Saturday, January 26, 2013
01/26/13 – The Day I Became Normal
My Day, My Diet, My Resolution all rolled into one:
I know I said yesterday that I wouldn’t be blogging, I’m turning off the computer except for email and Pinterest.
Let me preface by saying that while I was positive thinking all week, joyous and full of gratitude, I did feel that the scale was going to go up. I was ready to accept that and not beat myself up over it.
I was eating healthy except for the nightly pumpkin bar with skinny cream cheese icing. I wasn’t logging my food though nor was I going to the gym. I was focusing on my other two resolutions with FlyLady and The Secret, trying to give equal time to all three.
For those of you that have a Wii Fitness board, you will understand what I’m talking about. You get on, it tells you to stand still as it “finds you.” Then you are to relax and stand straight. I literally exhaled, took my glasses off and closed my eyes as the “measuring, measuring, measuring, all done,” process was going. I hadn’t opened my eyes but heard this funny sound I had never heard before. There was cheering in the background! The impish brat (that I had come to detest) sang out “YOU’RE NORMAL!” I opened my eyes and I couldn’t believe it!
I lost 3.3 pounds this week!
Yes, I have 8 more pounds to go. But I have never been “Normal” without a fad diet or anxiety, or smoking or …. The list goes on and on.
I grabbed my phone and took pictures of the screen and immediately started writing this.
I’m sitting here wondering “What do I do now?” Phone my husband? Text my mother, brother and daughter? (scratch daughter, she’s asleep) Post the picture on Pintrest? Put a sign out on the front lawn? Shout it from the rooftop (scratch that, I’m afraid of heights) What?
I’ve decided to do this: Thank you SparkPeople. (including my groups Dealing With Depression and FL-Peace is Mine) Thank you FlyLady. Thank you The Secret. Thank you to my special family of cheerleaders (special shout out to my head of the cheerleading squad) who knew I could do this and pushed me on when I felt I couldn’t.
I don’t know how, I don’t know why, I just know it, like I know it, like I KNOW it!