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Prioritising me

Friday, July 15, 2011

Yes, that is what I am trying to do these days.

I did say "trying".

That means I'm not there 100% yet.

I am working on it.

So far, it's meant paying attention to what I am doing.

And you ask, "what exactly *is* that?"

Oh, let me see.

I've been eating everything in sight. Emotional eating? Not so much. It's more of a conditioned reflex. You know - see food, eat it. See more food, eat that, too. Think about food: go out of my way to find some.

Some of it has been excellent, soul-satisfyingly good food. A LOT of it has been pure junk ... and not all that tasty, but even that hasn't seemed to be a deterrent!

Moving on. I noticed in June that I was using the heat as an excuse to get zero exercise.

Put that together with the happy eating, and I've got a problem.

So, late in June, I started to do more than just pay attention. I started walking again.

June was okay - managed to get in a few hours.

July has been stellar - I've been doing 3 to 6 miles most weekdays. And since I walk at the pace of a turtle, that's meant HOURS out in the sun (mostly early morning and early evening - to and from the subway enroute to and from work). Let's just say I've already "earned" my SP 1,000 exercise minutes trophy for July! :)

I am now beginning to work on prioritising me in other ways, too. Two hours each day for walking is a good start. Now I am again planning lunches (yes, I plan them. I didn't say I always stick to the plan). And I am getting in plenty of water - all that walking seems to help.

No downward trends on the scale, but then the eating part has been SO hit-and-miss that I am not surprised.

Also planning some little non-food treats. Plays. Movie night. Open air concerts. All kinds of FUN.

In other news, I bought myself a sewing machine. And went a little crazy in the fabric store. Let's just say I have plenty of fabric for new outfits for all year if I choose to actually sew them.

So far, all I've made is a couple of skirts for my niece. Well, at least she and her friends are easy to impress.

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Work is busy, but at least it's tapered to a steady state for the immediate future.

Speaking of which, I have to go get changed ...

Hope you're all having a fantastic summer!
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  • no profile photo CD2659174
    work in a steady state is a good thing sometimes :)
    Glad to hear from ya - always like reading your blogs - very easy to read ^_^

    My life has been hectic - tri training, vegan challenges, lots going on lol
    3561 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8810365
    Great job getting on track! You're so worth the effort you're putting forth, always remember that!

    Keep it up!

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    3567 days ago
  • MINIUM
    Congratulations for your daily walks and for getting back on track!
    I'm just like you, I eat any food I see around. So I've come up with a plan to fool myself: I've cut lots of carrots and cucumbers into sticks and they're waiting for me to get munched on in the fridge. That way, I get to eat all day long which works very well for me.
    Have a lovely end of July!
    3567 days ago
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