1% goal for the week, mindful eating!

So you remember last week I mentioned I was going to do the 1% goal and each week do something different with it? I chose mindful eating for the week and I managed to actually do it! And I can honestly say the food tastes way different when you mindfully eat! When you chew slow, take your time, eat slow, it makes a huge difference. I really noticed it. I can honestly say it did me good to do this! I am feeling great after it!
I mindfully ate dinner three nights this week. I cooked my food, sat down, got out my fork, slowly put food on it, slowly put it in my mouth and I savoured every bite! I chewed it slowly, I tasted every mouthful, I am so proud of me! It wasnt easy, as I was used to eating really fast! Eating without noticing much of anything.
It worked out well and I am delighted!
Now for next weeks 1% goal, I am going to take 20 minutes each day to read! I read a lot, but I dont purposefully take time out each day to just sit with my book, sometimes I am rushing around, and I forget, so this next week, I am going to do everything I can to actually read and finish my book and maybe even read another one!

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1% it starts today!

A blogger I follow is doing a 1% improvement goal, meaning you do one or two small things, achievable things, each day, that will help you improve your life, and feel better!
So I decided I will do this too! Starting today!
For this week my 1% goal is to practice mindful eating every day!Normally I am so hungry when I eat that I wolf down my food! I dont really chew it or eat it slowly. This week I will try to do that. I feel its important to taste what I am eating!
I’ll post about how it went next week, so look for a post titled 1% goal! Each week I’ll post my new goal for that week, along with the results of last weeks goal.

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2019 New years goals!

Ok, I dont make resolutions but… I thought I’d list some of my new years goals! Goals I’d like to accomplish in 2019!

1 Continue to lose weight! I’m now down over 2 stone! In only 8 months! I have 4 more stone to lose, for my US readers thats about 60 pound! I plan on continuing to go to slimming world this year, and I plan on losing it all!

2 Continue with therapy. Continue on my healing journey, and continue to make peace with my past!

3 Have some adventures! I am planning to go on vacation a few times this year, with family. Our first one will be in Febuary, for my nieces 11th birthday. I love adventure, and I love vacations!

4 Study! I start college next week. I am doing a year long course in mental health in the community. I plan on working super hard at it. Learning is something that I love.

5 Continue volunteering at friendly call! My volunteer work is so rewarding. And its something I am good at and something I really love. This coming year I plan on doing more of that.

6 Going to family events! My cousin is making his communion in May, my other cousin is getting married in June, so we have two big family gatherings! Sometimes family gatherings are hard for me, so this year I plan on working on that with my therapist! I plan on going, and making memories, good memories, and on making the days count.

7 Working hard at recovery, in every sense. Not just therapy, but my overall recovery, my physical health, mental health, spiritual health, too! I plan on doing some really deep healing work this coming year.

So…2019 here I come! If I can achieve some or all of these goals I’ll be a very happy camper!

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Todays goals!

Today I have only a few goals. Mostly my goal today is to get out of the house. After the accident and all I’ve been stuck in the house all week. If I wasnt in the house then I was running around with my mom and sister trying to sort things out after the accident. So today I am going to have some me time. I am going out. Going to the basement club. There is a recovery group starting there today. A holistic recovery group. I am also going to a meeting about us forming a social committee. My friend Norma is also going with me. She recently joined the basement club. So I am picking her up at 10:30 and we’re going down there together. It should be a nice day. So other than doing that I dont have too much else I want to do today. All I really want to do is socialise with others. If I can do that today I’ll be very happy and I will consider that an achievement.

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Goals update…

I’ve completed most of my goals for today so I am happy.

I showered, first thing when I woke up.

I saw my gp. That went well.

I read a little. My book is good and I think I will become addicted soon lol.

I ate lunch, a nice sandwich of chicken and stuffing and a big fruit salad.

I havent been to slimming world yet but I am going tonight and I am hoping I’ve lost weight.

carol anne

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