Tuesday, September 09, 2014
I'm here in Nevada doing the final clean out of my home I sold last December. It's the tough and tender clean out.... the one packed with soooooo many memories.
Yesterday I started in the garage. Alan, my late husband, was a man that loved to work in the garage. Handling all those tools and projects are sweet and tender.... need to keep kleenex in my pocket. The majority of things are gone thankfully, but this is the last of it. Will move down to the basement later today. That's where all the photo albums and slides are. Moving truck arriving on Friday so there isn't much time to spare.
I was going to walk this morning but just needed to catch up on some much needed rest. I will get the exercise in, but good to wait sometimes. Making healthy eating choices.... feeling good.
I haven't been here since the beginning of February. I'm about 3 sizes smaller since then. Funny how some people are blown away by my size and others can't tell!
I have a dear friend that really frets about her size. She is negative about her self image and doesn't give herself much credit for her healthy life style and choices. She is just down on herself for not being that eternal last 20 pounds lighter. I know that well..... exactly where I was until these last few months.
She and I went out for dinner last night at Port of Subs. She offered some of her potato chips to me and I said "no thank you". Her reply, "are you being good?" My response, " I'm always good". In my mind I'm thinking, "what I eat has no reflection on being good or not". She was saying negative things about herself so I shared with her the changes I have been going through. That we are beautiful just as we are, that our bodies are such great gifts, and if we loved ourselves it may be easier to take better care of ourselves. We talked quite a bit about this and we were both teary eyed.
Sorry I have not been able to keep up with all my great Spark Friends like I would love to, but it just isn't possible right now. Thinking of all of you! I am keeping up on my checking in on SP.... today is day 155. YAY!!! Tracking food as best as I can. YAY!