This post is two-fold.
#1. My body.
Chris … your comments to post 204.6 were perfect, as per uszh. I have been watching calories but they have been, as the pirate code says, more of a guideline really.
A few years ago in my team room at work we decided to create goals for ourselves that didn’t pertain to anyone else - Just what we wanted to do to make ourselves better. And, we had to be accountable to each other and there was a consequence for non-compliance. Now, I am no longer in a team room but I have a friend of mine started working here a few months ago and when I told her about this new thing she said I’ll do it with you – so there is my in my face accountability. As far as a consequence – I think I will think of a reward instead. If I can set say FIVE-SEVEN goals that I can keep every day than I will reward myself with a new pair of boots (if they are still even in season) because I know I can find a pair of boots that will fit. Luckily when I am at size 16 my shoes stay at 7.5. So, officially stating my goals, starting January 2nd, here is the routine for ONE SOLID MONTH minus one solid day:
1. Calories: 1600
2. Exercise: 44 sit-ups plus elliptical, treadmill, walking, or racquetball.
3. Food: No flour or sugar
4. Spirit: Commune with a higher power
5. Soul: Read something uplifting.
6. Other goal: Run in a 5k
#2. My psyche.
I’m feeling very scrooge like – I have determined I hate the season – not the reason – but the season. So many expectations – so many things to fill our time when all I want to be doing is be at home reading a book in front of my fireplace or cleaning or baking or visiting with friends. Not working, or shopping, or wrapping, or going to parties, or all the rest of the chaos that becomes our life. This feeling will pass, but for now I’m allowing myself to wallow. At least for another 30 minutes.