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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.
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    So many things fall back onto being kind - to yourself AND to others. Recognizing your points of possible sabotage IS being kind to yourself. It's one step in preventing you from hurting yourself in the long run. Good luck Barb, you can do it!
    2725 days ago
    Good to know yourself so you can set yourself up for success. I'm rooting for you!
    2726 days ago
    Looks like you're off to a great start! I also no the Do Nothing plan doesn't work. For me, tracking my food seems to be good place to start.
    2726 days ago
    emoticon I am heading to the cookie jar and throwing out the last 3 cookies. My husband doesn't like them, and I really don't care for them, but they are sitting there waiting for a time of weakness. So OUT they go! Thanks!
    2726 days ago
    Great idea toss it all out the door. 2014 is here & full of Healthy options. Happy new year, Victoria
    2726 days ago
    Good to see your name in my tracker today. I came back last Fall. I also tried the Do Nothing Plan and despite being very popular, it didn't work for me either. I just turned 57 which feels pretty close to 60 ( I stop to scream with both hands on the sides of my face!). When I came back my knee was killing me..thanks to exercising I can honestly say it is improving greatly..We can do this!
    2726 days ago
    Getting started is a start, I like the idea that you are looking out for the hubby to, they don't like to participate in doing anything that pertain to health. emoticon emoticon
    2726 days ago
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