Thursday, April 21, 2011

Something I Thought I'd Never Hear

My Dr. told me yesterday that I am not eating enough sugar.  What?  Really?  Except for three donuts...I know, I know...I haven't had any sugar for three weeks.  Apparently, I cut back too far and have been getting dizzy.  I have to incorporate more fruit into my diet.  Last night I ate some red grapes.  They were so sweet it was almost too much.  Almost.  I guess my sweet buds have gotten sensitive. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More Than I Wanted

I have been meaning to get back into the gym, but my back has been bothering me.  My doctor referred me to a Physical Therapist.  I'm going three times a week and doing an hour of exercise twice a day.  Well, I wanted to start exercising again.  I was thinking more of the thirty minutes three times a week kind, where I would run on the treadmill.  This is more than I bargained for, but I really need it and if it will help with my pain, then I'm all for it. 

I've lost twelve pounds so far.  On track.

I've started the first draft of my secret project.  All is well.

I did my first motivational book pass-it-on today.  I sent a copy of Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins to a friend of mine.  This book really helped me break free of some destructive habits.  I love the idea of "leverage activities".  If you are going to make a change, make it one that will have a large impact.  Get the most bang for your buck.  Change is very hard for me, so this strategy is key. 

Another day in the books.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Super-Secret Project

I've started to become very superstitious when it comes to my writing.  This comes from analyzing my failed attempts at finishing a book.  My process usually looks something like this:  I get really excited about a project, I get the darned thing outlined, I start writing, and then I start talking about it.  It is this "talking about it" part that I am growing excessively superstitious about.  What happens is that I get so excited about my project, I use up all my creative energy talking, talking, talking.  Then, when I sit down to write...nothing. 

So, I'll say, I'm working on something very exciting.  Possibly life-changing.  But, I'm saving the details for the page.  I have a workable outline.  I am going to have to streamline it, though.  It is non-fiction and that is new for me.  Okay, off to do some research.

photo by Michal Marcol