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Thursday, February 14, 2013

So I had a great day. Spent time with my hubby at his work with our son dropping off valentines and cookies (from our son) to him and his mom and dad and meanwhile cleaned his office. He had junk everywhere that employees have left in there, etc. I started just messing with him and kind of making fun of things in there like "what is this? Do you need this? Where does it go?" and before I knew it we were both clearing stuff out and his office looked great! It was fun :) Then I stopped over at his grandpa's to drop off a valentine and cookies and chatted for a while there . I've NEVER stopped by on a whim or been there without my husband. Simply because I'm shy and awkward. But I decided I'm done with that. I have the time now, I'm going to use it and do the things I feel in my heart I want to do and not let my insecurities get in the way - and I'm so glad I did! They were really happy we stopped by. :) Then had lunch, got my son a short nap and then went to a local museum/victorian era house thing in the area with my mom - she had a voucher I gave her for Christmas. Then came home, had some chinese with hubby and now watching my awesome Thursday shows LOL.

I did not work out. I ate yummy but crappy food and too much of it. I'm not happy about that, but I'm not letting it ruin the fact that I had a great day.

I'm happy :)

And here's the thing - my point: I had a crappy day on the nutrition front. But on the happiness and family front, things were great. I am not going to beat myself up about my mistakes with food. I am not going to judge my day's value or my personal value by how I do with food and exercise alone. I did good things today with interpersonal relationships. There are lots of things I "should" have done, but I'm apparently done thinking of all the failures and feeling like my day was a waste because of them. I, for once, actually am just letting myself be happy about the good things I did. This is amazing and I think great. I think also that while it may sound strange, in the long run this type of outlook will help my journey to health. I could go on and on trying to explain it, but I think many of you will get it. So I'm not saying "I ate crappy but enjoyed it" - nope, that's not it. Essentially, yep I ate crappy, that was a down point, but I had so much good in my day, I'm thankful for that! I am focusing on the positives. Not blocking out or in denial of my errors, just more compassionate with myself I think. :) Also the happier I am, the kinder I am to myself, the less likely I am to binge. The more likely I am to do what's right for me and my health. I've learned so much on this journey, and I'm amazed at all I'm still learning. We'll see, but I think...

This is good. :)

Hope you all had a LOVEly day. emoticon
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    I could learn a lot from you!

    1892 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    I think you had a great uplifting day, and remember the exercise cleaning the office. A positive attitude is great. Not being able to have a day where you can relax around food would make your lifestyle choice too hard to sustain.

    1893 days ago
    That's exactly the mentality and attitude it takes to be able to live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life!
    1893 days ago
    Sounds like you had an awesome day. Love your positive attitude!
    1893 days ago
    It was one day of less than good eating. We should all have one day of it occasionally, as long is it's not normal. There is no reason to beat ourselves up for the choices we make, we just start every day fresh!

    Positive attitudes are catching and I hope you manage to have more days of boldness!
    1893 days ago
    You are so awesome! I emoticon your positive outlook!
    1893 days ago
  • SUE5007
    "Also the happier I am, the kinder I am to myself"

    EXACTLY. This will make you want to treat yourself better in many areas including nutrition.

    emoticon Have a great weekend!
    1893 days ago
    Keep it up!
    1894 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Yay!! I really need to learn how to focus on the positive. I would be so less stressed if I could figure that out. Glad you had a nice family day. emoticon
    1894 days ago
  • CC3833
    YAY! I love the positive talk! And I'm getting it all around from my spark buddies! I bet because you had such a great family day you didn't even eat as much chinese food as you would have if you had a terrible day... I completely understand helping improve the relationship with yourself and your family really does change the way you treat yourself. Plus you probably have spent more time outside walking around then you did before when you weren't as happy. Keep going strong!
    1894 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    You're a star!


    You kept a positive and caring attitude towards yourself, chose to be okay with your decisions, and didn't let them derail you because you're continuing on your way!

    1894 days ago
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