Saturday, May 13,2017 - May Day Blog Series - Day 13
Saturday, May 13, 2017
So it's unusual for me to blog on a Saturday, but I think important to keep me focused on my goals.
Yesterday was ultimately a good day, even though I didn't meet all my goals. It was good, however, because the most important goal, that of being mindful of my eating, was met. Fridays are a weird day: I work till noon, then do my moms food shopping, and usually I have to admit, I come home and try to decompress from the week and often find myself off routine and eating, a lot. But yesterday, I didn't do that. I picked my son up from a school early release, we went shopping, went to my moms house and visited for a while, then I came home and had a good lunch (late, but good!), puttered around and then went back to my moms for dinner with out of town relatives at which I had truly little bits of this and that (except I splurged on a half boneless skinless chicken breast), and I was very content. This was an amazing accomplishment for me and I am very proud of myself.
So for my goals yesterday, here goes:
I am so happy to be saying that the good times are still rolling. Now, before I make it sound like I am blasting through granite, let me just explain that "good times" means I am not off the rails and my focus is still on my little set of goals. For me, that is true success these days.
Yesterday I ended up having to leave work for a bit to go with my husband and take our dog to the vets to figure out why he suddenly won't go down the stairs in our house. So we really don't know the answer to that question, though the vet thinks his neck is bothering him, I don't think that is the case, since he willingly goes down the same number of outside stairs, it's just the inside stairs that are a problem. Anyway, after the vets we decided to go for lunch, and even though I only had a sandwich, it was more of a lunch than I usually have calorically. So I switched my lunch for dinner, and last night at what I was planning to have for lunch for dinner.
I feel so much better these last few days, again. I know part of it is that I'm eating well and not eating junk, and I don't want to jinx myself, but boy, what a difference. I seem to be laser focused for the first time in quite a long time.
So as for those goals:
1. commit to eating my planned meals and snacks, and no more - did well on this yesterday
2. do one seated workout of the several I have found on SP daily - I did not do anything yesterday.
3. set aside 15 minutes in the middle of every day, just after lunch, to pray/meditate - again, not yesterday
4. report my daily progress in this May Day blog series - Check
So the change in routine did impact a couple of things it's easier to do when my time is more scheduled, but the important thing is keeping my eye on the prize of good eating, which I did.
All in all, a good day.