Today I was gifted with a little act of kindness. I didn’t even notice it when it happened. One of my students was looking (well examing is really the word for it) my fob that was wrapped around my wrist with a blue rubber band while I was talking with another teacher. When I got home from work, I took off my jewelry and then I saw it:
She had stuck a sticker on my fob “Unique!” I had to smile, I am always struck by the whimsy and light-hearted nature that children seem to possess. That got me thinking of the little things I try to do lift my spirits and keep my momentum going.
Today I tried on some clothes that I have not been able to wear because they were too tight. Well, guess what today all these clothes fit!
I also think it’s important to take time out of the day to take care of myself. Just writing that makes me feel like I need to be a little self-effacing. But think about it, if we don’t pamper ourselves a little, who will?
It’s not that any of these things are extravagant. It’s more that it’s a way to show myself a little care and appreciation. So, if you are reading this right now, my wish for you is to do something nice for yourself. Little gestures go a long way to keeping your resolve for the journey.
This is one of my most important tools. Now Freestylers don’t fret, you don’t have to weigh everything there are over 200 foods that have a zero points value. For example, I don’t weigh bananas or carrots. However, I still weigh my protein. You see I really enjoy eating real food. Shocker! I mean I didn’t get to Weight Watchers because I ate too much dessert. I mean, I did eat too much dessert but that wasn’t the only reason.
For me, I want to track how much I’m eating so I can look back at my data so I can inform my decision making. I guess you know I’m a teacher after a statement like that. But it’s the truth. Consider using a scale if you’re on the journey…
As always, thank you for reading. Even though I don’t know exactly who is reading these posts, it helps to know that you’re out there.