Time for a switch. I think I've been taking mental multitasking to a whole new level.....at least for me. I need to slow it down and cut a few things out. I determined that I'm taking a vacation from weight-loss.
What does that mean? No counting. No treadmill - unless I have a genuine desire to....but lets be real, it's unlikely to happen. No pressure. My LIFE is about paying attention to food, what I eat, how much I eat, when I eat, how it makes me feel, what ingredients have changed and how I need to counteract it all. It's a full time job all on its own. I think I need to step away so I can return with a refreshed desire for the goal. The family challenge that we set about a month ago is off. No one was really taking it seriously and it didn't have the motivational desire we thought it would. Mr is going to continue to do his own thing and keep going.
I'm still going to weigh in every Monday like I have for the last year. I'm not going to report it here for now though. I'm still going to be watching what I eat and how much but I'm going to be focusing in a bit more on the balance of plants to grains....less of the white food and more of the colorful stuff.
Yesterday I watched "Food Matters" and "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" and rebooted my attitude with food and why I need to be vigilant about what I eat. Along with my attitude, my passion was rebooted. I think that is something we all need from time to time. We can get into a rut with our routines and the monotony of our own normalcy. The shine and the passion can dull a bit bringing the need to go back to the roots, the beginnings of why we do what we do. Renewal is good. I really don't have a choice about how I eat, but I have a choice about how I look at it....what my attitude is. These were excellent films on their own but they were especially good reminders for me. A rekindling of the passion and joy that is found in eating natural whole foods and squelching the feeling of it being work.
My attention is needed in more important areas than my waistline. The Great Purge of 2012 must go on as well as the reorganizing that needs attending to. As our family merges into a new era of life, its time to re-evaluate the efficiency of all the areas in our home so we can move into the next season ready to take on all the new challenges it may offer. The Dude has his room re-do coming up - now that colors have finally been chosen. We are in the very early stages of planning a screen porch build on the back patio....we will be building it with the generous help of friends time and energy. We are planning a sweet 16 birthday party for our WonderTeen and there is just so much family goodness going on in all these things.
For now, this season, my focus is on slowing down. Doing what I do with intention and joy. Purging not just our home of clutter, but my mind of hurry and life of excess. Loving the process and the people it's all for.
While "weight-loss" and I may be on a break, I think I'll have lots of other things to chat about.
Blessings of a slowed down love bringing you back to your roots,