Day Three Hundred Forty-Two…

Today was dark and rainy and all I wanted to do was to watch movies and hang out. Unfortunately, I am dealing with a deadline and that was not an option for me. So working like a mad woman, feeling extremely stressed what’s a girl to do? Where did I go? What did I do? I  went into the freezer and pulled out a Chocolate Peanut Butter Enlightened bar. I unwrapped it slowly anticipating a sweet treat… and it promptly fell to the floor with an ugly plop and splatter. Some days are hard.

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What makes this stressful day different than so many others? Self-care. I practiced self-care when I made myself take some time to practice morning yoga. Thank you, Rose!  I took the time to prepare foods I enjoy eating and I made sure to get plenty of water. Later, the whole family ate dinner at the dining room table and everyone enjoyed the meal. It was delicious, homemade baked ziti (2/3 cup 10sp) with a fresh green salad. I skipped the bread, hoping for my ill-fated Enlightened Bar.

In the past, I most certainly would have eaten foods like chips, cookies, or take-out. Food would have been my distraction and companion all day long. The truth is it was hard to endure my stressful day and keep on working despite it. However, this time I won’t be gaining 2 or 5 pounds and that feels empowering.


DAY 13: Name six people you have impacted in a positive way.

I can’t just name six people when it comes to weight loss. There are so many people who have impacted me in a positive way. So I’m going to handle this challenge by beginning with my sister, Virginia. She is the one person who has always been there for me and who understands my story completely. I am so grateful for her and she knows it too. Then I would say everyone who attends my Saturday Weight Watchers meeting. Boonie,, my leader, has created a supportive caring environment where everyone can share. Every time someone makes the choice to share, that person is making an impact because it helps to know that I am not alone. Thank you for reading.

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