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Another day on this journey is coming to a close (October 3 2019)

Friday, October 04, 2019



I came across the picture posted above and had a good laugh so thought I would share it.

It is now 12 days of changes - and am feeling so good about them. Not focusing on food all the time has helped a lot with releasing stress -stress of not thinking I look good enough, stress of thinking people look down at me due to my weight and on and on it goes. But I have learned even if some say I don't look to good or look down at me due to the weight - that is their problem not mine - I now I am trustworthy, a good friend, a good sister, a good aunt, a good wife, a good mother, a good grandmother, a good great grandmother and best of all I know I am loved by my Savior - yes as I continue to make changes my appearance will change but my thoughts of who I am and what I think of myself will be the same - others might change their mind and if so I will just smile and keep them wondering what the smile is for. Isn't life interesting - we can chose what we think of ourselves - good things or negative things - and over many years I have learned that thinking good about myself and remembering that I am important no matter how I look - well life is just so much better with the correct thoughts.

How does food fit into my thoughts - it is there for me to eat for nourishment, I can make good choices or not - that is my choice - and my body will respond to either choice - I chose to make good decisions with regard to what I am putting in my mouth - my body deserves the best! ! !

Well I finished my first leg of my walk - 27 miles - so am starting the next leg which is 17 miles. Not concerned how fast I go just that I eventually get there - and I will. As the cooler weather has started I will be doing most of my walking inside - sometimes going to the mall or Walmart but mostly walking on the treadmill. And that is somewhat of a challenge - am not sure why but I am not going to let it pull me down - so for the next couple of days I will be making a goal of getting between 600 - 1000 steps each day with the aim of 2,000 as I know that I can walk 2,000 outside - so just have to work at getting it done inside. That is one of I my major goals for October to be consistent with getting in 2,000 steps using the treadmill. I will not let excuses such as the time of the day to not walk on it

Feeling like I might be getting a bit of a cold - not the nicest thing but it is that time of the year. As I do have sinus trouble I have gotten out my prescription nasal spray and will use if for the next 7 days praying that it will help to keep the sinus clear helping the 'cold' to move on faster.

Todays lesson on my program was to do with reading labels. I have been doing that for awhile and sure do find it interesting - all the sugar and sodium in everything - makes me more determined to eat only that which does not have labels - only things such as fresh fruit, vegetables, chicken, eggs to name a few. Sure makes shopping a lot easier - and healthier.

Here are 3 things I am grateful for today:

(1) grateful that I can use a computer with not to much trouble

(2) grateful for the wonderful doctor we have

(3) grateful that we have a hospital close by that has such great nurses and doctors.

My streaks to date:
12 days of logging on to Sparkpeople
12 days of tracking all food and water
12 days of bloging my thoughts and 3 grateful things daily (different ones each day is a challenge
12 days of reading the Bible with my husband
27 miles walked for my Virtual Walk Across Canada (part 1)
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  • COOP9002
    Love the attitude.
    110 days ago
  • SHMOOKITTY
    I thought of you this morning when doing my Consistency and Motivation program. The message today was about accomplishments and how we should try writing down three accomplishments every day to motivate us and see how many successes we can list! Your three gratitudes is similar.

    Have a wonderful day, Marilyn! emoticon
    111 days ago
  • REJOHNSON3
    Congratulations MARILYN for all your efforts to make yourself more healthy. Keep up your good work.

    Life is good - I have my hot mug of black coffee in hand and sipping away. on this WORLD SMILE DAY.
    111 days ago
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