This year’s autumn has turned its way into the holiday season. I know because this morning I sang along to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (It wasn’t Judy Garland but let’s face it her version is the best one) on my way home from dropping off my sister from our weekly WW meeting.
I did well (I can’t believe that a week ago I was still in St. Louis) during my absence. I’m down another 2.6 pounds. I am 12 pounds away from my lowest weight:
It was a great meeting because we all reflected on the holiday and refocused our goals. We talked through strategies and shared our struggles. I got a “Bravo” for sharing my strategy for Thanksgiving, eating whatever I wanted smaller portions and tracking it all. It’s not so much about the accuracy of the tracking, it’s more about the reflection that tracking brings with it. I came home and made a lovely breakfast and I feel pretty good.
What are you thankful for?
The topic this wee focused on gratitude. There are many studies that have taught us that having a sense of gratitude has many many benefits to our health and wellbeing. Last November I included a piece of this in my professional development with my teachers:
Really, if you just think about it, this totally makes sense. Whatever we fill our minds with eventually makes its way to our hearts. So keep it positive – losing weight is hard enough without demoralizing ourselves:
- Celebrate accomplishments
- Think about what you have
- Share love with others and yourself
- Be nice to others and yourself
- Remember to smile
Also, know, there are many people in your corner, if you look my way I’ll be rooting you on! We can do this thing together there is no reason why any of one of us shouldn’t make it to goal. I am saying that there doesn’t have to be losers to be winners; or, outsiders to be insiders because the culture we create is a reflection of who we decide to be. So let’s be great. More tomorrow…
(This last part was inspired by Seth’s Blog click here to read, Outsiders)