Much to be thankful for

Being Thanksgiving, I woke up this morning and started thinking about all the things I was thankful for. Many people did the same I’m sure. I have a tendency to dwell on what’s not working in my life too often instead of what is. One thing that is working and that I’m still excited about is this “plan” that p and I came up with. This morning I weighed a pound and a half less than my original goal of losing 20 pounds for M and M’s wedding.

I’ve been experimenting this past few months — adding a few carbs in here and there. On those occasions where I’ve overdone it a bit, I woke up in the night with a stomach ache and then the next morning, felt crummy and a little depressed. I’m learning the correct balance and that the more veggies I eat, the better. I’ve become addicted to my giant salad creations. Salad and sauteed veggies have become my favorite foods. I am doing fine without the pasta, bread and cupcakes. For the first time since March, I split a pancake with my husband yesterday morning in big anticipation, and was truly surprised that I didn’t like it! I’ve noticed that cheese really doesn’t agree with me too much. Or too much wine. I’ve learned to listen to my body and what it tells me it needs for nutrition — instead of what my brain tells me I want!

I’ve yet to get down to the gym to check it out. It’s on my list for this coming week. I seem to be putting it off, hmmm, wonder what that is about?

I hope P and our loyal fans sisters K and L and all of our family and friends have a truly wonderful day. I’ve got some good healthy food in the fridge and I’m looking forward to wearing the outfit I’ve set out for the day (which totally wouldn’t have fit six months ago!).

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Much to be thankful for — 1 Comment

  1. Hey D – great post! I hope to see more of you here on the Blog… I am also greatful for many things in life, and, like you, I tend to dwell on what’s not working instead of what is. I am determined to CHANGE so that I can enjoy my successes more, and then focus on fixing the areas that I don’t feel are working. Like this weight issue, the more I get it under control, the more it’s on the “it’s working” side of the line. Though I still struggle now and again to keep the enthusiasm up for making lasting changes in the way I eat and treat myself, I know we have armed ourselves with the knowledge we need to make this next year the best yet!

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