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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Still On Plan and Still Feeling Good...

I've lost 23 pounds as of this a.m., two days short of a month on plan.  This has been quite the adventure for me.  When I first weighed in this morning I was a tiny bit disappointed, I thought great 2 more pounds but that's only 23 pounds that I've lost, then I realized I had not been on this plan for one month yet and that I had accomplished quite a bit!

I've also started doing things a bit different this time, yes the way I did it before worked but I realize that my mental and spiritual health are as important as my physical health.  So I've tried to incorporate different aspects of this to my new South Beach lifestyle.

I've been doing Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds for Abs 1 Mile for the last 10+ days.  I'm trying to do it 6 days a week and i'm thinking of starting the 2 mile probably on Sunday.   I try my best to do it before 10am so that it's out of my way, yes that's how I feel about it because if I wait too long I'll have figured out some great excuses on why I can't do it.  As I'm typing this it's 9:40am, my usual routine is to start my omelet, cook it on low and start walking away the pounds, so this will go into draft until I'm done...

I started attending 12 step meetings, helps me a lot, I work the steps or at the very least try to and do my best to try and do the next right thing.  Which believe me isn't as easy as it sounds.

Prayer & Mediation
I try to connect with my higher power on a daily basis thru prayer and meditation.  I don't always "pray" in the traditional sense but I reach out more now than ever, but I still feel as though there is much room for improving my conscious contact with my Higher Power who I call God but some may refer to him/her as  Goddess, Source, the Creator etc...

This is a big one for me.  I've never been much of a sleeper from childhood into adulthood.  There's too much to do in order to sleep.  I don't suffer from insomnia (touch wood) I'm one of those lucky ones that once I hit the pillow its night night for me.  But I used to live off of 6 or less hours a night for years and years.  When I was an active alcoholic I even had less sleep than that (or shall I say pass out time).

About 2 months ago I woke up feeling hungover, I haven't had a drink in over 11 years so I couldn't understand what happened (did I tell you this story before) anyway that's when I decided sleep was going to be an integral part of my life.  I now sleep 7 to 9 hours a night and if I don't get that for whatever reasons, I will nap.  Sleep is part of me taking care of me, to think it took me 30 plus years to figure that out.

I have big news coming soon, I'll be writing about it in the next few days, it's big news to me anyway.

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