Thursday, March 03, 2011
Some may remember I was recently organizing and cleaning my home office. While there, I discovered many photos that had not made it into albums. I passed a stack of them(with out looking through them) to my husband and daughter in the living room, then when back to my office to finish some business. From the living room I heard “Exquisite!”, “Stunning!”(observations coming from a biased daughter - lol) The picture was of me some 25 years ago. I looked at the picture and saw a heart shaped face on a petite body – I think I weight about 127lbs at the time. The exact image of my oldest daughter today. I had a very mixed reaction - happy and proud that my daughter and husband could see what was and what might be, sad because my daughter can’t remember me at that size and “shake my head” amused because I know – at that time I was sure I was over weight! All perspective. Another picture of me there was a picture of me white water rafting – arms up stretched in victory – holding an oar as we crested a huge wave. I am going to scan that pic and put it in with my photos here – to remind me, all things are possible. Fierce, Fit and Fabulous!
Yesterday, we (my daughter Michelle and I) found her OMG perfect wedding dress. We had a celebration lunch, which included 1 6oz glass of Red Wine, one shared order of brushetta(who knew there are soo many calories in a baguette!) soup and salad-dressing on the side. Lunch was basically good choices, but still added up to 800+ calories when I later tallied it up. What I would like to express, is I chose the lunch, enjoyed the lunch and did not spend one second regretting or feeling guilty. I am feeling strong and focused and calm about my choices. I am choosing consciously and with deliberation. I know the word calm is not usually a word associated with weight loss, but it is the best word to describe my approach these days. I think it is a direct result of telling myself to be kinder, and more understanding to ME!
Tomorrow, is my weekly weight in and I know I have had a good week. When the day comes that I don’t have a good week, I will be kind and calm to me! Same person same journey - different perspective
Have a Great Day!