But… I’ve skimmed through all of my entries.
I am doing SO MUCH more wonderfully than when I first added this goal. My food intake is much more healthy (was mostly organic already but I’d buy non-organic sweet treats…) I’ve given up coffee/caffeine, I got a bike & ride it often (well not while my wrist heals… cannot wait to get back into it), I’ve started meditating at least 5x per week. I do stretching & yoga when I can & I’ve given up foundation, seeing a great improvement in my skin.
I’m starting to include more raw food into my diet, I’ve gone back onto drinking soy milk (while my body likes better) I drink lots & lots of water & take my vitamins often. I’m learning to get more sleep when I need it & I cannot wait to start belly dance classes soon :D
I’m marking this done but by virtue of the wording of this goal alone it is an ongoing thing!
Thinking/reading about all I’ve been doing is really good but I will continue on this path & make further improvements where I can :D
2x lunchtime walks this week so far
Meditation every week day at least.
& one new raw item found for snacks HOWEVER more importantly as an inspiration to make my own version. It’s a sort of muesli bar thing – lots of seeds and fruit & no cooking.
So today I have to buy myself a lunch & in line with my goal to eat more raw food I am going to go for a SALAD. I am tempted by sushi though… not raw enough!
I have no other specific goals for today except to make sure I take the stairs back up after lunch :) I do this anyway but since I had a lot to carry yesterday I took the lift. Habits are easily broken…
- Go for another lunch time walk.
- Investigate options for more raw food in my diet.
- Meditation. I have the house to myself for most of the evening.
I had a very unusual weekend… starting Friday night.
All of the events sort of threw my off track with this goal.
Though as it was only for 2 days it’s no big deal.
So our landlord was visiting as the painter who has been working on house BROKE IN. The landlord wanted us to open up all the windows as part of the process of working out how much more work needed doing. The painter seemed to have painted a lot of the windows so that they stuck closed. This guy is really incompetent.
In the process of trying to open one window it shattered & I ended up with a HUGE GORY slash right across my wrist. It was kind of worrying as I didn’t know how bad it was at first & apparently I just missed an artery… I dropped quite a lot of blood around the house but the landlord drove me & Robert to the emergency room. I waited about 2.5 hours to see the Doctor (after a quick check by the triage nurse) & got super hungry!!
There was no pain at all, my arm hurt more from having to hold it still. We’d put a tight tea towel around it & then the nurse had put a bandage on so it stopped bleeding quite quickly and by the time I saw the doctor it had clotted. He disinfected it & the nurses used this glue (which I’d never heard of) to glue me shut (haha) & bandaged me up.
Apparently I will be all healed by about Saturday… it’s amazing as it was such a huge wound!!
So I slept in on Saturday morning (so no sunrise photography) & spent some time with my family that day & evening as it was my Mother’s birthday. I will confess that I ate some cake, chocolate biscuits & unhealthy snacks but it was part of the ‘party’ so I forgive myself. I did choose a healthy dinner at the restaurant we went to & skipped dessert. That night was another friends birthday too so we went to his party & I managed my drinking very well. No hangover Sunday!! Yay.
I went back to my parents house Sunday & ate more cake…. HAHAH.
Anyways, it’s Monday now, a new week.
Celebrations are exceptions, not regular events.
I do find it amusing though that ‘junk’ food & celebrations go hand in hand.
Today I will be:
- Back to regular eating habits & drinking the large amounts of water that I always do.
- Buying groceries :D
- Going for a lunch time walk.
So I got a bunch of extra sleep last night about 2-3 hours which I think was probably well needed. I don’t go to bed excessively late but I’ve had a lot on & I think my brain & my body just wanted a break :)
I trialled the new approach to lunches which worked well. Today is different again as Robert didn’t need a lunch for today, however, it turned out he got one anyway! I did eat a small portion of the main dinner we cooked so I guess it will go that way sometimes too. In any case I am feeling much more relaxed about the whole process.
Today I have a couple of mini-goals:
- Avoid completely the inevitable leftover unhealthy food from meetings at work. Who would have thought that I work for a medical college? They do have fruit & some more healthy things at their meetings but the doctor’s never seem to touch the fruit..!
