Monday, February 16, 2015

Sleeping in, Freezing temps, Stubborn pounds!

FINALLY! I slept in!! I slept till 7:45 after falling asleep around 10:30. Ahhhh, more than 8 hours of sleep. I feel incredible!!

I knew it would take a couple of days for my body to relax and get off it's very strict schedule, so only on a 3 day weekend will I probably get the sweet sleep in morning :) That's ok with me though - my schedule works really well for me, because I naturally get up early and I'm not in a bad mood because of that when I go to work. I'm rested and have had an easy morning before work, it's key for maintaining sanity at work!

Anyway, take a look at this:


I still won't let the weather keep me down... We are going to head out with the dog around 2PM when it is at least 9°. Below zero temps are NOT my idea of a nice time!

I'm going to do an extended yoga practice at home today to make up for being sedentary for the better part of the day. It's important to my health to keep this body moving and strong!

My weight is stubbornly the same ~126. Whatever! I know I'm feeding my body well and treating it right in all other ways.

I can be at peace with my weight when it is still a healthy weight to be and I know for sure that I am:

1. Eating moderately - healthy portions, only when I'm hungry. I'm not calorie counting, but the past obsessive calorie counter in me knows I'm eating between 1700-2000ish calories a day, depending on activity level.

2. Eating WELL- most of my diet is vegetables, the other parts are primal/paleo: lots of good proteins (poultry and eggs mostly), seeds and nuts (flax, chia, almonds, etc), coconut or olive oil for cooking, and limited fruit because of the season (apples and cantaloupe and frozen blueberries are the usual suspects in the house right now).

3. NOT cheating myself .. Not lying to myself about what I'm eating. There has been no SAD junk food in my life for weeks. I'm eating from my (paleo and clean food-stocked) home only l, except for Valentines Day brunch (where my one non-paleo indulgence was 3 pieces of gluten free toast)!

4. Sleeping enough, walking enough, stretching enough, drinking enough water, etc, etc.

When I know, in my heart, I'm doing everything I can for my health, I cannot logically be displeased that I weigh 126 rather than 123. 

The 3 lb gain IS strange,  since I'd been maintaining 122-123 for the better part of a year. I'm definitely keeping an eye on my weight to make sure it doesn't continue to climb (if I all of a sudden started putting on weight despite maintaining my current lifestyle, I'd bring it up to my GP).

A thought I had: I might have really disrupted my body's systems when I had my really off-plan January. It might take another whole month for my digestive system to completely heal. So I'm giving my body that time and treating it well. 

I'm getting over the mental struggle, the disordered thoughts, and back to focusing on what's important: a healthy body that can carry me through this life! I have to do work for a healthy body and a healthy spirit... I'm closer than I was last year or the year before. Progress is good :)

Namaste <3

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