In August, I had 6 days of being able to check off all my 24 healthy habits squares - more perfect days than any month since I started this way of record-keeping, 9/26/16.
Lost a half-pound in August, which is an extravagant loss for me. I have been staying the same for so long, that if it wasn't for others in the family I'd think the scale was stuck.
Best discovery in August may have been how much cooking ahead seems to spur my own health, personally. Having cooked meals in the fridge in advance for several days is not easy-peasy - I mean, how big is the fridge, for one thing. Time is another. But if it can be worked out, it's a good thing.
We don't have a books-we're-reading thread any more. If we did, I'd be talking about Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, professor of neuroscience and psychology at UC Berkeley, formerly of Harvard. On the one hand, it's scaring me to think of the times I haven't made sleep a priority in my past, but on the other hand, it's inspiring me to get the best sleep I can now. The search for a cell, system or function in the human body that is not benefited by sleep has been fruitless, and the lack of it turns out to cause damage all over us, pretty fast.
Also you'll never criticize an extreme night-owl or early-bird again if you read this book, because they are born that way and we probably owe them big debts. It was these types who could alert the community to danger, or else everybody would have just slept through the warning signs - we might not even be here if someone in our past hadn't been awake when our ancestor wasn't. So this calls into question a lot of societal pressures on people now, to ignore their own "clocks" and conform to the same schedule as everybody else.