Do you ever come across something and say "That is EXACTLY what I needed to hear TODAY!" Timing really is everything. I was scrolling through my Spark Friend Feed as I do pretty much daily, and saw that quote posted in a fellow friends status update. It was exactly the thing I needed to hear today.
I can keep reliving the hurt that was caused by my "friend" the other day, or I can move forward and focus on what is happening today. I can focus on happier times, and people who actually want to be in my life.
I have a fun day coming up on Saturday, my BFF and I are going to go down to Santa Monica and go shopping and then to the pier. It is a very late Bday celebration for me (my bday was in the beginning of Feb), but better late than never! I almost let the hurt from this week cancel my plans for Saturday, I figured if I was still moping I wouldn't be much fun. But it is now Wednesday and I am more than done moping. I am not going to let someone else ruin things for me.
This quote didn't just pertain to my personal matters, but to my weight loss as well. I can't keep reliving all the past failures of my weight loss. I have to shut down the voice that likes to remind me "You could have been at your goal weight by now if you wouldn't mess up so much!" That doesn't help matters, and if anything it just discourages me. I am on the path that I am meant to be on... with all the twists and turns, bumps in the road... and even an occasional face first fall right into the pit of despair. Those things are a part of life, and even though I don't always see it at the time, they are making me a much stronger person.
My official weigh in is Wednesday afternoon (my morning) for BLC, and it is bound to be a fabulous one. I am definitely going to be rewarded for not turning to emotional eating this past week. Sometimes I second guess myself, and my plan and I think that maybe there is a better way out there. There might be a 100 better ways, but I am learning that the best way will always be my way, because when it's my way, I actually do it.
When I have a gain, it isn't because my plan doesn't work, it is because I wasn't working the plan. So I end up second guessing myself, thinking about other plans, then I eventually come to the conclusion that I just need to do the work. Pretty simple, but sometimes I need the reminder.
In other news, Tuesday marked the 8th day in the end of March streak. Where does all the time go?! How did this happen?! I had one really rough day where I reached for every sodium filled thing you could think of, but I am still happy to report the following update:
No diet soda: 8/8 days!
Sodium under 2300mg: 7/8 days!
Saturday is going to be my day not to worry about sodium, that was already planned. Eating out has insane amounts of sodium. I already have my food planned out for the day, and the sodium isn't pretty, but I am not worried about it because it was all part of the plan. So my goal is to finish this 14 days at 12/14 for sodium and 14/14 for soda. I can do this, I just have to stay focused.
If you are streaking with me, how are you doing? Even if you are struggling, we can still get some more good days under our belts before this is finished. I look forward to blogging on the 1st and hearing your results. You are all FABULOUS!