Day Four Hundred-Sixteen…

Happy 16th Birthday David! We had a party tonight to celebrate our son’s special day. We had the family over and had so much fun. I am very happy to say, David felt loved and that’s what a birthday is all about.

In terms of being on plan… it was a challenging day. It began with professional development, (I was attending not facilitating) and then, of course, there was the party.  Professional development comes with an assortment of snacks. With the party? Well, lasagna and birthday cake of course.

I’m happy to say I did not have any candy, and I was very strategic about what I ate. I used very few points and “saved up” for dinner. I did really enjoy what I ate and now I just feel good.  Will I get to goal? I don’t know, I really have no idea but I hope so. I did not reach my fitness goal, I only went to spin one time this week. I did recover my points from my overindulgence from last Saturday. I am rolling over 8 SmartPoints. I have been planning and tracking.

I will let you know how I did!

 

Day Three Hundred Sixty-Eight…

Successful, long-lasting weight loss is not only informed by numbers on a scale. I could not have been more strategic this week, I should definitely have lost weight. However, I’m dealing with some inflammation and that is slowing up my weight loss.

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I’m very honest and diligent about tracking so this really is my week. Sunday was Jimmy’s barbeque and it was a great time and well worth all my Smartpoints. However, the rest of the week is all true as well. So you can imagine my disappointment. Had this have happened earlier in the journey I might now be here, 87.8 pounds lighter, at all. Now I know that it’s all the habits and belief  I’ve put into this that is really important.

I went to spin for the first time in a few days. I’m having some health issues and I’ve been reluctant to go but today I went and I am so happy I did.  Going to spin class makes me feel good in a bunch of ways. It clears my head and makes me feel stronger. It gives me some relief from my stress. It’s something I can work at and it’s just fun for me. As the class was winding down, my spin instructor, Mike yelled …

“You live a charmed life. I promise you, believe it.” 

I was overwhelmed by gratitude at that moment because lately, I’ve been feeling so concerned about my situation. It’s easy to get a fixed perspective and sometimes a message will come through that makes it possible to see things differently. Mike is right, our lives are precious and being here is a gift. Find some kind of activity you love and do it because it makes this journey lighter.