Hello, my friends! I know I've been missing in action for a while, but I've been inspired by Tech's "Word of the Day" entries. Keep it up, please, as you are able. They offer a lot of good information and inspiration.
I have not progressed. I'm standing at a 4-pound total off. I'm just happy I'm not right back at square one. I could make lots of excuses but I won't. I'm just not doing what I need to be doing to take care of myself.
Two of Tech's words that have real importance to me are "water" and "sleep." I think a couple of relatively simple steps to include more of both of these in my life would have a profound influence on my overall health and weight loss. So here's my bold step of the week: I am making myself accountable to you this week. If it's OK with you, I'm going to check in once a day to report to you how I'm doing in these areas.
I'm a funny duck in some ways. There are things I will do if I am accountable to an "outside authority" that I won't do if I'm only accountable to myself. I suppose it's a need for validation and acceptance rooted way, way back in childhood. Yeah, I know that in my 50s I should have developed an internal sense of responsibility, but I still need someone to grade my papers, so to speak, and let me know I'm performing at a satisfactory level.
In summary, I will:
1. Drink more water, and
B. Get more sleep.
I will try not to do 1. too close to the time when I need to do B. Otherwise I'll be up all night!