Just Be Kind
Monday, January 06, 2014
It isn't January 1, but it is the first day that I can get back into a routine after my kids have gone back to their own lives after the holidays.
Today I am taking a couple of hours this morning off work just so I can formulate a good, sensible plan to make myself successful at weight loss. I'm thinking about what things have worked in the past, and what hasn't worked lately. Funniest thing: doing nothing doesn't work! Go figure.
Let's see: First thing I will do is literally dump all the left over chips and candy into the garbage can. My husband will protest, but he needs a healthy heart, too, if he's going to be around for the long haul. There is something intensely satisfying about throwing good (using that term loosely here) food in the trash. Really, what is good about Triscuts? Tons of sodium, processed wheat, and surely a ton of chemicals to make it hold together and have a shelf life of half a trillion years. In the trash it goes!
And those few candies that are sitting around in pretty little Christmas dishes - they will be history soon. Dh can take them to work if he likes, but I know if they remain in the house, at some point I will Seek and Consume, even though I don't like his toffee candy. In a pinch, I'll eat anything sweet.
See? I know myself. And this is a way of stopping the sabotage that I predict will ensue in the coming days. Yikes! I'm 58 now, which is a lot closer to 60 than 57 was. My body seems to be aging more rapidly than ever before, so I really "want" to be kind to it. Feed it well. Exercise my joints and muscles so they will carry me on for years and years to come.
These are the things I need to keep in mind when I absent mindedly reach for the next snack. Just be KIND, Barb. Just be kind.