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Reading about other Sparkers' goals for the year...

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

...makes me realize that I haven't set any goals myself. Well, there's no time like the present. I'm keeping mine very modest to start. I will:

1. Start tracking consistently - food and exercise
2. Create an exercise plan that I can follow
3. Take my list of meals and enter them in Spark

And that's enough for now.
Roadblocks:

1. Automatic pilot operational mode. (I rush blindly from work to home, etc. without planning.)
2. Times to track not scheduled. (When I get to it...means "occasionally or never")
3. Taking charge of this specific human being. (I really do run the show, though I don't own it)
4. And finally, simplify!!!

Solutions:
Scheduling a specific time to track food in my planner.
Stopping to consider my mantra: "what can I do differently today?"
Continue objective self observation of my habits.
Practice self-compassion.
Practice self-compassion again.
And again.

I've been laying low. I'm just recovering from a cold/flu combo, or cold with chills and fever. I haven't been sick in over a year. I used to get chronic sinusitus, sinus headaches, and frequent colds that would turn into bronchitis. Since I changed my diet to primarily plant based, these have vanished. Not trying to sell this as a lifestyle, just reporting the facts as I see 'em. I am wondering if indulging in sugary treats over the holidays affected my immune system? Back to basics: fruit, veggies, beans, tofu, tempeh, salads, whole grains. Seems to work for me.

Here's wishing all a very happy, healthy New 2019!!

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  • MOLLIEMAC
    Basic goals are the best and I find having a daily appointment book in view at all times keeps me accountable. It gets checked at breakfast time; menu for the day, exercise for the day, shopping list for groceries that I can update daily until I go shopping, reminders for specific tasks both Spark and otherwise. Each time something is completed I check it off. emoticon emoticon
    285 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Hope you're feeling better!
    286 days ago
  • 4ROSEMARY
    Hope you are feeling better soon. I do think that sugar adds to inflammation in the body. And maybe just the added stress of the holiday season plays a part too. Your back to basics plan should restore your healthy immunity again soon! I love your goals and your solutions to roadblocks. I really love your solutions of "Continue objective self observation of my habits, and Practice self-compassion." Both of these practices would help me greatly, too! A great reminder.
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    I wish you all the best with your goals in 2019!
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    286 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Like you, I am sticking to the basics too making no allowances for junk food. But to answer your question about wondering if sugary foods could affect one's immune system All that I have read alludes to the fact that they do indeed affect the immune system and not in a good way.
    But it looks like you are right on and making healthy goals so here's to a good and healthy year!
    286 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    I like your goals,sounds very doable!Thanks for
    sharing.Enjoy your day. emoticon
    286 days ago
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