I've learned a lesson or two this week in my 'getting healthy' adventure. I suppose you could call it ONE lesson - KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Stick to the plan. Don't overcomplicate things. Don't take on too many different ways of doing things.
Ok, so here's the deal. I had started walking - as I could. And only about a mile. See, I've got this bad foot that I have to be careful with. It broke and never properly healed and if I push it ---well, it pushes me right back! When I went walking on Wed., I decided to try to pick up a couple geocaches along the way. Then, on the way home, I realized I'd probably gone OVER my mile. So I thought, well, let's push it some MORE over the mile and take a roundabout way home. I couldn't wait to get home and map it out. It turned out to be almost two miles.
And I've been in pain ever since. Dumb move.
The other thing is that I live in a very hilly town - we are at the foot of the Appalachians. I call it my "Little San Fran". So my 'one mile' walk is carefully choreographed to avoid hills as much as possible.
So the way to go is - minimal hills, one mile. Every couple or few days. That is the plan. Pushing myself to walk more and farther and better and faster and do backflips while I'm at it - is just not a good idea.
KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID!
The other goof up was that I tried to incorporate another person's eating plan into my own. She is doing low carb. And I had actually noticed my craving meat since getting back 'in the game' here at SP. That does happen when I get back into it and it always surprises me, because, I'm really not much of a meat eater. So I notice these cravings and I keep hearing what she's doing and I think I'll try some of her way for myself.
So my lunch yesterday was all meat and cheese. WAY too much sodium and um, hello? I know better! I know all that high sodium (crap) meat is horrible for my migraines! And yep, it made me feel awful. We haven't gone shopping yet, so I didn't have a lot of meats from which to choose. So it was a hot dog and canned ham. Uck! I mean, it was good but the salt went through the danged roof!
More importantly, is the keepin' it simple. When I used to do Marilu Henner's program, I really loved the food combining. And I had thought, pretty soon I'll start trying to do that, too. Geez Lisa - how complicated can you make this? LOL!
KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID
So then last night, I felt off track, out of kilter ...and even kinda felt Off-SP again...weird... So quickly I can feel 'off the plan', 'out of the loop', etc I don't think I even tracked my dinner. And I know I went over in calories and gosh knows what else.
Then yesterday my paperback version of The Spark arrives, and the new "Strong Start Guide" I just read this morning just reinforced all this.
Relax, take it easy, don't take everything on all at once, slow down - and most importantly....
KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETHEART!!