Winter holiday started for me. Forest path is cleared from fallen trees.
My winter holiday started this Saturday, and I did my best to relax after my last hard 2 working weeks.
So I did deep relaxation in bet before getting up, then my long forest walk, then yoga with husband. After cooking and eating a healthy lun... Read more
My observations and insights about overeating
I have been in maintenance in 3 years and 3 months, and most of the time it is easy for me to stay in balance.
I'm doing well for several days or weeks in a row, then something happens (or nothing happens) and I find myself overeating at dinne... Read more
Another hard week, but I'm fine
Peak workload continues, in addition we had to work on Saturday, so that we get 24th December off for Christmas.
But I feel fine.
Limiting work-related thoughts to working hours is really helpful: I concentrate hard during the day, but as s... Read more
Ice damage in the forest - my favorite running route is blocked
Earlier this week there was horrible ice damage in our forests on the higher hills.
There is a temperature just above freezing point when rain drops are liquid all the ways down but crystallize into ice when they hit the ground - or a tree.
... Read more
With my projects coming to end or a least end stage, I volunteered for a temporary position that is mostly people management and will take half my time. December is the busiest time to in this area, and I'm already covered in emails and spreads... Read more
Positive attitude and and meditation update - long blog warning
Last night I finished my long and busy working week at 6 pm, walked to my car anticipating getting home soon - but the car did not start: the battery was dead.
I called company’s car guy, but none of his men were available.
Then I called th... Read more
Weight has been stable, and despite hard work schedule I didn't miss one run or walk, and missed one yoga workout only.
My Anti-Evening-Overeating Plan is a success: I didn't have any emotional overeating episodes. My evening portions conti... Read more
My second run after blood donation (day 7) was uneventful.
I paid attention not to push myself uphill, but I ended up with my usual pace (9:48 min/mile).
My Anti-Evening-Overeating Plan is working very well, I managed to follow 6 times ... Read more
Due to work schedule I had to cancel my Wednesday and Friday runs, and run today, on Thursday instead.
This is a work at home day, so I drove to up the hill, dropping off DD at work at 7:00.
Weather was lovely, 6 oC / 42 oF, sunshine, muddy ... Read more
My Plan to Avoid Evening Overeating is working well.
On work-at-home days it is usually not 100%, but I don't mind as those days are low risk anyway.
Today I weighed 63.6 kg - closest to my center weight in 10 weeks.
There is blood d... Read more
My plan for the new Maintenance Challenge
I have been in a rut of evening overeating in the past few weeks.
This really bothers me, because I know better, and I'm not hungry at all to start with.
Then I get home, walk into the kitchen, grab whatever I like and return for more, in ad... Read more
I have 736 miles in my old winter running shoes, and 580 in the newer summer shoes.
On Tuesday I worked next to the Nike outlet store and checked if there are any shoes good for running outside, with water resistant upper material... Read more
Maintenance without Scale - week 9 and result
Today is end of Week 9, and of maintenance challenge, and I stepped on the scale...
My weight was 64.5 kg at start, and this morning it was 64.1 kg (142 and 141 in pounds).
I consider this a success, because
-the weight is practically the... Read more
100% mindful eating today
Today I ate my 3 meals and 2 snacks mindfully.
It was nice.
I often eat my breakfast mindful, taking in the colors, texture and flavors of oats and fruit of choice. Today I did it with my eyes closed, focusing on chewing every bite.
Mid... Read more
Maintenance without scale - Week 8
Last week I posted late, so this week was only 4 days, and pretty much like the previous one was: all fine, except mild overeating in the evenings.
But last night I did somewhat better with eating (grilled chicken, rice, steamed broccoli, s... Read more
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