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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!



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SUMTHINGZEN 10/31/2011 4:26AM

    Glad to hear you're having a blast. I actually missed the 'Feast' my LARP group held this weekend, overscheduling with kids activities... 2 haunted houses and 3 parties- opposite ends of town, and all had similar priority levels over the weekend and one vehicle... I played Taxi Dad. Plus Gwennian was called in for a 1/2 workday on one of her two days off, so my Ren/LARP Saturday evening vaporized... At least I wasn't tempted to overeat at the 'Feast.'

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SABLENESS 10/30/2011 2:20PM

    Great attitude, Heather! Especially the not beating up on yourself part. I'm working hard on that, too. Glad the scale was more encouraging on the second look. .2 gain + .6 loss is nearly half a pound ; a work in progress.

Love Renaissance festivals, banquets, and the like. My favorite costume is hunter green, and I have a gold circlet to wear with it. Have you sung The Reluctant Dragon by John Rutter? The Banquet Fugue is a hoot: note-note-note guzzle guzzle guzzle munch munch gobble gobble CHOMP pass the salt and the pepper and the mustard and bread...more parts enter. Lots of fun.

I'm happy that my solo went well, and I'm done with it. Can you believe NINE pipers piping and TWO drummers drumming? Aargh!

I'm also happy that I needed only to clear a sewing project off the dining room table when I walked in the door and found a message that my husband and mother-in-law were on their way for lunch, unplanned. No panic, definitely progress in the trying to be organized department!



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