My 16-month mark falls on the Labor Day holiday and I am inspired to explore the meaning of the word labor and how it is connected to my journey. As a verb, labor means to work hard; make great effort. Synonyms for labor are grind away, struggle, strive, exert oneself. I would say that labor is the perfect word to describe actions needed to build a strong mindset. Laboring on mindset, working hard on what I believe it takes to achieve my goals has been a game changer. Mindset, I am continuing to learn, is the cornerstone of my journey.
Another great listen from STEM-Talk . Dr. Diamond’s interview is very accessible (not too “sciencey”) and informative. Check out the links in the podcast show notes to hear more from Dr. Diamond.
My recent Crononmeter post describes 2 features of this tracking app that I am finding valuable – adding notes and biometrics. The biometrics menu has an option to track mood, quantified in milligiggles. I love it! I am finding that simply pulling up this tracking option makes me smile.
I found an app that will allow inclusion of non-food information. The first function that won me over is the ability to add custom notes before and after meals which is important if you are tracking information like level of hunger or emotions related to consuming food.
Today is day 9 of the 30 day Affirmation Challenge. I felt it was time to update my personal affirmations and why’s. In the spirit of keeping things simple, my updated version has be streamlined a bit. I have also recommitted to consistently saying them out loud at least once a day. I hope you find the practice as valuable as I do!
I was recently listening to Primal Potential podcast 352: Overcoming Doubt & Creating Consistency . This is one of her longer podcasts and is totally worth the listen. About 15 minutes into the podcast she began talking about how she wants to feel amazing every single day. And you know what, so do I. The context of her statement was related to actively striving to feel amazing and how that goal can shape our choices.
One year and 2 months following my adopted lifestyle of nutritional ketosis finds me experiencing a plateau with regard to scale weight loss. Good thing I am not too concerned. Good thing that fat loss/weight loss is not a linear process, as are most roads to achieving goals. Good thing that, THIS time, I fully embrace the concept that I am building a lifestyle that I will not turn away from.
In spite of the massive shrinkage (the culinary term is wilting) that occurs when introducing heat to fresh spinach, lately it is my favorite veggie side. Sauteed with butter, garlic and any other seasonings of choice, yields a fast and tasty side dish.