I turn 51 on Sunday. Urgh. What an awkward number.
I may be MIA if things get hectic this holiday weekend. I assume many of y'all have holiday plans, too. ENJOY!
On to other things....
Lyn's post resonated with me today. We share addictions, so, of course it resonates.
My desire for too long is to comfort myself with food, to stuff with food, to obsess with food. I've worked on that and it's getting a lot better (for now, and may it stay that way and get better).
My other addiction is the internet. Blogging. Blogs. Facebook.
Time for me to cut back on that, too. I don't know how. Frankly, I wanna sign on before I brush my teeth. I check before bed. That's an addiction.
I want to blog, of course, as this is helpful to my health journey. But when it's hours on this thing a day, and it's not work-related or other necessity-related, then I'm fixating on this the way I used to fixate on food. Using the computer is a sedentary thing. So, it's not adding to the active lifestyle I"m trying to cultivate.
How to balance this?
I have no fricken idea, other than to give myself a limit of X time limit a day and use a timer or alarm...
If you gave yourself no more than an hour a day to blog and read blogs, how would you handle it?
Well, something for me to ponder and work on.
Along with the salt thing. Still struggling mightily. i had a handle on it for a while, then fell back to old habits. Not completely. I'm still WAY better than original Salt Vampire me. But... I'm screwing up my progress with hitting the salt. Seriously, the cravings are killer. It's like since I cut back calories drastically, my tongue refuses to let me give up the shaker. Frustrating. I was doing great on the scale and this has stalled my progress.
And it does give me cravings. I know it. But it's like giving up ciggies. Tough as hell.
Anyway, yesterday I exercised a total of 1 hour and 20 mins...strength and stretching and walking. I ate 1274 calories. I drank all my fluids and a bit more. Scale today: 221.6. Sheesh. That sucks.
I keep on keeping on, trying to find balance, not always succeeding, but the fight goes on....
108 days to go in the Phase 5 Challenge....hopefully decades to go in the lifelong challenge....
Happy Weekend to all fatfighters!