I know this post is a bit late due to being on vacation the beginning of June. And now I can’t even remember the month of May which maybe isn’t such a bad thing! I really want to keep looking forward these days.
This is not really going so great. Actually it is just not going as I thought but that is to be expected. I am shopping more at the farmer’s market and doing a decent job of only eating when hungry. This is harder with school being out but I think I can adjust. At least I am not gaining any weight. At this point in time I will simply soldier on through the summer and see what happens. Frankly I am tired of thinking about food all the time. I have scaled back on my cooking which has had the effect of me eating less. Go figure. With the heat I am looking at more salads and fruit. If I didn’t I have to cook for the family life would be a lot easier and healthier.
I have found a balance with walking on the treadmill enough, but not so much that I dread it. I have not been swimming as much as I would like because of my allergies. I do not know if the pollen is worse this year or if I am getting more sensitive but my sinuses are making me quite miserable. It seems to be more windy than usual this time of year and I wonder if that is a factor?
On the hormonal front the rollercoaster seems to have flattened out a bit. No period at all this month, whew! But I have had a few weepy days. One day I started crying out of the blue, no idea what triggered it. Luckily I was home alone.
Feet to the fire: Weight on 1 June 144.6 lbs. I did yoga 21 days and only missed doing PT for my shoulder 3 days. I can live with these numbers.
At the start of the month I gave my office a good clearing out. It began with a plan to do a few shelves and then it spread to a few more spaces and finished off with doing the two bottom drawers of the file cabinet. It was an oddly satisfying way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I am loving my time in my office.
So far the “Summer Plan” is working out quite well. It does take a lot of energy and patience in the morning but in the afternoon we each get a bit of time to ourselves so I can get some work done (take a nap) as needed. I am happy I started right from day one of summer break so there were no bad habits to unlearn for either of us.
I went back to using a habit tracker for May. I really do find it helps me get things done. My favorite thing to do right now is my coloring meditation. I am finding it very soothing these days. And I am thrilled with the progress I am making organizing my digital photos. I am done the first run through of making albums by date and event and now I am going to go back and make some albums of different groupings. I was surprised to find I am really enjoying this task.
See you next month. Geez I hope I have nothing but positive results to report!