It works to have a goal that you keep in mind while you are making your decisions. This week it is 200.8 and there are two rules that I have made. No delivery allowed and no high fat content meals, only low-fat choices. This second one is going to be bothersome because I like my high fat choices, mostly Chinese foods all cooked in copious amounts of oil. I can do it though. Oils are considered the number one health risk because they are so bad for the body compared to any other food type.
I’m surprised I’ve blogged as much as I have but I don’t think that I have always gotten the idea that blogging can be saving more than a journal or diary page; it can be sharing my thoughts with loads of strangers too. What have I been doing? I can make Weight Watchers work for me but because I have found that being vegan has made me fall in love with eating and food. I transitioned into being vegan first reading a few books, the Kind Diet, Vegan Main Street, and then going vegan at home but not out at restaurants. I got up to 75 % vegan for the months of October, November and December of 2012 and then January 1, 2013 I became a vegan. Now I have favorite restaurants in town to eat vegan meals both vegan restaurants and non vegan restaurants, like Mexican restaurants with amazing burritos. I have fallen in love with using the Berkeley Public Library, too, and when I find a book I want to read anywhere I go online and order the book through the bpl.org website to be held for me to pick up. I save money, don’t buy unnecessary books, and they’re available whenever I want them. I have realized that if I cannot be around people who share a common care in the world, I should try to be around people who care about something and to this end I am going to try to find a good fit for volunteering for an organization. First I must find organizations with a volunteer coordinator because most nonprofits are filled with paid positions now. Then I must find the right interest and activity that will keep my interest for a while. I have also learned that a goal is only as good as long as it is in mind. One cannot have a goal and hope to realize it every once in a while. That has been a big change in how I organize what I am doing, reading, and thinking about. I am centered around a dream and a life goal with expectations, disappointments, images, and feelings. And I think I am going to realize it.