bwcetc wrote: »
Pip! ... Wow! I've never seen you post so much. Yay for the retirement countdown and being able to honor Lenny's things.Barbie ... thank you for leading us into the new year!Lanette ... welcome to the light ... I love IF and see it as a sustainable lifestyle!Allie ... I'm right there with you needing to get back to doing what I know works. Even though I maintained my fasting periods, I ate willy nilly as well through the holidays. The amount of sugar I consumed is not good for anyone on any plan and I put on 8 pounds!! Mostly water weight I know ... but still...Rebecca ... thinking of you and hoping that you find Owain well ....Katla ... do you bake gluten free items that are suitable to your FODMAP diet? I came across a woman who follows FODMAP and also had a recipe for items like lemon pound cake. I'll find the link if you're interested.Happy New Year!
Last year my word was "commitment" and I can say that I was committed to the endeavors I chose to focus on. At the beginning of 2019 I made the comment that I had done nothing weight-wise in all of 2018. This year I can say that I am entering 2020 healthier and lighter (25 lbs released and then 8 snuck back in at the end)! I committed to adding variety to my diet (think produce boxes), journaling my 19:5 IF experience and developing a daily prayer/devotional time (started in October, but have been consistent since then). I did not keep up with decluttering so that will be part of 2020.
This year my word will be "consistent"* * Edited. I think a better word will be "steadfast." as I want to continue with the commitments that have been positive. I made a list of 20 goals for 2020 and they encompass a variety of health and wellness goals that are meant to enrich my life. They include continuing with IF, prayer/devotional time, decluttering 15 minutes, conquering filing cabinet once and for all, reestablishing exercise routine, making a will (we don't have one!!), inviting guests to our home, taking my disabled son on at least one outing monthly, and so on.
And, of course, I want to be lighter entering 2021!
May 2020 be a year of good health and blessings to all of you!
Beth near Buffalo (where we have 3 inches of icy white stuff...)
Katla49 wrote: »
Pip: Congratulations on your new work assignment! I’m guessing that it will be much more pleasant than phone duty. Good news that Yogi is doing so well. We have a weather tech seat cover for our dog, but it hasn’t been used much because going anywhere in the car turns him into a neurotic twit. He is anxious and unhappy in the car, even after taking doggie tranquilizers from the vet, but he is entirely relaxed and happy in the RV, no tranquilizers necessary. Go figure. :bigsmile:Beth: DH is an autoimmune poster child. He has been an insulin dependent diabetic since age 18. He is now also a celiac and has MS. His system is intolerant of gluten and lactose. He has been put on a FODMAP diet by his doctor. I am also lactose intolerant but there are plenty of lactose free products available these days. We bake gluten free products from time to time. Calories are higher than items made with wheat flour. :ohwell:Janetr: Happy 1500 Days!!!!!!! I am sorry to hear about your worries for your daughter. Good news that you were able to go to Jack’s grandson’s wedding. We haven’t put our Christmas decorations away yet, either. You are not alone in that regard. Sending prayers for you and your family. :flowerforyou:Karen in VA: YAYYYYY Olivia!!!! Thank you for sharing the good news photo! Carol in GA: I think COMPASSION is an excellent word. :bigsmile:
I watched the Rose Parade on RFD-TV this morning. NO commercials! WAHOO! I plan to watch the Rose Bowl with DH this afternoon. We are both U of O graduates and Oregon Ducks fans. We’ll be cheering for our team.
My goals are unchanged because they work for me.Katla in Beautiful NW Oregon
January 2020 Resolutions
1. Log every bite and swallow.
2. Cardio exercise at least 3 days a week. Work on strength and stamina.
3. Have fun every day.
4. Drink at least 3 glasses of water a day.
5. Monitor sleep. Average 7 or more hours nightly.
6. Avoid alcohol.
Halt Stress :
1. Am I hungry?
2. Am I angry?
3. Am I lonely?
4: Am I tired?
For any yes answer, you have a practical way to help yourself. If I am hungry, I eat. If I am angry I can find a way to address the problem that caused anger. If I’m lonely, I can chat with this wonderful group, or DH, or call a friend. If I’m tired I can rest or sleep. It doesn’t make life perfect, but it sure helps smooth out some bumps.
Poerava14 wrote: »
Barbie: Thank you for getting us reunited for a fresh month of sharing and caring.Debby: Happy birthday. Hope your DH gets an attitude adjustment and finds room in his heart to celebrate you.Janetr: Any chance you will come to Colorado to help your daughter transition to OK? 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽Pip: I love it when you write about your life! Do you still have Bootz?Allie: I'm thrilled to hear you have adventures planned and paid for! I'll be enjoying vicariously.Katla: Go Ducks. DH and I are watching, too.
All your comments about decluttering really motivated me. I had been procrastinating clearing out the master bath cabinets and DH's side of the closet. I also wanted to get a couple drawers of my guest room cleaned out in advance of the arrival of boxes my brother will be getting from his ex-GF. DONE! I have a couple things to take to the garage and other items to donate to Goodwill. Two big black trash bags were purged.
Stay well and happy.
Appreciating how I feel NOW
in Colorado Foothills
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