A New Leaf

I’m tempted to write a post about how I’m going to turn over a new leaf.

Regular readers will know that I’ve already dieted, eaten more fruit and vegetables and decluttered the house on a regular basis. Or, more accurately, I really, honestly, sincerely meant to do all those things.

The fact that my shirts are now tighter than they used to be and my total clutter total has been reduced by two bags of books indicates that things might not be progressing according to plan. The fruit and veg plan isn’t going too badly, though it does rely on a fairly liberal view of what counts as fruit and veg. Chocolate, fruit flavoured sweets and tomato ketchup are, according to my view, all acceptable. They aren’t necessarily as good as kale, apples and avocados, but they’re better than nothing.

I’m looking at various ways of improving on this. One way is what they call “reframing”. I learnt about that when they sent me to speak to someone about my weight. Basically, as I understand it, it means that if something goes wrong you take a step back, look at what happened and have another go. So I’ve stepped back, I’ve examined events and I’ve come up with a new plan.

I’ve decided to stop worrying about my weight, so that’s the weight problem solved. I’m going to add the jam in doughnuts and the cherries on Belgian buns to my list of “fruit” so that’s another item ticked off the list.

That just leaves the clutter. If I can find the book on decluttering that I bought a few months ago, I’ll finish reading it and then give it away. Every little helps…


27 thoughts on “A New Leaf

  1. tootlepedal

    It is hard trying to keep up with such a role model as you, Quercus. I have tried today and had some strawberries, cream and meringue for my pudding thus evening. I am reframing my stomach profile rather then my viewpoint.

  2. jodierichelle

    It is hard to know how to be one’s best self. Trying too hard makes me anxious. but not trying hard enough makes me depressed. So, I understand the struggle for sure. I think Donnalee might know what’s going on. . .

  3. ChasingSernity

    The gin I drink has juniper berries, so there’s fruit sorted. I am going to count the eggs and milk in cake as well. Being healthy is bloody exhausting.

  4. Helen

    I guess you have made little progress because fundamentally there are other more interesting things to do. That said, fruit and veg are delicious… how about carrot cake?

  5. Donnalee

    I have decided to become a complete bum, in the hobo-dilettante sense of the word. I tried all the industrious worthy stuff and it’s just not for me today. *shrug*

      1. Donnalee

        I think the actual real Secret Of Life (registered trademark) is to enjoy, to have compassion, learn how things work. Ideally that would include health and body wellness, but I’m a bit of a blob in that regard lately, sad to say. Bill and Ted summed the philosophy up for me–“Party on and be excellent to each other”, to paraphrase. I should dance around more though and maybe that’d do miracles in the fitness area.

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