|Stereo view of Adirondack chairs at Pier Park|
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This represents serenity for me,
one of the subcategories of health.
A/k/a Nadine over at In Blue Ink posted about a word of the year. Her word is BRAVE. My word is HEALTH. (I want to be brave, too. I will put that under health as a subcategory of mental health.) Other things to include as subcategories of health include: Love, friendship, serenity, weight, completion.
My health has not been as good as I would like and I want to work on improving that. As we age, it becomes more and more difficult to make truly healthy choices, and the consequences of failing are worse. My health needs to be my number ONE priority.
(I like wildness, too. Change can be good, but at my age, not all change is positive. I'd like gentle positive change toward good health and good outcomes, LOL!)
When I have time, I hope to publish my intentions and goals for the new year and for January, which is almost half over.
(HAPPY NEW YEAR, by the way!!!)
I do not have time now, but I am committed to making a contract with myself. The goal is to eat less meat, which is difficult for me because I can't eat beans or soy or peanuts and legumes and other things normally used to make a whole protein in a vegan diet.
So my contract is this: For the remainder of January and all of February, I will eat vegetarian (but not vegan) breakfasts 3 days a week or more, and if something happens that I can't do it, I will substitute another meal.
My intention for this 6 weeks is to have vegetarian (non-meat) omelets Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and Blueberry pancakes (or other fruit pancake) Friday. I will have meat, if I wish, with my breakfast, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
I will look for ways to have more vegetarian lunches and dinners and ways to add vegan food to my repertoire. I used to be a vegetarian before I developed all my allergies. But I have to reinvent the wheel. Little by little.
I hope to reevaluate this contract and change, expand, contract or eliminate it on or about March 1st.