I can’t tell you the numerous things that I have learned since arriving on the Big Island of Hawaii. There are too many to count since my attachment to this island grows daily, sometimes hourly. Granted, I live on an island that most would deem paradise. Okay, there’s that–the constant perfect weather, the warm water, the smell of flowers everywhere you walk, the fact that you can plant ANYTHING and it will be higher than your head in a month or two, the sunsets, the constant dolphin show…and many, many, other things.
Yet there is one thing that has been the eye opener…my inspiration…an understanding that has given me an idea of how I desire to live for the rest of my life. Continue reading
Sometimes I stray from the path. I won’t know when it started, or exactly why, but one day I’ll realize that I just haven’t been eating as great as I would like. As I have progressed in my journey, I am now capable of catching it before it goes too long and too far, but that used to not be the case. I stay between a five pound radius and have kept there for over ten years, so I know this method works. Having once been outside of a fifty pound radius…believe me. We don’t want to allow too much leeway without a little bit of a reset button every once in a while. I think this is why so many people find it hard to maintain once they have lost. They stay strong and steady for a while and then, they think, “I’ve got this now,” and the leniency begins.
I believe the leniency is important–BECAUSE BALANCE IS IMPORTANT!! Yet what I also believe, is that reigning it back in is just as important. So I do this every couple of months (if I feel like I’m a little more lax than I want to be or if I feel I’ve gained a couple of pounds). So I’ll begin to tell you how I lose the leniency weight. Continue reading