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I'm Oddly Relaxed

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This has been my third 'true' Spark Journey (i.e. one that lasted more than a week), and I'm finding myself oddly relaxed. I think a couple of things are contributing:

1. I have restarted meditation & hypnosis pretty regularly,

2. I have stuck to the once a week weigh-in,

3. I haven't really created any absolute NO's ala food, BUT

4. I've switched to a mostly whole food diet. I confess that I'm not a morning person so there are Lean Cuisines in my lunch bag, but for the most part, I'm eating whole, tasty, good food (even chocolate) and just less of it.

5. My exercise has been consistent but not extreme.

On the last point, my physical therapist said I ought to workout longer with less intensity. I'm trying, but honestly about all I can muster before work is Yoga. During work I don't want to get all sweaty, but I do walk 20-30 minutes every day.

Overall, I'm not driving myself crazy.

Now, I did set a big One Month goal of 10 lbs, and I don't know if I'll meet it. Usually month one is easiest so we shall see. But, if it doesn't happen ... well, this is my life, not a race. I can't say I can still even look fully in a mirror, but I feel like I'm making friends with my Self a little more every day too.

How about you?
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  • FLORIDASUN
    Soooo happy to see your beautiful little mug on my page. My adventure with this new way of eating The Fast Metabolism Diet has been pretty awe inspiring. I will admit..it's a bunch of cooking...ughhhh but I'll take 28 days to see if I will lose up to the 20 pounds some people have achieved. This is the ONLY diet where I'm always SO stuffed with good food that I actually don't want to eat the next meal. But the rules are pretty stringent..eat 3 times a day with 2 snacks...no skipping! Two other rules that I never thought I'd be able to keep is no caffeine...arhhhhhggg I LOVE my morning cup of Joe...and NO alcohol...WHAT...my vino is not allowed? emoticon But again...if I can reset my metabolism I'll try anything for 28 days.

    If you are interested..check it out..so far I'm delighted...that is when I'm NOT cooking OR eating! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2655 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    It's not a race, it's a journey and I'm glad to be sharing it with you. I really appreciate your inspiring words. Make friends with yourself -- you're an amazing person and worth getting to know.
    2656 days ago
  • READNKNIT
    Good luck! I just started back on Jan. 2 after a long hiatus. I'm doing better this time. I think it's because I decided I wanted to do it. I'm limiting what I eat pretty radically, but I'm not finding it that hard. I'm eating 1,000-1100 calories a day and haven't really gone over that except for one day. emoticon
    2656 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I'm in a similar place. Making small changes. Doing better, not perfect. Wishing the weather would give me more good days to get outside. Getting outside would help.
    2656 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    Wow! You sound great! I think for many of us, not focusing on how much and when makes it much easier. I can get myself almost to the state where you are but not for many days. I would love to be there permanently. Somehow, I think losing would be easier and life would be happier! Good for you!!!
    2656 days ago
  • LKG9999
    I find the timelines with weight loss can be kind of tricky. On the one hand, setting a target of losing X pounds by Y date makes for a more concrete goal than simply lose X pounds. It can be motivating, if viewed the right way. But... the flip side is that if you are using that date as a do-or-die target, it's no longer a journey but a means to beat yourself up, and most of us are carrying extra weight because we do plenty of that already.

    A lot of the weight battle is about developing an eating plan you feel you can sustain along with a healthy attitude. Sounds like you are doing both, nice going!
    2656 days ago
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