Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Well, my emotions are definitely not completely on track yet. After the unfriending last week (an old friend on facebook), I was REALLY down. I felt physically sick for about three days and didn't exercise consistantly for about 5. It has been a low energy, woe is me kind of past 5 days. I've eaten a little poorly and just haven't been on track. Well this morning is the begining of a saying good bye to the melancholia that has set up shop in my life these past few days. I am not going to be that sad little girl anymore. So what if I lost an old friend, I have lots of new friends............and they are better!!! So, ate a great breakfast, did my cardio workout, have some crocheting already planned for my downtime at work and I plan on being all around jolly today, if at all possible. I love that even if I slip up, I can still come back to my plan and get back in the saddle again. I haven't been beating myself up over this slip up either, just observing my emotions and trying to come to terms with them. It's so interesting actually dealing with my life and not running from it. I am realizing just how sensitive I am, but also how much I really care. And I like that. Love you guys, hope your mid-week is treating you fine.
Monday, October 10, 2011
It was a really lovely day off. Spent the morning doing yoga, and enjoying the rain. Then I went to my brothers and spent the afternoon with them, soaking up the new baby wonderfullness. I made a little beanie for her and went on a walk and saw a calico sheep. I've never seen one of those before! It was a really great day, then I found the BEST halloween costume ever, and it fit perfect. It is an angel, with wings and a halo!! I'll post pictures when I'm all dressed!! So fun, I haven't dressed for halloween in atleast ten years.
Hat I made for the baby
More happy sheep
It's funny how I've changed my outlook since starting SP. This morning I woke up, had a nice long walk planned, then as I started out, it started to rain. I got a little bummed for a minute, then just switched gears. And everything went perfectly. In the past I probably would have ate something heavy, and went to sleep if my day off didn't start well. I feel like I am slowly adding some really great tools to my life's toolbox. It's pretty fun to watch myself grow, never know what new thing I might just think up next!
Hope you all had a lovely start to your week.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
OK, I am really falling in love with you all. I have never had this supportive of a network in my life. And the fact that it is a healthy, balanced support is just mind boggling. I have been reading the greatest blogs from old and new friends. It has really been a morning of realizing just how lucky I am. I may not work my program as perfectly as I'd like, I may not be as on top of my streaks as I want to be, but I am doing it, little by little, day by day, and it is because of you all. This community is always there for me, when I'm up, when I'm down, when I'm just blah. You are there, giving goodies, hugs, smiles, words of wisdom and love. I really love you people, you are becoming a part of me, a part of each day, each choice. I have been longing for this sense of belonging, this sense of community ever since I left home, and I have to admit, I haven't really found it until now. I hope you are having a lovely weekend. I wish I could teleport around the world and give you all big hugs right now.
Cheers to us!!!
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Had the best luck at yard sales/thrift stores today. I bought my sisters bday presents, xmas for my nieces, clothes for me, including one pair of size 16 jeans that fit perfectly (I've been a size 18 for about 3 years now). I found about 8 new shirts all for around a dollar a piece and they ALL fit perfectly. Most of them are large, and I have been in mostly XL for a few years now. I also bought about 10 pieces of handmade jewelry from a young girl at one of the yard sales. She made them all last night, really lovely things, in all the colors I like, all for less than 3 dollars a piece. It was a really fun day. I love deals! It is so exciting to spend a couple twenties on a carload of goodies that would have been over a hundred retail. I also picked up a couple of really cute purses and shoes at the thrift store, even found an all leather FOSSIL brand purse for two dollars, and B.O.C (Born brand) leather boots for five bucks. It was a really, really fun day. I felt like this was my first big rewards day. I was going to do this for every 10 pounds, I waited till nearly 15, but I really got enough for two ten pound reward days!! Anyhow, though I'd share the exciting treasure hunt with you all. It really is fun to hunt for goodies, you never know what you will find, and it all feels like it was meant just for you! I especially love when I find gifts that way. I feel like I can really give the nice things I want, without breaking the bank. Now for some yoga tonight, and a nice sunday with my honeybear tomorrow.
Friday, October 07, 2011
14 pounds and 17 inches lost in less than 2 months!!! Wow, I am pretty happy today!
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