No real band news to share. I am still searching for answers on my eye issue and now have an appt with a retinol specialist (good grief).
My next fill is 22 April. I am ready.. I still have some restriction, so I am not complaining.
But what I did want to write about today is some soul searching I have been exploring over the last week or so.
I have a new set of challenges for myself and to get myself going I have laid out a new set of Life Rules..
First - No more diets.
I am banded and that's that. I willl eat what I want, as long as it goes down with out me sliming away. I don't care if I lose a pound a week or a pound a month. I am losing and that's all that counts. No more WL goals. It is what it is..
Second - Simplify Life. And estabish better Life/Work balance.
I do a terrible job at this.. My job is all consuming. Yes I need my job, benifits and all of the other perk crap that comes along with it, but why do I have to work with so many A-holes and so many hours into the evening? Only I know this answer, but still I need to remind myself there are only so many hours on earth that we get, and do I want to spend my dwindling balance arguing with a bunch of A-holes?? Hell no.. I need to be in charge with how I choose to exert my energy and it's not going to be arguing with A-holes at work.
Third - Get Rid of Stuff -
I have too much stuff.. why do we need to accumulate so much stuff. And then we buy things to store the stuff in and then never remember to use the stuff we have. This goes for many things in my life, clothes, cars, house items (how many set of king size bed sheets do I need to have in my closet). It's time to liquidate and get rid of stuff.
Fourth - Live in the Moment -
I spend alot of time planning (for tomorrow, next year, next life).. so much so I forget to enjoy today.. So why not live in the here and now and enjoy the current moment. Have you ever been around people who just seem to live in the moment? It is a true delight. They seem to connect with you, with what you are saying and are not preoccupied with what they want to say and be heard saying. Living in the Moment means really connecting with what you are doing (and finding joy in it even when its not enjoyable). A drive home in traffic can be crappy or you can make it enjoyable by putting on favorite music. It's what you make it.. Life doesn't owe you..
So there you have it.. not exciting to read, but it is what has been on my mind and now I have put it into words.
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the terrifc weather.. (wear your sunglasses and sunscreen or you will get wrinkltes and cataracts)... Be well