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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Every day is a chance to follow the plan, be good, be great, do good........ You get the idea.

We tend to look at our lives as an all or nothing scenario, causing us to think in negatives.
I can't do ______ (fill in the blank) because I don't have that much time, I don't know how to do that, I have too much weight to lose, I'm too old, young, smart, dumb...... you get it.
But what if you broke down what you were trying to accomplish in terms of every day (or even every minute of a day)? Could you do something?

In a day, could you eat one healthy meal, drink 8 glasses of water, call one person, exercise for 10 minutes? What use to be a mountain of negatives and things that you couldn't do just turned into some positives and things that you can do.

So this was me to a certain extent. I made a lot of excuses (consciously or subconsciously). I have been struggling to right my ship of despair and destruction. I started by looking at the things that I have been able to accomplish. Some of those are taking some me time every day (doing a puzzle, reading a book, watching tv), I've also been exercising most every day for about 45 minutes. Some days I don't want to but I make myself do it and at about the 10 minute point I'm usually into it. These are my high points.

Where I've fallen down is my eating. Eating too much, eating the wrong things. Eating to excess.

This past week was my transition week. I looked up some new recipes, joined a new FB recipe group, and started cooking again. Yesterday I made wonton soup, and spinach stuffed chicken with feta and sundried tomatoes. It was delicious. I had also forgotten that I enjoy cooking (even though hubby keeps reminding me). I've also started parsing out healthy snacks, putting things in small bags so they are easy to grab - either in the cabinet or fridge.

Every day I will continue to make small changes, and thus, improvements, that I can carry over from one week to another as I get back on my healthy path.


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