I’m a little late in posting, but trust me, you didn’t miss anything. I was a slacker this week. While all of my bi-weekly goals seemed easy and doable at that time, I haven’t actually implemented a lot of them yet. Let’s do a quick run down…
Eat more greens – My time management skills were not on point this week, because I never made it to the grocery store. Each day I tried, something happened to push it back. Then I accidentally shredded the grocery list. After that, I said to hell with it. Needless to say, I didn’t have any greens in the house to munch on and was informed that protein bars with greens in them didn’t count. Will have to start on this one as soon as I hit the store.
Water – so, the past two days I’ve taken a liter of water to work with me and drank most of it. Again, a late start, but seems to be an easy enough habit to continue building. I know it’s cheaper and more environmentally friendly to get a water bottle (and I do dig this one), but right now, it is far easier to just grab a liter of Deer Park, not have to refill it several times, wash anything, or track down missing lids or straws. I at least try to bring the bottle home to recycle!
Eat with the intention that others are watching – this one is a Geneen Roth eating guideline, so it may sound familiar to some of you. I’m doing ok with this one. I can’t say I’m always conscious of it while I’m eating, but I also eat a lot of meals in public so tend to do it anyway. But it has helped me stop shoveling food in my mouth like Sweetie’s going to come take it from me.
Eat without distraction – yikes! I did this one day at dinner, at home, in silence. Very uncomfortable. Since this week has been crazy busy, I’ve used that as an excuse to multitask while eating most of my meals. This is a another one of Geneen Roth‘s eating guidelines and something that every specialist recommends for health, weight loss, eating disorders, etc. I really need to tidy up my schedule so I can do this.
Make my breakfast on the go with a smoothie not McDonalds. The one day I made a quick run to the grocery store I sent Mike to get the almond milk…enough said I did head to Tropical Smoothie one morning and got the Health Nut smoothie with whey instead of soy. Tasted ok, didn’t notice anything extraordinary that day, but who knows. Made it to Vitamin Shoppe to get the other items and am getting my non-dairy option tomorrow so I can give homemade a try.
Create a vision board – I made this one my own and rocked it…if you missed my previous post, I had a great time making a vision book. Now I just need to remember to look at it.
Experiment with a sleep ritual – at this point, it’d be great if I could experiment with sleep. Remember the girl who was out at 9pm, 10pm at the latest? Gone! I am routinely up until almost midnight until Mike drags me to bed…but he can’t make me sleep! I’d be lying if I said I tried to get to bed earlier. I always have it in mind, then start a project, then get distracted and start another one. Next thing you know its ten o’clock, the living rooms looks like a tornado ran through it and I’m starving. Then its a least another hour until bed. Sigh…
Mid-morning snack of complex carbs/protein. I ate cake one day…white chocolate raspberry. It was delish! That doesn’t count though, does it? And neither does my mid-morning coffee…I find that I’m just not hungry mid-morning, despite the fact that I wait until I’m shaky, lightheaded and about to pass out for lunch. Going to try to bump lunch up next week and then do an afternoon snack. We’ll see how that goes.
Supplements - I did pick up a few new supplements as well as a new little vitamin box to carry in my purse so I don’t forget as often. It’s actually helped, and it was only 3 bucks. As simple as it seems, it took forever for me to find one that didn’t open in my purse, fit in my purse, and held all my vitamins. Maybe I’ll start making some for my Etsy shop so they’re pretty too!
That pretty much sums up week one. Wish me luck on week two!