Monday, May 15, 2017 - May Day Blog Series - Day 15
Monday, May 15, 2017
I feel like 15 days into this, I have settled into a good routine that has me feeling pretty good. Not that I am not terrified that my failure to lose the amount of weight I set out to 3 months ago isn't going to cause me issues when I go for surgery, but I have to rely on the experts to advise me on this topic, and somehow have to find a way to give this worry up. I just keep having this terrible thought that something bad is going to happen to me. And I cannot tell you how scared I am of that.
Anyway, I am not going to let this consume me for the next 30 days. Instead, I am going to do all that I can to put myself in the best place possible, physically and mentally, for this to be a success. I had what I would consider to be a wonderfully successful weekend in working on my goals, which is a real departure from normal for me because usually, when the Monday-Friday routine is broken for me on weekends, I stray very far from any plan I have in place.
As for my goals, here goes:
1. commit to eating my planned meals and snacks, and no more - did well on this yesterday, despite having a big family dinner with out of town relatives, and feasting on lasagna and garlic bread. Felt very much in control, and though I did have a tiny piece of birthday cake and a small scoop of ice cream, I felt like it was all totally under control.
2. do one seated workout of the several I have found on SP daily - I have been doing my PT exercises religiously, but did not have time to do them yesterday.
3. set aside 15 minutes in the middle of every day, just after lunch, to pray/meditate - check, though because I knew the middle of the day was not going to be possible, did it in the morning.
4. report my daily progress in this May Day blog series - I missed yesterday, but did blog on Saturday, which is unusual for me, but a great step for me in trying to keep my goals at the forefront.
So today I am back at it with a vengeance. And because I am running out of work days to get all my work stuff done before I go out, I know I will have even less time to deviate from my plan today, which is a good thing.
Can't look back over the last few months of not doing what I wanted to. As I have said in this space before, I can do a lot in a month.