Friday, May 1, 2009

Statement of Intent

Self-Eval, originally uploaded by Soasa Designs.

I have something I need to declare, and I need to state it publicly because it's harder to back out of something once you've told other people you'll do it (I hope.) Starting tomorrow (only because I already can't remember today's list) I'm writing every single thing I eat or drink in that little book in the image above (which also happens to be my impromptu knitting idea book, so the incentive to carry it around is good.)I haven't decided what to do with that information yet.

I think I just need to take stock.

I know I eat a ton of those cute high-fiber crackers with suns and wheat stalks imprinted on them.
I know I eat a ton of lite Finlandia cheese (cream cheese but a lot lighter.)
I know I eat a lot of Activia yogurts, because they have the best flavors...(unfortunately the low-fat one's suck.)
I eat a lot of tomatoes...

My energy is really low, and I'm always hungry.
I can't summon the energy to go out with Ceci and friends because I can't handle having to speak The Language all night.
My mood is swinging violently.
I can't seem to kick the cough lodged in my chest.
I think I'm sleeping way too much.

I think I'll add also that I'm keeping track of how much I sleep, how much I get out of the house and how my energy levels feel throughout the day.

Basically I want to be able to write a post like this. Or this. Or this.

I feel like with all the hustle before I left for this trip I didn't get to do my yearly self-evaluation and re-adjustment and I think now is the time. Something's gotta give or I'm going to waste this adventure away...


Tina M. said...

Good for you! I wish you all luck in your journey. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Robin,

I am doing this now using a computer program. I find that keeping track makes me more conscious of the little snacks I eat and so I have minimized them. My goal was to reduce the amount of dietary fat I consumed - double the calories of anything else - and is sometimes tough to digest so it slows you down.

Work at it - and do some walking/exercising to chew up some calories. That'll be good, too.

Love, Jack

BetteJo said...

I pretty much know what I'm eating every day - I'm making much better choices on the whole. Bad news - it hasn't affected my weight because I still can't get the exercise routine consistent. Good news - I do seem to have more energy. Just eating more salads and more fresh fruit. Less processed food. Drinking more water.
For what it's worth. Hope your notebook helps!

Robin Marie said...

Thank you all so much for your support! It really means a lot to me to know I have it. So far so good. I think simply making the decision to be more aware of my actions is helping.


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