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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.

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!!!

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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    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
    Hope you're feeling better!
    286 days ago
    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
    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
    I like your goals,sounds very doable!Thanks for
    sharing.Enjoy your day. emoticon
    286 days ago
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