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The Weekly Weigh-In

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I managed to get my weight back down to it's lowest since I joined SP - 153 - by taking myself seriously. I'm now 1 lb from not having to pay for WW meetings and 3 lbs from the official goal and maybe 8 lbs from where I plan to come to rest.

This is good. Especially since I took a 2 day road trip with Himself, which usually makes me inch upwards rather than down. This time, though, we packed our meals and at the continental breakfast I had oatmeal instead of something cheesy and eggy or sweet. I thought about making a different choice. Then I thought about how much I wanted to be at goal and the oatmeal leapt up with both hands waving - and it was quite delicious too.

So. Yay Me!

While perusing the SP website I stumbled upon the concept of a Gratitude Journal and I became excited about logging my own gratitude. It's the first time I've really felt like starting a 'streak' in a long time. Not that I'm not doing all sorts of streaky like things in other areas of my life - but - I thought it would be fun to see how many days I can go saying 'thank you' every day. Especially since my personal style of prayer always starts with a gratitude moment - where I say thank-you for whatever I can think of. And daily prayer is something I am having trouble turning into a habit. But if I track my moment of gratitutde I am half way into my daily prayer and it will at last become the habit I want it to be.

Another thing that will help me to do Other Things on a daily basis is that the home computer is in the computer hospital having anti-virus check-ups and infusions to prevent blue screen of death stuff. It's an older model and it's used hard. It will be much better soon. But I won't have much private computer time this week - so I can spend it praying and drawing and being oh so grateful.

I'll still be able to pop in on a daily basis - but for much less time. So. Ta. Till we're up and running agian.
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    congrats on the weight loss!
    2088 days ago
    Hope all the issues get fixed with your computer.
    WTG on incing back down, road trip included. I will
    have to remember to order oatmeal the next time
    I am out of town. Sounds like a very wise choice.
    I am lloking up the Gratitude Journal right now.
    Thanks for sharing. HUGS!
    2088 days ago
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