– Keto Diet
– Creative Outlet
I turned 45 this year and so far, I love it! I have heard that women tend to reach the “F*#K it Stage”. It seems to be the decade when women (in particular) reach a fierce and comfortable engaged ambivalence that is liberating. In my experience I feel that it is time to face the flaws in my life and character and either ACCEPT THEM or FIX THEM. There is no other option that I want to mess with- life is too short.
My weak spots have included my weight, lifestyle and cluttered home.
I started doing the Keto Diet in June of 2018 and it has been lifechanging. I don’t track my carbs anymore so I am sure I am regularly over the Carb limit to be strictly Keto but it has opened my eyes to the fact that my relationship with carbs needs to be arms-length! This weight loss effort seems different because I can’t un-know that carbs make my blood sugar go crazy, energy through the floor and cravings through the roof. Even in the cases where I may overindulge, I get back on track the following meal and move on without guilt.
Three months after I started Keto I was full of energy and this former couch potato started to walk the dog regularly and swimming almost daily in the summer. As the weight continues to come off I hope/plan to expand my physical horizons and try new activities.
Now for the cluttered house- I had let it get out of hand for the past 4 years or so. I love yard sales and oddities and upcycling and this lead to an overabundance of clothes, tchotchkes (Isn’t that the best word?!), antiques, mementos and projects. In 2019 I signed up for an online Uncluttering Challenge and so far, it is going well. I had already started to clear out the unnecessary before I found this course but I chose to commit to this process and let it push me past the levels of my own initiative. For more information visit: Joshua Becker