It's Healthy Thinking Thursday time! I did a lot of thinking about this post--- last week I did not even feel like writing it and so I decided I am having burn out and I'm going to follow my friend Jessie's example and go to posting every other week for Healthy Thinking. I read an interesting article this week and one point stuck with me:
"If you set a weight-loss goal that's too low for you to maintain, you'll get caught in the trap of yo-yo dieting -- losing weight, gaining it back, and trying to lose it again. The best weight goal is one you can live with."
I think this is why I won't step on the scale. I am even thinking about just throwing the scale away. A couple years ago I lost quite a bit of weight. Friends and family kept asking me if I was sick and not telling them. I looked fantastic-thinner than I ever was-even in high school! However, while I was at this weight I hardly ate. I felt horrible- headaches and I was cranky. You see, I love to eat. I love food. I love flavors and I love the feeling of being full. I think that weight was too low for me, even if I did look fantastic-but I think I'm making things too hard on myself because I'm not achieving that weight again this time around. I'm not even going to think about the scale anymore. I'm going to focus on how my clothes fit, how my body feels, where my energy levels are at, where my emotions are at. Lately I am doing okay on exercise, I am doing so-so on eating (maybe a bit too much chocolate lately) and my emotions are good- what I cannot figure out is why I am still so very, very tired. I have had times in the past where this has happened to me. I may get depressed and sad and feel tired, I may just do too much and get run down, maybe I've been working on too many projects. However, this time I really don't think any of those things are the reason. I've been eating balanced, I've been getting exercise plus I've been in the garden a lot, I've been happy- so where is the exhausted feelings coming from? Is it my age? Is it a side effect from the new medicines? Is my allergies to my cats getting worse? Yesterday my hubby heard on the news that a lot of Minnesotans suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. I'm wondering if this is the culprit. I am sporadic about taking my vitamins- I forget all the time and I don't like how they make my stomach feel anyhow. I do tend to limit my time in the direct sun because I've had skin cancer.....and Minnesota winters are not the sunniest either. This week I am going to get some vitamin D and see if it peps me up any. If not, I'm back to the doctor to see what he says about the side effects of the medicines I am on. I am still determined to be healthy and to learn to love the person that I am, whether that is a size 12 or a size 7. What I would love to achieve right now is to be excited to go for a walk and get some exercise because I feel alive and vibrant---not feeling forced to go for a walk and having to talk myself into doing it because I feel so darn tired. So- no tips for today and if you are actually reading this- thanks for hanging in there with me. I know these Thursday posts sound whiney and complaining and down....but right now these are the things I am struggling with and I would feel fake to lie and say I feel great and I'm doing great if I'm not. I've got some pictures to share tomorrow of some new minis I've received from some terrifically talented people- so come back tomorrow for a better post!
♥ Hi, my name is Kim. I live in northern Minnesota with my wonderful hubby and my pomeranian Miko. I love dollhouse miniatures, art journaling, sewing, jewelry making, gardening----I really love to make things and I jump around from project to project a lot! ♥ email@example.com