Mindful

January 14, 2008

Mindful is my key word for the week. Eating Mindfully. Meaning – pay attention, think-while-you-eat. Remember you’re eating with the intention to LOSE weight.

Mindful of moving my body around a bit more than I have been. Walking 3 times would be nice but I’ll take 2 if I have to, it would still be an improvement.

Mindful in mindset too. Keeping a picture in my mind’s eye of what I’m trying to accomplish and what life will be like to get there and once I am at the goals.

Today’s mindful push was on to the scale. Yes, boys and girls, it’s that time again… After months of scale-free living I decided to go back to the little square on a more regular basis, but I am still doing my best to not let the scale rule my life. So every 2 weeks seems like a good timeframe – far apart enough to see even small progress, close enough to avoid any major detours, and spaced so as not to drive me crazy. I decided to do the weigh-ins on Monday mornings because that time slot has always helped keep me focused over the weekend.

The scale showed 197, which is a 2 pound loss from two weeks ago. I’m quite pleased, I would take this as success for one month, not just 2 weeks.

Slow and steady, as they say.

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