Sunday, June 08, 2014
Yesterday 6/7/14. We are entered into Mercury retrograde period until 7/1/14. This happens three to four times per year, when the planet Mercury slows down (illusionary), and appears to stop (station) and move backward (retrograde). Normally most of people think it's not a favorable time due to Mercury tend to have power over and controls communications, traffic, peoples lower mind there for miss communication etc... But it's not only the negative side, it's also has a positive side. It is an opportunity to rethink, redo, revisit, reconnect.
" It's the phase of second chances --" reworking, reconnecting, re-imagining." So this time of period, I will not be distract by negative forth. I'll be positive and work on the project I left out... Which is my healthy life style.
I'll admit that I get off the wagon big time while I was on my "per said" vacation. From the mid to end of May, DH, I and my younger Son went trip up north to see my older Son, grandson and family. Yes, We had an awesome time with them. I got to play with my grandson (now 7 month old) was so special, that I don't get to see him so often.
It was a fun time, but not for my healthy regiment. They do not eat like me. Nowadays health conscious mind and people getting so much education for healthy choice. I was always amazed that "who will eat white refined loaf of bread still?" But turns out, my Son is the one.( Not meaning to offend people prefer to eat white product and packaged item.) I opened up his pantry and he has lots of pre-packaged foods such as "hamburger helper", commercial sugary cereal etc.. in the fridge, he has a gallon of full fat cow milk. I was like.." C'mon!,no Almond milk!? You got to be kidding..." But that's my Son and his family, they do have right to eat what ever foods they've choose to eat. And I was not there for preach healthy eating.
Although, we had some conversation of healthy life style as my son was complaining his blood pressure has been sky high. ( no wonder why...?) Anyway, I managed to get me almond milk and was able to making and drinking my veg/fruits smoothie with NutriBullet I brought from my house every morning I was there. (And my DIL loved my smoothie.) I was also taking my morning walk in his neighborhood and park. But with all that healthy effort, I still went over my food budget big time and ate foods not so healthy, and packed some pounds.
And after coming back from up north, I was completely addicted to sugary treat and junk foods that I found myself it is very hard to get back on truck. I was in the state of slump due to my missing thought of everyone there already, and finance issue that I over spend while I was there, and some emotional issue with gaining weight and tiredness. It seems all the stress came in together. But no longer, I will not feel guilty nor fraud about mistake of past.
I will be positive and just keep on keeping on. I'm back in truck since yesterday and I feel great already. I now have confidence in me with help and encouragements of SP friends that, I'll over come this weight gain in no time. My plan is to use this mercury retrograde time to be positively re-working my healthy living style and reconnect with my emotions and feeling. And re-imagining with the effort of healthy life style, who I became new happy me.