Sunday, April 26, 2009

Reclaiming Balance

This week, I will try to do these things that I haven't been doing in a very long time.
  • Leave work around 6:00 and finish whatever work I need to after dinner instead of staying at work until 7 or after as I have been for months.
  • Make dinner at home at least 3 times (myself or help hubby)
  • Pack my lunch at least 2 times.
  • Wear my contact lenses 2 days, instead of just lazily tossing on my glasses
  • Put on make up at least one day
  • Walk at least one morning with Yeats
  • Walk at least 2 evenings with Yeats
  • Eat the 100 calorie snacks I took to work instead of indulging in something worse for me. I had eschewed these snacks feeling natural foods were better. . .and I still think that . . .but hell, if I'm going to eat a huge $2.99 brownie or get a milkshake mid afternoon, I think I'd be better off with a 100 calorie pack of Goldfish or fake Oreos. . .

I don't feel excited about this or particularly confident. . . but just doing one thing once will give those feelings a little kick in the butt. . .


  1. Hey, those 100 cal. snack packs are alright b/c even if you ate two or three, it would still save you a bunch of calories compared to if you ate regular Oreos or Cheez-its. ;)
    Oh, and I just got a harness for the "puppy" so I'm going to have to start walking with him to make him tamer! he he

  2. There ya go. One thing built upon another...

    I wish you success.

  3. One foot in front of the other - that's how you'll get to where you're going. It's good that you wrote it all out - I always find that to be a great help. Good luck.

  4. its ok, I lazily toss on my glasses all the time :)

  5. I think it's a great idea to write a list. So many things that we want to do but the week slips by. I may follow your example and create my own. Good luck with yours!

  6. What I really like about this post is your title, "Reclaiming Balance" sounds so confident and proactive - taking back something you know belongs to you. I kind of wish you had kept that tone in your post, but just the acknowledgment that you've had that balance before and will again seems like a great first step in itself.

  7. Balance? what is that? Oh, something to reclaim, right? I once had labyrinthitis (inside the ear probolem), really messed up my world for quite a while. But now only jumps back at me now and again.
    Balance in my eating habits is a day to day thing. Balance while standing on the top of a step ladder? Fat chance. Exercise - I ride a tricycle! Great exercise! Really, Best to you, love your blog. ... my mind says I'm 27,Pat.


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