I finally did it. I did what I kept SAYING I was going to do... take a Blogcation.
I discovered that I was so used to coming and reading blogs every day, almost like a dependency or something, and it was hard to stop... I might miss something! I found it extremely difficult to actually disengage. I finally did, and have only read a few here and there for the last few days.
I've been up and down... hot and cold... encouraged and discouraged.
And finally, after a lot of thought, I decided to just do what I did in the beginning... what worked.
KISS... Keep It Super Simple.
I've learned how to offically count grams of carbs, calories, fiber, fat and protein. I found I was doing pretty well in those percentages.
But after months of that... well, I think I just burned out on all the record keeping. I rebelled, and didn't count ANYthing the last couple of weeks. Dangerous for someone like me who is still learning portion control. :-}
So... back to KISS. Super simple... just keep tabs on the calories, and not sweat the fine print. :-) The rest will come in time.
It always cracks me up when I feel like I'm chasing my tail going nowhere, and then someone goes and quotes ME! Happened this morning. I had just finished reading an old post of mine, and it had thoroughly smacked me, in a good way. It was written when I was feeling more spunky than now: Grumpy Schmumpy? Just DO it!
So, there I am, feeling all sheepish but encouraged over that post, and I get an email from a fellow Oregonian, Joy at Nuggets of Truth, telling me she quoted one of my comments I left her. Oh, the irony!! I just had to laugh. Thank you, Joy, it helped me, too!
Progress... that's how I'm looking at this. Another leg of the journey, another bend in the road. Here is part of what I said to Joy... I must've been in a Smarty Pants mood that day!!!
Ummm... methinks it's time to follow my own advice!!
From Dr Phil's book: "It's all about changing..."
My verse for today: "Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you..."
My quote for today: "The birds they sing at break of day, 'Start again...' I hear them say." --Leonard Cohen
Enjoy the Journey,