Small changes show progress
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Sometimes I notice the little things that are happening, then I marvel at them. It may seem so small, but it doesn't feel that way to me. Can't remember when it began, or how long I've been doing this, but when I used to sit in the pew at church and it was time to stand up I'd grab the back of the pew in front of me to help pull myself up. About half way thru the service yesterday I noticed that I wasn't doing that anymore. My legs felt stronger, probably from all the walking and there was no need to grab the back of the pew in front of me anymore. It felt like a real change that I could feel and see. Really made me feel good. It's also so nice to no longer have any pain in my knees anymore. I'm sure it's from the increased activity. This is going so well.
Wasn't scheduled for strength training today, but did a good 78 min. walk. Made chili to warm this cold day & ate a small bowl of it. Again today, there was no trouble with food, over eating or cheating.
Took at look at the SparkPeople Cookbook and think I'll get a copy. Looks like there are lots of great recipes & good tips. The Spark book looks like it would be very worthwhile reading too. I'm sure there are many pearls of wisdom & motivation in it.
Time to call it a day.
Thanks to all of you who read this blog and continue to cheer me on and lift me up, I appreciate it so much! Here's hoping that you had a wonderful day too!!