Spicy Herbed Chicken Thighs, Creamed Spinach and Avocado
Confession time. I haven't been exercising. I have only been meditating sporadically. And, I've been feeling kind of "down" and "tired" a lot of the time. This isn't unusual. It's been with me most of my life. Still, I thought there might be merit in mentioning it.
I've managed to stick to my diet plan quite successfully but not a heck of a lot more than that. And I want to do more than what I'm presently doing. I'm just not satisfied with my current rate of progress. The weight loss side of things is going a-okay. But, there's more to it than that. A lot more.
I really believe that the best way to part ways with my past is by incorporating more order in my present and future. I've just started using a daily planner my wife gave me.
There are a few harsh realities that I think I need to come to grips with:
1. Even though I'm a "night owl" by nature, I really need to bring myself closer to nature's clock. Fall asleep earlier and rise earlier too. Start my days, with a plan, and get as much done as early as possible.
2. I need to document things like a tax accountant. My daily planner shall become my new best friend. We'll likely have a love-hate relationship or vice versa.
3. Setting time-limits will become important. I'm quite tortoise-like in my demeanor. That probably needs to change. How? I don't know. Maybe more coffee. Maybe better focus via meditation. Maybe eating more rabbit. There's a will and there must be a way.
I feel like I must acknowledge that I'm not really looking forward to much of this. It'll be a chore, mostly. But, like Jimmy Moore mentioned in his menu today: At one point, "we" considered reducing "our" carb intake to be a chore as well. And that was a change for the better. Perhaps this will be too.
I hope you'll join me on this little experiment. Even as a spectator. See where I succeed and fail. Learn from my many missteps and day-to-day victories. That alone would be a measure of success, as far as I'm concerned.
I thank you all for your continued support and kindness. It really does help me to feel less alone in this world.