like to. Even so, I am four pounds down from mid-January, slow but real progress. I've been telling myself that one of the reasons it's slow (other than that calorie thing) is that I've been losing fat and gaining muscle. And it turns out that according to my scale which somehow measures those things, it's true! My body fat percentage is down and muscle percentage is up by a lot. That makes the slow weight loss a lot easier to deal with! And it's very motivational... I'm off to do my strength training!
Wishing all my Sparkling friends a wonderful weekend!