Tuesday, December 31, 2013
TWO HOURS LEFT OF 2013
Christmas is behind me and I did not go overboard nor did I eat as sensibly as I have done some years. I am settling down into developing my sustainable lifestyle.
I wrote the following into my journal on the Livin La Vida website.
Only two days left of 2013. I can't wait for it to be over. Crazy thinking I know.
In fact it's been an amazing year. We spent our 50th Wedding Anniversary in Hawaii. Wonderful time. We've been away from our house here at Matarangi for more than 4 months what with going to Hawaii, trips to Christchurch and house sitting.
I've experimented with Fat Fasting and Nutritional Ketosis. I've done two 5 km walks.
But here I am ending the year on a difficult note. I want to be positive. I want to know that I can still work at improving my health. I really want to do it.
So why am I failing at the moment?
I guess it's complicated. Only God can help me find my way.
Yesterday I tried and failed. Is failure on option?
It's not a word I'm happy with.
I need a positive spin. Something like this.
Failure is part of the route to success.
Only I can make that true.
Today I am probably fasting ... so far ony drinking keto coffee. I know that's a bit too drastic but I need to break out of some bad habits which have been accumulating over the past few months. The last two days have seen some imrovement but I keep slipping back into behaviours I want to change.
I've also done 30 + minutes on the cross-trainer. I put on our Route 66 CD. That brightened my day nicely.
The day began with a beautiful blue sky but now, middle of the day, looks as though we will get more rain. There was so much rain yesterday that there was flooding in several towns and some roads were closed temporarily at high tide. There were also a few slips, or landslides on the roas through the hills either side of us. Nothing that completely blocked us in for more than a short period.
I'll make an effort to come back tomorrow to say how today goes.
I have completed two days of fasting. What a way to start the New Year! It has been an ideal if radical way to get rid of some bad habits. Tomorrow will be more normal food.
We are seeing the New Year in with TV while neighbours let off their fireworks. Every now and then we jump as a loud canon noise goes off.
Photos were all taken on Christmas Day when John Jane and I went for a walk to shake down our lunch.