rebuilding the temple - month 1: choke hold.

Lost (Total): 2 pounds

Okay, how many times do I say "Haven't lost any weight -- didn't work out consistently -- ate a tub of lard in protest" before you want to unsubscribe, give up on me, hunt me down to scream at me, stab me in the face, or all of the above?

Let's see, shall we?!

Kidding!  I'm truly not that foolish.  So, I've decided to loosen the choke hold on this project and just update once a month -- on the 1st Fridays.  I'm doing this for several reasons:

1: I visited my ND this week, and based on her observations, she told me to pull back on the things that make this Get Healthy journey stressful.  Reporting that I've done nothing on the exercise front -- even when it's because I've been too ill to even walk to the bathroom without screaming bloody murder from the aches and pains of the flu -- was starting to give me heart palpitations.

2: This is a total lifestyle change, and I've found that when I need to do that, I can't ***MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT!!!***  See me making a big deal out of it there?  The weekly updates are a form of me doing that.  So yeah, I can't do that anymore.  Oddly enough, if I want this to stick, I need to be subtle, almost have it sneak up on me.  I know, I'm a freak.

3: I have a couple of other projects that need my focus more right now.  Reporting on this just adds to the brain clutter, and simplifying my life is one of the side projects here that I'll be pulling into the limelight and making into a prime blog focus.

4: It's starting to become an obsession offline.  And I know that when I'm freaking about every little thing I'm eating and getting down on myself for not exercising because "OMG, what am I going to tell my darling readers?!", I've got to pull back.

5: I don't want to bore you all with the same ol' same-old.

The important thing to remember here, folks, is that I'm still going to live healthfully and make my lifestyle changes.

I'm just not going to report them as often.

So, until the 1st of April, I'm going to continue to eat properly, continue to detox, continue to fit in my 100 pushups workouts, and continue to dance hula and do intervals alternately every day.

See?  I'm growing and accepting.  And I feel like I've lost 5 pounds of stress already.  :) 


  1. Allegedly Nikola Tesla (in his aged years) calculated the volume of the food he was eating at every meal. It only recently struck me that he was probably doing the same thing at the other end as well. --you know who

  2. I love you just the way you are

  3. @Anonymous: Mom?

    @Miss T: Aw, I love you too, bffie!

  4. Anonymous doesn't sound so much anonymous as he sounds like your Roomie. Don't get him talking about Tesla and pigeons.

    And, hey, two pounds is two pounds! It's in the right direction!

  5. Hmmm, I read that stress can have adverse effect on metabolism, cravings, blood sugar and fat storage. So, yeah, I think you're on the right track.
    Rock on, Nenette. And yes! 2lbs is 2lbs, as AB said.

  6. Stress definitely has a bad effect!

    One of the best things I ever did for getting in shape (and less sick) is reducing (actually mostly eliminating) processed foods, especially grains. I feel amazing now!