Day Twenty…

Day twenty is the day autumn decided to show up, with perfect timing and great style. Intermittent sweeping gusts blow cooly across the landscape. The leaves are turning brittle, losing their supple green hues, as though a switch has been flipped, it is the autumnal equinox.

I’m thinking about the power of rituals as we pack up summer and welcome fall. Apples, cinnamon brooms, mums, and wooly sweaters all find their way out stores, drawers, and farms to our homes. This fine fellow arrived today:

Our First Pumpkin

I don’t know if you have a dog, but a dog is a great reason to get out there and enjoy the changing scenery. Our girl Sadie loves taking walks, and it gives my husband and I some time to get away from work and household obligations:

I made a lot of smart choices today. It’s 7:56 PM and I am feeling quite content. I am looking out the windows the world is very dark and quiet. I did not make all my points today, but I’m not hungry at all. Our focus last week was tracking. Here is my tracker for the day:

Tomorrow is my meeting day and I’m especially fortunate to have my sister doing this with me. She is always on my side cheering me on. Having support is a big piece to success.  So I say to you, cheers to us for accepting this challenge to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Yes, this is hard and yes you can do it. We all can in our own time. More tomorrow…

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