Sunday, March 01, 2015
Oof. What a string of messy Lifeness in my world lately, and it keeps coming. None of it is directly of me, but very much affects those nearest and dearest to me. What challenging lessons to stay compassionately (and therefore emotionally vulnerably) engaged but NOT own that which is not mine nor that I can affect other than staying present AND work to keep my eyes on my own path amid it all.
I feel good about how I've adjusted yet maintained my focus through all the tumult. A motivational check in with my doc for some great news lab results helped a lot. Despite falling off of regular food or fitness tracking, I'm keeping to my restricted foods list and am getting more and more diligent about keeping to the recommended sub 50g/day low carbs. On the few days focused cardio doesn't happen, I'm still hitting at least 6-8k steps a day. I'm catching myself often in front of the fridge for stress noshes and either walking away, getting a water or tea instead, or choosing small portions of on-plan foods instead of all-in carb face plants.
The result? Just shy of 2 lbs down this week which finally breaks me out of the 220's AND I needed to slide to the next smaller notch on my belt. Hey, this is ME doing Me amid Real Life, and one of the stormier passages of it to boot. Woot!