10/06/09 – 5,323
Food Journal – Partial
Good morning Mintdom!
I have good news and bad news. I always start with the bad news first – that way I always end on a good note! The bad news is that I had another day of missing my step-goal AND I did not finish my food journal. I can tell you that I do not have to do the food journal to know that I overdid it as far as that goes, yesterday. I am not starting October out very well, am I? I probably need a little more then a ‘Spark’ to re-light my fire. I am not beating myself up about it though – I just need to do better today.
Now here is the good news. I went to Weight Watchers last night and I lost weight this week, AND last week; in fact, this is the third week in a row of losing weight – Whooo hooo!!!
I wonder if it is a coincidence that this is my third week of keeping a food journal. Maybe that is the ‘Spark’ that I need. I believe that it is! Do you see the beauty in writing? Just writing these few thoughts down this morning has ‘Sparked’ me on to be more diligent. I hope that if you are not keeping a diary of some kind, that you will thoughtfully consider it. Keeping a journal is not that time consuming, and the benefits are amazing!
“You don’t have to let yourself be terrorized by other people’s expectations of you.” –Sue Patton Thoele (Author of The Courage to Be Yourself)
You know that I am on a time kick; and working on streamlining my life. This quote reminded me of something that I learned, years ago. I need to begin to implement it again. What I learned, was how to make my yeses mean yes, and my no’s mean no. In my younger days, (my kids might call it the olden days) I was a stay-at-home mom. I LOVED it! I was never bored. I volunteered at the school, and was on several civic committees. It is funny how life can repeat itself. Like now, I got over-committed. I had to learn how to say no or things started to fall through the cracks and I was going to let people down. Then I read an article somewhere that gave the perfect way to start saying no. The article said that when someone asked you to do something, tell him or her that you would check your calendar and get back to him or her. This gave me time to think about my answer, and check my calendar. It gave me a little cooling off period. When I got back in touch with him or her, almost every time, they found someone else to do the job. Anyway, it is a good trick if you have a difficult time saying no. I need to follow that trick again!
AffirMINTion: I am dependable – my yeses mean yes, and my no’s mean no!
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.
Life is good!