Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Progressing Towards Progress

Something that has been helping me lately on all fronts is that – even though I am still feeling the incredible busyness of the season – I have been getting to sleep at relatively reasonable hours for most of this week. Another good habit that has been helpful for getting back on the healthier bandwagon is that I have been trying not to eat after 8pm. It’s all baby steps, but I do feel like I am making some progress towards more consistently healthy choices.

- 11 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 2 slices whole grain toast with cheese
- 1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt with 1 cup wheat flake granola cereal
- 1 cup pasta with white cheddar sauce
- 1 pear
- 8 cheese and potato perogies with fried onions and sour cream
- 5 large crackers with cheese



  1. I'm glad you're doing better with your diet, 266. Keep up the good work!

  2. It helps me a lot not to eat late at night. Good for you!

  3. I think that a lot of people overlook the sleep factor in losing weight. I'm really glad you're getting in some good sleep.

  4. Good rest is important, not just for the body, but moreso for the right mindset. It looks like you're back for excited for you! :)

  5. Rest is so good an important for our body! Glad to see that your back on track! Your still doing great, Best wishes

  6. Baby steps--my philosophy exactly! When you watch human babies change during their first year of life it is amazing and inspiring to see the progress. One day they are stuck on their backs, almost completely powerless, and in a few weeks they learn to track objects, smile, figure out how to roll over, discover their own toes, start to mimic adults, reach for objects, sit by themselves, struggle to creep then crawl...well, it is truly marvelous and proceeds forward with thousands upon thousands of tiny efforts each day, practicing the same little movements over and over and over until it finally feels natural.

    At a certain point in each day, (usually late afternoon), babies seem to fall apart a little, emotionally and physiologically, all their efforts appear to be too much for them, no matter how many naps they've taken or how great the day has gone; they wail or fuss or fret, then finally, and mercifully, they fall asleep. Later, when they awake, they rally again, as if celebrating one last long victory before day's end.

    Watching a baby grow, up close, as I have been doing the past few months, sharply brings home the reality of our humanity. The process reminds me that life is a struggle. But it can also be joyous and exhuberant and liberating. Especially when we are surrounded by loved ones.

    My wish for you this beautiful season: continue caring for yourself as you would a precious infant for you are no less special, continue reaching out for help from people who care, take joy in practicing the little changes, rest, and remember to value yourself for your unique human spirit deep within, and let it shine through your eyes and deeds.

    Happy holidays dear girl!


  7. Good job.. I try not to eat after 6. Don't forget green vegetables!