Learning. I’m in this, come with me

I have a lot to post today. I will be all over the place because I am typing on a phone. I will try to keep it orderly. 🙂

Ok. For starters- It’s day six for me, and I’m still going strong. No wavering. I am looking forward to tomorrow which is weigh day.

This morning I listened to my inside out weight loss program Number nine. It is entitled “continuous improvement”. In it Renée talks about the concept or philosophy of kaizen. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but look for it and give it a listen, it is really good stuff.

http://podcasts.personallifemedia.com/podcasts/216-inside-out-weight-loss/episodes/3322-continuous-improvement-part

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This is now my home page on my phone. Credit to: http://iamkaizen.com/

Another link I have in my reader :
http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2009/09/personal-kaizen-tips-for-your-continuous-improvement.html

Next: had a delicious nutriblast today to make up for the yucky one yesterday. I rushed out the door and didn’t get a picture, but the ingredients were- Avocado, spinach, watercress, ginger, half of a pear, half cup of mixed berries frozen, flax seed, and a banana.

I found a new snack that I am totally in love with. It’s an acquired taste, but for all its goodness, I can deal with it. It’s brown sugar and sea salt seaweed. This is my new candy!!!!! Yes!
See below. I’m on 1% and not going to get up to charge the phone as I’m icing my knees!

Work was good today, I drive for a living and get the chance to daydream and think a lot. Today I started thinking about the question that Dr. Phil made popular a while ago, and that is- “How is it working for you?” I began thinking about why being overweight or how being overweight is working for me. And without getting too deep into my psyche, I realized that I am just not happy. I have very little things around me that make me happy, and I don’t know if it’s an excuse or if it’s the truth, but I’ve always said I like food, and food makes me happy.

Today I decided to change that. I also decided to use the philosophy of kaizen to my advantage. Here is where some serious journal work comes in to play. Do you keep a journal?

Tonight after I worked out, to Kukuwa again, I decided to get on Netflix and see if there were any documentaries that were interesting. I found two. The first one is simply called “Happy”, and the second one is a National Geographic study called “Stress: Portrait of a killer”. Both were very good. I will incorporate these into my new journey.

This evening before coming home, I stopped by the use sporting-goods shop, and pleasantly found out that the used weights were $.25 a pound on sale instead of $.60 a pound! So that was a good thing. I bought my tot two 1 pound dumbbells coated in pink plastic, I bought oh 16 more pounds of weight for myself and dumbbells with quick release springs or whatever you call them.

One last link. Whether it’s true or false, I’ve seen this video a few times, and I am inspired by it. Bottom line, never give up.

Finally, Count your blessings – life is really not that hard. Try to de-stress, laugh a little, have compassion, try to be happy. Things really aren’t that bad. They could always be soooo much worse.

Got to go. It’s going to be a late night, the tot took a late nap from 6 PM until midnight!

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About Violet

I am a dreadlocked mom of a teen and a tot, originally from the east coast, now living in the really hot- most of the time- desert. I am a "used to be" story. I used to be happy, a cyclist, a 100lb loser, a 30-something, a practicing Buddhist, and an all aorund smart ass and go getter. I gained 70 pounds back, my knee issues caught up with me, I relished in fast food, stress, lost my enthusiasm, and became jaded. I hated everything. Grump, grump. Well... I woke up from this coma and decided to take control and share that journey with you. So, here's to my next 40 years... come along, and feel free to dish it and keep me in check. I can take it! :)

Posted on March 7, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. thank you ina! i juuuuust might go ahead and show my face. why not? people know i’m “plus sized” and so what, i’m doing something about it… so juuuust maybe. thank you for the comment. no soda, no coffee— YOU!?!?!? that’s love right there! 🙂 my vice was chinese food (MSG) and i was sooo ready for that buffet after the teen was born. ha!

    ok, you keep up the work, too. it’s a process. no quick fixes, learning, and keepin on keepin on. how corny? but you know what i mean.

    i’m gonna hold you to that! fire up the nutribullet and share some recipes when you can.

  2. Damn girl! very cool! I love your writing. I have to congratulate you on posting the pic. That is a brave thing to do. I must say, you don’t look bad! But I know what it is to look at ourselves with our own eyes. It’s funny, when we’re pregnant we’re so conscious of everything that goes into our mouths but once they’re out we’re back to our old habits. I did the same exact thing. I was so healthy, ate right, quit smoking, I ONLY drank water (except the two 7-ups…). Yep, I even gave up coffee…. After breast feeding was over, it all came back like a flood! I often think why won’t I care for myself as much as I cared for her? With that I realized I still have some work to do on my self… THAT is a never ending venture I think. It seems there’s always room for improvement but what else am I going to do with my time here? I give you major KUDO’s! Keep it up! We’ll see where we’re both land at years end…. 🙂

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