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Goals and stuff

I’ve been able to cross a few things off from my goals list these past couple of days. I was really sick on Sunday evening and ended up passing out from pain and nausea really early. I think the rest did me some good because I woke up the next morning feeling refreshed, rested and motivated.

One of the first things that occurred to me was related to my food issues. I’ve struggled with food for so long and when I weighed myself the other day I saw (not surprisingly) that I had gained 3 more pounds. Needless to say, I wasn’t impressed and it was a pretty good reminder that I need to take control. I realized rather suddenly that this isn’t as big of a task as I had made it out to be. I have managed to switch to a vegetarian diet and maintain it, so I can certainly cut out cut down on the junk food in my diet.

I ate really well on Monday, motivated by this new revelation and I felt great! I've continued to eat well yesterday and today.

I am reminded again that sleep is a very important piece of the puzzle. It makes a huge difference in my mental clarity and perspective.

I have completed reading the copy of the Tao Teh Ching that my Chinese neighbours had their family bring in from China as a gift for me. I don’t understand the characters but I love looking at them and trying to match them up with the English translation. It’s an interesting translation, presumably done by someone who is not an English native speaker and there are a few oddly phrased sentences (even for Lao Tze!). Finishing it means that I get to cross it off of my goals list and have now read 4 books that I own without buying any new ones! Go me!!

I also gave flowers to one of my friends “just because”, wrote a poem (not one of my better ones but I need to unblock myself) and made a home cooked meal for myself. Three more things from my list. It feels good.
Sounds like your goals are progressing nicely then, eh? I think I'll add the Tao Teh Ching to my book reading list for the year...

Yup, I'm quite happy with the progress. Still some things to implement on a more regular basis but I'm happy so far with the results.