Tracking Good Habits - May Update
Friday, May 20, 2016
Is it really almost the end of May? How can that be... what a month. My chart I wrote about in my last blog post (featured - what fun - I am so thankful for everyone's wonderful comments!) has been the only thing keeping me marginally on track. So, I haven't been nearly as successful as I'd hoped. But, I have kept up with the chart and that has been great at keeping my ideal good habits in the front of my mind.
My whole family was hit by a nasty stomach flu bug. Wow - it's the worst I can remember being sick. I lost several pounds (bright side?) but then gained it back immediately after a few days of eating regularly again (frustrating - I thought there might be some bonus). As it went through my family it was tough to cater to everyone's dietary needs. Then, my dermatologist found melanoma - yikes, luckily fully treatable via surgery, but it wreaked havoc with any exercise (and I may have eaten some 'comfort' food to make myself feel better - bad habit). All healthy now - with even more motivation to stay that way... right?!
So, now I am looking forward. I took all of my chart entries and made a new and improved chart for June. I am determined to keep trying. I tried to simplify it a bit so I would keep up with it and leave room to actually write numbers / letters in to represent movement ((w)alking/(g)ardening/(b)ikin
g) veggies (5!), water (8!).
I still need to conquer my sugar addiction - it is wreaking havoc with me, yet I just can't stop. I have a friend starting Whole30 in June and I may look into that. Maybe a more formal program will help. I have a feeling it is all tied with my thyroid / gut / hormone issues, but I sure feel powerless to deal with it sometimes. Sigh.
Well, I will try and finish out May with a positive approach and look forward to new / better habits in June. June - a great month for being outdoors, eating light, shedding weight (mental and physical), moving more.
Happy Sparking, Everyone!