Wednesday, October 09, 2013
I didn't lose this week, but that's okay. I lost over 3# last week, and maintained this week, so it's all good. I am keeping up with my 400+ minutes of execise goal, and my calorie deficit is good. I have a few "treats" but they are moderate and not every day.
My goals for week 3 will be to continue what I am doing, since it is working for me.
For most of my 3+ years Sparkjourney, I have needed to deal with a hard situation in my life. I have been told dealing with this situation is much like dealing with an alcoholic. In the beginning, I was in a "Are you KIDDING me?" mode, then I was in almost-full-blown-panic-attack
-mode, now I am in a "look for your blessings because everybody deals with crap sometime" mode. As I have looked for blessings the past week or two, I have come to think of some small events that are encouraging and lift my spirits as "God winks". Some of them are sparkgoodies from my sparkfriends, some of them are real-life friends who come to see me to see how I am doing [the situation is terribly public in this Facebook era], some of them come as I look at our Ozarks trees turning with the seasons as I am outside walking, sometimes they are the calm that I feel after practicing breathing techniques, sometimes it is my little yellow lab who comes up and gives me a "kiss", etc. It's good most of the time, and it helps to think of these small pleasures in this way.