Thursday, August 9, 2012

What I Do That Helps Me

One thing we know for sure as a member of the human race is - nobody has it all figured out. Nobody. Or should I say, no one?

Doesn't matter.

But as we get older, we sort of figure out a few things, a few tricks and we incorporate those ideas into our lives.

It's Thursday, which means it is time for me to share my healthy information. I am on week 8 of Weight Watchers and I had hit a mini-plateau as of Sunday. However, I made some adjustments, and I am happy to report that the weight is beginning to fall again.

I'm not going to pretend to be the healthiest person in the world. But I am adamant about trying to do a better job... and that goes for all aspects of my life.

I decided to share with a little list of items that were once goals and are now habits. My life has improved drastically because of these things.

1. I eat more protein and fiber than I do carbs. However, my protein is mainly coming from plants and dairy, not meat. What have I noticed? The pounds are coming off. The sort of "sleepy" feeling after eating is gone. I am calmer. Weird?! I'll have to look into the correlation between carbs and anxiety. Not sure if it exists... but..

2. I am eating breakfast each morning. (For the most part.) What have I noticed? I am more focused at work. The pounds are coming off. I am not as hungry throughout the day.

3. I have cut back on sugar intake. Almost completely. What have I noticed? Less pounds and less cravings.

4. I have purchased more "whole foods" and organic items. What have I noticed? Nothing as far as what I can 'see.' But I can taste a difference in the fruit and veggies. Plus, I know that my body is not consuming toxins or genetically mutated or hormone ridden meats.

5. I have cut out processed food. What have I noticed? I do not retain as much water, I am not as thirsty, my blood pressure is better, the pounds are dropping, and I feel better.

6. I am spending more time with friends. What have I noticed? I am laughing more, I am feeling better (mentally,) and I have more self confidence.

7. When I meet people, I say to myself, "Let me radiate light and love." What have I noticed? When I say this silent mantra, I am able to look at someone and really see them. It sort of makes me try to be a better person and I listen.

8. I am learning to forgive. What have I noticed? That I am not as anxious. The truth is, I get mad about something everyday, but the difference is, I can't let it define my mood.

9. I am forcing myself to listen. What have I noticed? Something I have known all along, but quit caring about.. and that's the fact that everyone has a beautiful story and path. When I talk to you, I want to hear about your journey. When I meet someone, I want to learn from them. So much can change when you take the time to listen.

10. I am finding balance. What have I noticed? By breathing, yoga, meditation, spiritual books, praying, as well as immersing myself in nature.. I am able to find that elusive balance.

At the end of the day - drink more water, sleep well, breathe, forgive, listen, eat a diet full of fruits and veggies.... and you are going to be alright.

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1 comment:

Yenta Mary said...

These are all such important things. Simple, but so difficult to do sometimes. Why is it so hard to start taking these steps that are so good for us??? Improved health and well-being should be everyone's goal ....


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