I'm inspired by The StoneSoup but found myself going down that "magic bullet" thinking expressway to spending yet more money on diet books. Instead I bought Etta James Matriarch of the Blues. I think that was a better way to spend my money because today, I enjoyed my walk while listening to Etta's magical voice with no buyer's remorse. I have a feeling I'd feel I'd wasted $10 on The 4-Hour Body or What Makes Us Fat. I KNOW WHAT TO DO and don't need to spend any more money for some other self proclaimed expert's so-called advice.
That said, I'm still very much pondering a subscription to The StoneSoup's cooking classes. I want those recipes.
Sandrelle, at Keeping The Pounds Off, is true inspiration. She's found herself with a few extra lbs and instead of buying the latest diet book, she took herself to see a nutritionist to get real expert advice. The advice she received -and shared (thank you!) is sound, doesn't follow a fad and is doable. Balance.
So, I'm working on my own plan for balance in my food and movement. I've had a month of getting up early and I'm beginning to get used to it. It's time to add the next habit: mindful eating. Measured portions and balanced meals - mindfully prepared and mindfully savored.
And you may ask - how's the knitting coming along. My scarf is almost finished, but the little fingerless mittens have been giving me the devil. Here's how far I've done on the first of those:
The knitted garment underneath my start of a mitten is my incredible alpaca robe from Peruvian Connection. My D is a sweetie! That was a Christmas gift last year. So soft and snuggly!