Day six of Linda’s Just Jot it January and the first Stream of Consciousness post of the year. It is a double bonus in my book, combining the two!
Anyway without further ado, here is today’s prompt word.
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “eco.” Find a word that starts with “eco” or has “eco” in it, and base your post on that word. Have fun!
Economising is the name of the game in January! After the over-indulgence of the festive period, it is time to cut back.
That means not only trying to save money by not splashing out on things that I don’t need (this is going to be tricky) but also not stuffing my face with things that I don’t need (this is going to be trickier)! Hmmm, I notice a bit of a thing going on here, it seems like I can’t do things by halves, it is all or nothing!
Most people can be satisfied with a small chunk of a family sized chocolate bar. Not me, I will have the small chunk then go back for another, and another until I have polished off the lot! It is the same if I see something in the shops that I want, (mainly gadgets). I think that I am economising by buying that new set of pans or more recently, my new multicooker when in actual fact, I didn’t need them in the first place!
If only I could become as over-indulgent at the gym!
Linda’s back with us this week and has given us well to use as our prompt word for our Stream of Consciousness post.
[clickToTweet tweet=”What does being ‘well’ mean to you? #SoCS #health” quote=”What does being ‘well’ mean to you?”] Is it the way you feel when you are healthy, things are going along nicely in your life and everything at work is just tickety-boo? Or is it that you are just grateful that you are alive and have a job, family and friends?
As some of you may know I am striving to make changes in my life so that I lose weight and become healthier, that also includes exercise of course, all of which is a bit of a struggle for me.
I am hoping that it will improve my well-being too. It is not that I feel unwell at the moment but I am overweight, have diabetes type 2 and suffer with anxiety and depression. I know that the exercise is good for my mental health as well a physical so I am really trying to stick with it.
Of course, if I lose weight and am able to wear the kind of clothes that do not make me look pregnant, are straining at the seams, or dig in and leave a mark on my skin then that is going to also improve my well-being. Nobody feels great when they look like a sack of spuds.
I am lucky in that I have a wonderful family and friend and not only that, but I am studying to become a nurse, something I am so proud of. This is really the perfect time for me to get my own health in check as much as I can. I don’t want to be advising people to live healthier lifestyles if I am the size of a bus!
Are you well today?
Oh, I’m sick of this dieting
In my quest to be all lithe and slim
Some food is so difficult to give up on
And, I am not really keen on the gym!
This spare tyre that I carry round my middle
Spills over the top of my jeans
I need to ditch the roasts and the curries
And eat more salads and greens!
I’m fed up with looking so chunky
And hate to see myself in the nude
I really must get some willpower
And take control of my food!
I know my lifestyle is unhealthy
That’s why I have diabetes type 2
I have given up smoking and drinking
And there is just this one thing to do
I have to become more assertive
If I am going to succeed
And stick to what’s healthy and nutritious
Instead of giving in to my greed!