- If we end up visiting friends for socialising and drinks tonight/this weekend not overdo it & do all those sensible things that allow for a fast recovery & no hangover.
- If possible find time for a 2nd meditation today & do at least one this coming weekend that is for an unlimited amount of time.
- Eat healthily when I visit my family & at my Mother’s Birthday dinner tomorrow.
I’ve got weekend goals here because I don’t know that I will get online again until Monday.
almost has had a sub goal within it & that has been to get myself & my partner sorted in terms of both having lunches for the days that we are both at work.
We last night I realised something. I always have a small meal at night as I never seem to feel hungry for anything more. So I’ve decided to arrange it so that when either of us are cooking that we just make enough for R to have his dinner & our two lunches. This is what I have been used to doing for the past year or so except that I would be the one eating the same things twice. Instead of having a cooked dinner I am going to have a lighter meal with more salad especially since we are planting out our lettuces. This will have a positive side benefit (for me at least :( ) of giving more variety in my meals as I’ve usually had the same thing for dinner and then the following lunch. Salads are quick & easy to prepare & one problem that we’ve faced with having to cook the extra meal is that our cooking equipment is not really big enough to cook essentially for 4. Odd as that may sound but it is the nature of the food we eat. We generally only cook in one big wok & have a main thing. We don’t do ‘meat & 3 veg’ or have side dishes.
So this is going to be a trial for the next week or two just to see how it goes.
Today I will eat healthy & treat myself well.
the last 24 hours have been a write off…
We did talk about how to manage dinners/lunches but not enough. We got take away curry for dinner & R has bought his lunch today… I salvaged & bought in a rushed lunch from home & ate some free cookies offered to me at work… unhealthy cookies.
So there is a bit to work on there. We will get this dinner/lunch planning thing sorted. We were highly distracted by an unrelated issue that needed sorting & took priority over cooking.
But on the positive side of things, I’ve been getting extra sleep. I’ve been really busy at work lately so I think I need it!
Now that somehow I started doing ‘mini-goals’, Shortstack has asked the question of how I am keeping track of them. The honest answer, I’m not really & that is impeding my ability to ensure I get them all done. It’s not a big deal if I miss a mini goal here and there but imagine if I didn’t ;)
So from here on in I am going to write my mini goals into my diary and to make sure that I read over it each night when I get home from work.
Another thing that needs serious consideration is the fact that now my partner and I both need lunches from home and how to manage that. I’m going to be buying more groceries today so that we can keep cooking lots but we also need to learn to adjust to cooking essentially for four so that there are enough leftovers!!
That in tandem with new approaches – baking predominantly – we should be able to retain good organic eating habits.
- Think about a new approach to lunches.
- Get some yoga in.
This past weekend (starting Friday) I had a couple of ‘non-ideal’ moments but I feel that my behaviour afterwards equates to a good recovery of sorts.
I did drink about 4 glasses of wine. That said, they were half the size of a regular glass… so it really was like 2 anyway. It’s more the behaviour that the quantity. But no worries, I ate much with my wine & drank lots & lots of water afterwards. I was perfectly well in the morning as I’d expect & able to fully concentrate & enjoy my driving lesson.
Yesterday was just one of those days. So my partner & I decided to take a gentle bike ride as we’d both been feeling a bit off colour & picked up some delicious, gluten-free, organic Yogi-Cookies. mmmmmm… They are quite sweet & perhaps we could have been more restrained & eaten half the box. Anyway I had a small healthy dinner & didn’t over stuff myself which just would have made me feel sick!
Goals for today:
-Healthy lunch purchase, as my partner starts his course today & we didn’t think to make TWO lunches for today, I gave him mine.
-Yoga. Today feels like a good Yoga day.
-Make sure I take my vitamins this evening.
These are the three MAIN areas of focus today. There are all the little things too of course.
But only 2 glasses. We’re having work drinks & I’ve decided to be restrained. I’ve got a driving lesson in the morning & I want to do brilliantly at it so I need to be clear & healthy. Much water will be drunk this evening too. And this is partly how I treat my Body like a Temple.