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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.


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!

    3567 days ago
    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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