As I was starting to write this blog I got a text from my sister and we discussed pounds lost. I told her that I didn’t weight myself before my Jan 1 Cleanup but that I have an end of January goal that I’m working towards and I’ll weigh find out if I met it on February 1st. Once again I got to thinking about the scale and whether or not what I’m doing is enough to meet the goal that I have and then my inner voice started getting all manic and panicky. The fact is, once again (and forever) that if I am eating clean and well and getting exercise in an amount that fits within my life and takes a reasonable amount of effort to achieve, then I can’t worry about the results. What if eating a clean diet in a proper amount and getting the right amount and kind of exercise doesn’t get me to where I want to be?
A) attempt calorie cutting and more/longer exercise
B) accept that it is what it is, I am where I am and I’ll get where I need to be eventually.
I choose (B) for sanity, reasonability, truth and because it’s the only option for having a life and creating a better life at the same time.
So…..my huge plan of things that I was going to do this weekend? All got done! I cleaned the fridge downstairs, went to Gourmet Warehouse with my sister & Andrea, made ceviche, cinnamon beef stew, turkey soup, roasted spaghetti squash, best chicken ever, coffee rub chicken, butternut squash pan fries, breakfast veggies, sunshine sauce, Moroccan sauce & mayo (twice because one flopped). I also washed all the bedding (ours, guest and dog), went to the mall for tea and vitamins and walk/jogged 6km (3k twice) in the sun. I actually feel really good about the weekend and more rested and recharged than I do when we just sit about all weekend. Of note though, I kept to a planned timetable because there are certain parts of the weekend where, if I’m not sitting relaxing, I feel resentful. So most of my chores above got done by 4pm on Saturday. All that was left for Sunday was the mall, one load of laundry and a walk/jog in the forest.
If you haven’t seen them already, go back a couple posts on my blog and check out the Frost Flowers. Definitely one of the coolest things I’ve had the fortune of seeing in a very long time….and exceedingly rare so I feel pretty lucky!
I’ll leave you with a few pictures from this weekend. I got to work early this morning since I have a dr appt after work….still trying to figure out why I can’t get my iron levels up and why I feel So Tired much of the time. My guess is a low B12 count which inhibits the body’s ability to absorb iron….and which can be hereditary and my Grampa has. I take a fairly aggressive iron supplement every day and still can’t get it into a good range. I’m not really worried about it but I would like to solve the issue once and for all!
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Ever the promoter, you! Well done this weekend and thanks for the nifty frost flower. I’ve never ever seen one.