Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Happy April Fool’s Day!

So a friend posted today in one of the Facebook groups that we are in together that she is frustrated by her ability to lose because she is sabotaging herself.  This spoke volumes to me because I do the same thing.  I have been for quite some time.  I am determined to make changes for myself.  It is not always easy when you have had a love/hate relationship with yourself and your body to love the woman that you see in the mirror.  Another friend (thanks Nancy) reminded me how important that this is.  I will be the first to tell you that I have not always loved or appreciated this body that the Father gave me.  Truth be told, I have had a hard time on more than one occasion remembering that it is the only body that I have and I need to take care of it.

Here is the long and short of it.  If I want my body to change and I want to learn to love the woman in the mirror, I have to start making that change for myself.    So, I thought, I should just start today.  What better day right?  It is the first of the month.  I had been thinking about this for a day or two and had planned to make sure that I had my breakfast and lunch planned out.  However, as seems to happen so frequently, life sometimes takes an unexpected turn.  I was bending down last week and wound up with my knee popping.  I felt it as well as heard it.  I have had to wear my knee brace every now and again, but what I can’t do is ride my bike and such.  So I am trying to focus on what I can do.  I can still walk, I am just walking a little slower at the moment so I’m trying to focus on hitting my 10,000 steps at least 5 days per week.  I am going to plan at least 1 meal every week.  By that I mean that I will plan my breakfasts, lunches or dinners for the entire week.  I know I do better when I plan ahead.  Even though my plan didn’t come together for today, I am going to try to do better for tomorrow.  I am going to try to journal my feelings in a little notebook so I can focus on not eating them.


Meal to plan for next week: Breakfast

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