|A Delicious Power Breakfast: oatmeal, diced Pink Lady apples, flaxseed, Chia seeds, almonds, a splash of soy milk, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. A filling, nutritious breakfast.|
Here are my goals for this week:
- Eat Vegetables especially plentifully.
- Limit Fruits to two or three a day.
- Eat some protein at each meal to stabilize blood sugar and limit cravings.
- Eliminate sugar and white flour, focusing on whole grains instead, including oatmeal and brown rice.
- Stop eating no later than 7 p.m. each day. One of my friends says that this goal alone makes a real impact on her weight loss and maintenance.
As you can see, I've posted fewer entries on my blog in the last two weeks, in part, because I've had a hard time squeezing writing time in since my schedule hit full-throttle again with work and other responsibilities. The key is going to be writing earlier in the morning and then writing a quick follow-up in the evening to maintain accountability.
Though I've had some setbacks in the last couple of weeks, I've had a second success that's also worth sharing: I've meditated for 15 minutes every night this past week, and as a result, I've fallen asleep sooner, slept more soundly, and awakened feeling better rested. And that's a very good thing, hence my relative ease at waking so early this morning. Click HERE to see a terrific set of options for meditating. I'm especially keen on Meditation 2 - The Body Scan.
Am I embarrassed that I have had some serious setbacks, even as I've blogged about eating healthier and losing weight? Yes, I am. And yet I feel good about the successes I've had - eating more vegetables and fruits, and meditating regularly - and determined to make adjustments to have greater success overall. The day is just beginning, but I feel good about it so far. After all, I've made my commitment early by writing this post. I've cast my vote for success.