Sunday, July 07, 2013
I've been at this long enough to know one week does not a success or failure make. I know too that if you look for the positive in anything you can find something to build a foundation upon. I don't know who sang the song, but the words say "Keep smiling, keep shining, knowing you can always count on me, for sure. That's what friends are for." (Pretty long preamble, huh?)
I lost one half pound this past week and I am truly not upset.
Positive things that occurred that lead me to know I am on the road to success:
--When Joan hugged me yesterday she said "I can tell you are starting to slim down."
--I was mindful of what I ate and made the best of it when I didn't have too many food options that worked in my favor.
--I laughed a lot.
--I exercised at least 30 minutes everyday last week even though there were two days I was kicking, curing and screaming all the way!!!
--Considering we had the DGD, Independence Day and our son Matt's 35th birthday party yesterday on top of the natural stress of being on vacation I handled it pretty well.
I WISH I'd done better but you cant build a house without a good foundation and that's what this week was for, laying a foundation. Next week I flow back into my regular routine and I'm hoping to fortify my routine even more.
Finally, thanks for all your love through your Spark Mails, your Goodies and your notes. They are, as always, greatly appreciated.
Maybe you had the kind of week I had last week. Maybe you did a lot of things right and they didn't pan out the way you planned them too. Hold your head up high. There are millions of people who don't even make an effort to be healthy, even millions more who don't get within a mile of a gym, pool or walking track in their lives. You are sacrificing today for an amazing tomorrow and there are millions of US right there with you. Be proud that you are a positive example to me and millions more