Philo Sofee wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:10 am
Jersey Girl wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:28 pm
One pound down! And let me tell you (the reader), it was climbing up into 118+ territory
so I think I did okay for myself.
Still in stretch mode and have got the daily diet back in line. The Ghirardelli Snowmen are staring at me.
I refuse to make eye contact. Standing my ground! Go me!
Go you is RIGHT! Rock on sistuh, Rock on! I am........... not telling yet.
I'm doing okay so far! I wanted to use your post (and you) to raise an issue because I know I can relate it to you. If there is one thing that you and I have in common it's that we're both creative people. We get an idea about something, go off on a tear, and binge on it until we're "done".
I have a small bedroom that I turned into a studio for myself. I watch youtubers who demonstrate new products and always envision myself at my cleared off work tables with everything at my fingertips. That is NOT my reality. When I get an idea about doing something I explode the entire room doing it. I only do "clean" things in there except that I will do some controlled painting projects. Messy painting projects, I do those outside where I can brush, spray, roll and otherwise fling paint around.
I have a young person in my life who is 8 years old. She is my partner in art crime. When she was over here a few weeks ago, we were in the kitchen and she said to me "You just got an idea, didn't you!" and I said "Yes, I did. How do you know that?" and she said, "I SAW you get it." I asked, "You did? What does it look like when I get it?" She said, "Your eyes look up into your mind and then you go start looking for things right away."
Guilty as charged!
The reason I bring this up is because I don't think that creative folks are known to have good self discipline. I think that in an instant
, our eyes look up into our minds, we set off on a journey and don't come back to earth until we're ready to land. Get it out of our system. When I am in my head, I will forget about time entirely. I won't do anything else besides what I am working on and I forget to cook meals. I count myself successful if when my little creative frenzy starts that I've got a large batch of something cooked so I can just reheat something then get back to whatever project I'm working on.
The reason I bring this up is because it is darn HARD for people like us to kick start exercise or get our daily intake of food under control because we inherently RESIST control. Controlling ourselves is like a death punch to us. I think it's only when we have outside controls like regular work hours or a school schedule, that we can conform. So, if you are struggling like I am struggling (In my case I'm only talking about remembering to stretch every day, how pathetic is that?) I just want to acknowledge that I get it.
I can no more schedule a creative project than I can schedule the start of a new fitness routine. I don't work that way. It has to come to me in the moment but once it does, you best believe I'll go for it.
You will, too, Philo Sofee.