Sunday, January 08, 2012
It's a perfect time to blog. Brad is out skiing, bread doesn't have to go in for another hour or so, and the house is in decent shape.
In this first week of 2012, I have found a calm in myself that I haven't felt for a while. I am enjoying the simple things more - sitting and reading, journal-writing, setting up food photography (which takes longer than I imagined it would), and drinking tea.
I am more focused on my goals than I ever have been. While fitness and eating well are still major parts of my life, I've added reading and photography as two hobbies/interests that are SOOO good for me. I've taken to writing in a journal - this practice has calmed me down and perhaps diffused situations before they even had a chance to surface.
I've been better about reading everyone's Spark blogs, and I've definitely been more consistent with Spark time. For the past week I've logged all my food - it really is eye-opening. It's kind of like the first month I joined Spark, when I learned all kinds of stuff about my food. Last night, I even entered the one and a half cookies I ate *before* I went back for more - in 1.5 ounces of sugar cookies, there are over 200 calories. Holy moly! And an ounce of cookie is NOT a lot. I don't even want to think about how many ounces of cookie I ate over the holiday.
It's time to do some reading and tea-drinking...