Hard to believe that it is the last Tuesday in February. And Happy Mardi Gras by the way. I forgot to wear beads today.
I missed posting about my One Little Word at the end of January, but this time I remembered. My OLW for 2020 is:
Naturally, I think of it in terms of food (because, well, I love food - love to eat, love to cook), but there are so many other ways to nourish ourselves whether it be through education, physical activity, relationships, self care, etc.
All my life I have been an avid reader. As a child one of my favorite places to go was the library. My best friend, Leslie, and I would spend hours together reading. (We used to set up lots of snacks and beverages.) But late last year I went into a reading slump and couldn't find anything that really appealed to me. So many books just seemed "meh" to me. Fortunately I believe that spell has ended. I think my reading tastes have somewhat altered as well. I've been reading more poetry and essays this year and find that they are what I crave. I'm happy that books are once again providing nourishment to moi.
Just about a year ago I made a huge change in my life. I started smoking in my mid-teens and last March (31st) I stopped! It was much easier than I imagined and though there are still a few times when I miss it, 98% of the time I never even think about it! I think I miss the ritual more than the actual smoking (which had begun to annoy me). I don't feel any different - no more energy, no less coughing (in fact my sinuses are worse!!). But, I'm happy to be nourishing my lungs and body with fresh air. (My wallet is a bit happy too - more yarn!!)
My focus now is on food. I'm moving to a more plant-based diet. I'm not interested in becoming vegetarian or vegan, but I do want to lose weight and get in shape. We have always had a healthy diet with lots of fresh produce, but as I've increased in age (ha!) the weight has come on. Probably a combination of things, but some change has been needed. Next week I'm meeting with a nutritionist. I'm pretty knowledgeable about what foods are "good" for you and what ones are "bad," but I'm hoping she can provide me with some tips and tricks that will help me on my journey to becoming a healthier person.
Finally - on the self-care end of things, I am booking a massage for next Saturday or Sunday. I have not had one since the Fall and I need one (physically and mentally).
And that's a wrap for me! Linking up with Honore for our OLW discussions.
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