#WellnessUp – The Plan, The Accountability

Walking through H.A.L.T. was good for me. Some of the principles are echoed in Made To Crave. Specifically the theme of pre-planning and accountability.

I recently finished reading Chapters 3 and 4, which I sum up as “Planning” and “Accountability”. Having a Plan is crucial to Healthy Eating, and accountability is equally important. When brutally honest with myself, while I started a Facebook group to help give me accountability, I haven’t yet really started utilizing it.

When it comes to food, I need a plan. I need accountability.

I also realize I need accountability with my mood. I know Wellness is both Physical and Spiritual, however, “emotional” squeezes in there too somewhere, and it’s an area I’ve still been struggling with. While I can blame a lot of outside sources for this, the reality is, only I can really be accountable for my insides. Continue reading “#WellnessUp – The Plan, The Accountability”

#WellnessUp – Tired

HALT.Hungry.Angry_.Lonely.Tired_-300x245Tired.

I’ve blogged in the past about sleep (click here for that post). I assumed this week I’d sit down and reiterate the importance of sleep and yadda yadda.

Just search “effects of not sleeping enough” on Google and you’ll have plenty of articles to entertain yourself with. Yesterday I picked up a “PreventionGuide” from Prevention Magazine and read this on one of the pages:

Sleep loss is hazardous to your diabetes. After lack of sleep for two nights, people in one study had more of the hunger-inducing hormone ghrelin and less of the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin. That makes you more likely to overeat and crave refined carbs, which deliver a quick hit to your blood sugar.

Worse, lack of sleep makes you less able to process glucose. After just 6 days of sleep restriction, people develop insulin resistance, say researchers at the University of Chicago.

~PreventionGuide: Outsmart Diabetes, Spring 2015 Edition  Continue reading “#WellnessUp – Tired”

#WellnessUp – Lonely

HALT.Hungry.Angry_.Lonely.Tired_-300x245I’ve been going through the H.A.L.T. principle each week, and this week the focus is L.

Lonely.

If there is one thing I know from personal experience, the enemy loves using this tactic:
you’re all alone. No one gets you, no one understands, no one is going through what you are going through.

And I forget it. I forget it and trip up all over myself.

Just this morning I was attacked with this overwhelming sense of lonely.
Trapped. Stuck. Not understood. Suffocated.
While my description of lonely may differ from yours, the result is the same.
Lonely strips away confidence and focuses inward.

Continue reading “#WellnessUp – Lonely”