Sunday, September 19, 2010
Good morning Sparkers!
The air is getting crispy, the leaves are changing to beautiful colors, (at least in New England) and my weight/ improvement endeavors are going along wonderfully. My vacation is almost over, but unlike other vacations I have had, I stayed home and tackled many projects that needed to be done. I also stayed on track for my meals. Given the fact that I did stay home, I was in total control of what I ate or didn't eat, I didn't treat the vacation as such, just a very lloooonnng day off! LOL Cleaning out clutter and giving away lots of stuff, Clothes, toys, books, Video tapes and the such just made me feel so good. I hate just wasting stuff, and donating it just made me so happy to know that someone else will benifit by my de-cluttering efforts. A lot of my friends just say...throw it out. How can I, when there are so many people that could benifit? And that, my friends, can kind of lead into why I got to the weight I did before I started taking SparkPeople seriously. How can I waste food when there are people starving? Ya...it makes sense, doesn't it? How is ME, overeating, going to help the starving people! Had to clean the plate, because someone else didn't have food. It took me a lot of years to figure out that one! I still clean my plate, but now there is ALOT less on it to begin with. And that also makes me feel good.
I never thought that just by shedding some exess weight that I could turn my emotions around the way I have.
That's not to say that I am not having issues in other areas of my life, like wild grandchildren and paying my bills, but my reactions are even different. I used to stand in front of the cabinets and just eat and eat because I was sad or worried or something, and so I shed a few pounds and all of that changes? I can't figure it out, but I like the new attitude, I guess you'd call it.
So Sparkers, have a wonderful week, stay positive, and see 'round the webs!