Can you see a theme here?! I’m a numbers gal and I have to say today’s consecutive 3rd day AF is a good one. They aren’t always but I guess combined with the fact that I’m on vacation … well it’s been awesome.
First off – I slept in and when I woke, I did not place any demands or overwhelm myself. I know there’s TONS to do but I’m trying to really get a grasp again and get grounded with what ‘matters most’ to me. Too often I try to do too much of too many things and then I feel like I’m spinning my wheels and getting nowhere.
It felt good to just follow my feelings and not have any demands placed on me as I was off today and alone at home.
I’ve been really re-thinking all the ways I put myself out there and I’ve come to the realization that what means the most to me, and what has made the BIGGEST difference in my journey is focusing no my Lose ‘da Booze mission if you will! It’s MY ‘ONE’ thing that leads to so many other good things including my weight loss progress and consistency in working out more.
I feel very much at peace with my decision to simply aim for the 300 days in 2017 AF rather than be completely AF. I had/have doubts at times that I will reach that 300 day goal – given that I only have 5 days left to play with for the entire balance of this year and it’s only July 12th. But I know too that when I put my mind to something and stay focused, I can do ANYTHING!
I spent most of the day on the computer with my LDB group and some of my other health related groups on Facebook and SparkPeople. I started to gather my blogs from my FIRST successful 100 Day challenge and sharing it month by month with the LDB group. I find it is a great resource for anyone starting out to see how it feels early on and a good reminder for ME to go back to when I am having doubts.
Blogging is my therapy and my love too! I have always loved to write and this comes naturally to me and it helps me along this journey as well.
It’s now just about supper time and with my scheduled ‘eating’ window – it’s time to get some steaks on the BBQ and end my eats by 6:30pm. I’m experimenting with Intermittent Fasting (IF) with an 8 hour eating window (today’s fast was broken at 11:30am). I am so far only on day 2 of this but liking the control it’s giving me and how it takes away the obsession of what’s next to eat too. It’s kind of a complement to my AF goals! As many of you may have experienced – what often happens when you stop drinking alcohol – you may begin to have crazy cravings and hunger and this is normal. This IF is helping with that… giving me a bit more of a sense of control!
So here’s to Day 3 in a row AF and day 133! Cheers with today’s flavor of Kombucha (another AF drink I have started drinking that has tons of health benefits)!