The Renaissance Faire
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Good day to everyone!
I always do my weekly weigh-in when I get up on Saturday morning. The scale had the nerve to tell me that I had gained two tenths of a pound since last week! Ridiculous! I thought to myself, "Self, you are not going to beat yourself up about this! It's only .2 of a pound anyway! Besides, you've been stressed out lately and you need to just relax!"
So yesterday I got to go to the renaissance festival and I met my sister and niece there. It was so good to see them and hang out with them, because I hadn't seen them in quite awhile, maybe a year.
I had so much fun! I enjoyed myself. I even got a 10 minute chair massage. That was so awesome! It made me want to learn to become a massage therapist! I felt so much better, I started to smile involuntarily again.
I am becoming a happier person. I am learning to not beat myself up about stuff anymore, and I'm learning to enjoy life every day. Proverbs 17:22 says, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones." I am really starting to embrace this, because I feel like it is so crucial to not just my weight loss journey, but to everything else as well. My weight loss is NOT the beginning of my happiness; it is the product of me loving myself for who I am and letting go of self-condemnation and stress.
So, no matter what stage of your weight loss journey you are in, and no matter what you are going through, I would encourage each of you who read this blog post to make sure you are happy and relaxed. Don't give yourself a hard time whenever you stumble or fall. Just pick yourself up and keep going. Stay positive. Compliment yourself. Do not listen to anything or anyone that condemns you because of your weight, or if you messed up, or anything. Give yourself a break!
By the way, I weighed myself again this morning, and I lost 0.6 lbs. I am not in the habit of weighing myself every day, but I did make me feel better.
Take care everyone, and have an awesome Sunday!