I hit another milestone today…
I am at a good place right now in my journey. I am happy with my progress whether it’s .2lbs like last week or 2lbs like this week. The scale is moving downward and that’s something to celebrate.
My meeting was great today. We talked about how we can unintentionally sabotage our efforts, when we react to others who say things like, “Just have it, what difference is one cookie going to make?” My leader Bonnie challenged us to consider how we respond when people push food on us. If I respond in anger, I am giving away my power to that person. If I respond with kindness I exercise control. Hard feelings don’t help, they make me feel impudent and small. See, it’s really not about the cookie, it’s about me feeling like I can’t control my fate. This is just another important lesson I’m learning.
Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. This is a season that is meant to be filled with gratitude, devotion, and unconditional love. There is so much beauty in the world so much inspiration and love. There is so much cruelty, so much ugliness, and despair. All of this exists side-by-side. One does not negate the other they just all exist and we can’t know where life will take us. The best thing I can do is to live with a courageous heart, to live and try my best to be better than the day before. So, remember… you can do this. You can do amazing things. You can get closer to your best possible self. This is true for me, and it’s true for you too.