Thursday, November 01, 2012
November is one of my favorite months and Thanksgiving holds so many wonderful memories. I hate how Thanksgiving gets lost in the shuffle between Halloween and Christmas.
One of my favorite things to do is keep a gratitude journal. Over the last couple of years I have become very lax in keeping it, although I have so many things to grateful for and try to always say thank you for my blessings everyday. However, there is power in writing things down.
My goal this month is to use my blog as a gratitude journal. I commit to writing at least 3 things I am grateful for everyday. There is a very strong feeling in myself today that I need to do this, the Universe is gently insistent this morning. It's time to make gratitude a daily blessing again!
1. The beautiful sunrise that is gracing my view with pinks, gold, and wisps of white clouds.
2. My health! Everyday I get stronger and healthier and I am so thankful for my life!
3. For Spark People and all the difference it has made in my life. It has been a slow journey, filled with ups and downs. However, I keep moving forward a little every day and that is because I have this wonderful site with supportive friends who travel the journey with me!
Bright blessings on this beautiful morning, have a splendiferous day!
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Well, yeah....It's been an interesting few weeks. I vacillate between going great guns and doing pretty much everything right, then it trickles away to practically nothing. I ate poorly yesterday and I have to admit it was by choice. I'd been fighting a certain craving for days and finally decided to follow through, rather than let it build and become an obsession. So I followed the 1 step back and 2 steps forward idea. I decided not to feel guilty over my decision. I enjoyed it, it tasted good and I felt content.
Today I ate on the lower side of my calorie range, had 6 servings of veggies, drank all my water and exercised for 30 minutes. I made the commitment to keep moving forward. I am so determined to see more results. My clothes are getting a wee bit looser. I know I'm doing something right more times than not and that is enough to keep me going.
I have my new wardrobe planned and I m looking forward especially to getting my arms toned up. Yes I know, kinda odd...but I wanna go sleeveless! *LOL* In any event, I'm really and truly okay and it feels really good to say it and mean it. There was a time, not too horribly long ago, if I had a day like yesterday, i would have thrown in the towel and given up. So, yeah...I'm feeling pretty good.
Here is to a Sparking good week!
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Ye gods! Where does the time go? Honestly, I wish we had some sort of device that would speed up time during the week and s-l-o-w it down in the weekends and holidays! Okay, enough whining! *LOL*
"Magic Mike" was okay. Pretty men to watch....yup! Nice to get out of the apartment for a while. Saw a few previews of movies I'd like to see. The counter girl thought my friend and I were twins...We really don't look anything alike other than similar hair color and we both wear glasses. Where I am rubenesque- *grins* My friend is extremely slender. But it was good for a giggle!
Did the 2 mile brisk walk on "Walk away the pounds!" It was a little much, but I made it all the way through. Also did my strength training. I feel so good. Day by day, I get a little stronger...day by day, my health improves!
Now to get ready for tomorrow. Another week, another adventure in the making!
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