Looking ahead to my new year
Friday, January 17, 2014
My New Year is fast approaching. I was thinking of making 2014: My Year of Sanity. Mind you, I’m not clinically insane, it’s just that I sometimes I step back and find I can’t make sense out of what I’m doing.
I consider myself at goal for my weight. I’m officially a Lightweight now (130-135 pounds) and it’s working for me. My weight, BMI, fitness level, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, triglycerides, hemoglobin and bra size are all within normal range.
Normal range is good, but none of that is going to stay normal unless I keep up the habits I designed to get me here. I like to mix things up a little to keep it interesting, but I’ve got to keep weighing, tracking, and measuring so I don’t go astray.
I read “The Anti-Cancer Diet” and one line really stuck in my mind, “Americans are addicted to cheap food.” That’s been true of me. I’ve been working to get myself out of that homeless, destitute, broke mindset. I’ve finally realized that my relationship with money has been insane. Money issues have spilled into all aspects of my life and especially what I eat. I’ve let $ decide whether, where and what I eat. These haven’t always been sensible decisions. I’ll drink soda when I think a place is charging “too much” for water. I’ll eat what “comes with” my entrée instead of spending $1 for a healthy substitution. I’ll eat every crumb in the bottom of a potato chip bag so nothing goes to waste. I need to pay more attention to VALUE instead of cost.
Maybe that’s it. 2014 is My Year of Value. Finding value in what I do and placing a high value upon myself. I’m going to have to think about that….