|Surf meets the turf|
I'm choosing a rule, with a sub-rule from Refuse to Regain (by Barbara Berkeley, MD) to write about. My opinions are my own, your experience may vary. I would highly recommend the book.
Rule 2, Step 2
Add while subtracting:
This rule & step deals with adding new things back into your life during the first year of weight maintenance. The author gives different ideas for changing exteriors, interiors, environment, and spirit. The idea is to add in new things to your life to replace "thrill" eating and any other subtraction you may have made since being overweight.
For interiors, I'm studying for a test for work and reading weight maintainers blogs. Also listening to my favorite podcasts, Everyday Paleo- by Sarah Fragoso, Make Shift Happen Show by Dean Dwyer, The Paleo Solution- Robb Wolf while I go about de-cluttering.
For environment, I'm attempting to de-clutter and I have a whole new living area, compliments of some very kind relatives who were moving. Added to that our 2 new tortoiseshell kittens.
Changing my spirit, still working on that one. If I can squeeze in some volunteer work in an area that is near and dear to my heart. If time runs out, I can pursue that opportunity early next year.
I like it. It's nice to identify with a new way of living and the thin me. I would not dream of going back to the old way. Like a switch that is permanently moved.