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)