No BIW lesson on Sundays.
I haven't created my entire weightloss plan yet. I wanted to clarify with Dean the difference between the weightloss manifesto and the eating philosophy as written in "Make Shift Happen". The manifesto is a list of beliefs and understandings about the topic of weightloss whereas the philosophy is more like a list of boundaries or rumble strips. Both would be a part of a healthy eating system.Today I will put down what I have so far.
Paula's Optimal Health Manifesto
1) Eat Paleo - I believe that my body cannot handle grains, dairy, legumes, sweeteners and bad oils not to mention processed foods. These foods affect my mental and physical health and therefore my quality of life. They may also affect my future health due to my family history of cancer, thrombosis, heart disease and stroke. This is a life or death issue.
2) Collect Data - Weighing, & Measuring my body is important to understanding the state of my health. The numbers say nothing about me personally. Tracking my food intake allows me to keep within my boundaries and prevents me from going too far off track.
3) Exercise - I believe that exercise helps shape my body and my attitude. Having a plan for exercise is essential to my health. It also has a social component. I get out of the house and socialize with other members of my community. I have a weekly exercise calendar.
4) Sleep - Sleep is the single most important factor in my ability to avoid poor eating. I will have a separate, very specific sleep plan to deal with this issue.
5) Brutal Honesty and Forgiveness - Yes, I will binge. I have too deep a history with food to expect a complete recovery. But, when I binge I must evaluate why I binged, accept my responsibility for it and get out of binge mode as quickly as possible. I keep a journal for this purpose.
6) Visual Systems - I need to see and re read my healthy eating manifesto and related systems often. Therefore they will be posted in my home in a place where they will be unobtrusive, but available often for reference.