morning cuppa spark - slippery slopes...
Sunday, December 24, 2017
one of the items on my beck list, which i reviewed yesterday, is that temptations that are out of sight are out of mind, corollary to don't bring it into the house. well, with the holidays and the guests, we stopped by the bakery on friday, and bought a number of goodies with the idea of cutting them into small pieces and enjoying them over the next few days. i did enjoy them - two or three of those small pieces. and then, the neighbor came with her annual plate of christmas cookies - including some for claire! and that slope was slippery. there are some heavy eaters in this household right now, and we know that if we want anything, the plate can't be left out. well, i did one better. i carried the plate upstairs - and immediately sat and enjoyed a favorite cookie that i only get this one time of year. i sat, mindfully, aware. but i was still "sneaking off" - and i knew it wasn't quite right. at bedtime, i sat, mindfully, and took one more of those goodies.
and yet another slide on the slope - i made soup with vegan sausage in it, and one of the reasons for my weight gain in the past is "tasting to make sure it's ok" while cooking, consuming a full meal before dinner, and then eating dinner. so the rule of only eating while sitting has been a big help. and i have fought the old habit and urge of "tasting to make sure" - well, the slope slipped, and i tasted.
and all in all, i think there were 5 or 6 such slides. on the credit side, i put together my traditional swedish pepparkaka (gingerbread cookie) dough and did not taste. yay!
and the slippery slope - so easy not to exercise when you aren't reporting it. the excuse was acceptable the nights i did not get enough sleep, or had too much work. but no such excuse tonight. and i found myself thinking... hmmm... do i really really have to/want to/need to?
and that's when i realized that i had to write this blog - AFTER i did the video. so yes. i did really have to. want to. need to. DONE.
yesterday was cold (never warmed up to 10F!), and we have close to a foot of snow on the ground. so DH and i took claire on a fairly short walk over the fields, using a trail we have been trampling through the snow (haven't taken out the snowshoes yet). adding that to the short claire walks through the day, and the running about the house, i managed to hit the goal of 15k. on track.
and the tree is in the house, more guests coming today.
wishing all a peaceful day of love and family.