Saturday, February 21, 2015

A Note Of Thanks

Today's challenge on the Inspiration Calendar was to write a Thank You Note.

Once I thought about this a bit longer, I realized there were so many different places this could go, so here goes mine!

First off...Thank you to the people who read this blog.  It's through that I am encouraged to keep writing and have a space just for me.

Thank you to my family.  My parents have shown me unconditional love and support throughout the years.  Despite how much I frustrated them, angered them and disappointed them, they have still been by my side.

Thank you to my husband.  You were able to see past this plush exterior and get to know the woman inside.  Through that, we fell in love and created a wonderful little family of our own.  No matter my size, he loves me and encourages me to do the best I can.

Thank you to my kids.  You have shown me what my parents have always known.  Your children are unconditional love.  You show me youth and love.  Through your eyes, I can see the pureness in the heart of others.

Thank you to my friends.  While my cup might not overflow in numbers, the ones I have are true.  I don't keep in touch with some of them like I should have or want to, but thy are in my thoughts every day.  These people are my family.  I would drop everything to help them out.  They each add something to my life and also love me unconditionally and support me through my ups and downs and are not afraid to tell me how it is.

Thank you to the bullies in school.  From the day I started, I was picked on.  It wasn't easy and I hated school, but I had those few close friends that made it bearable.  To the made me a better person, because it was through your uncaring and cruelty that made me love others and teach my children how to treat others.  Despite the fact that your actions and words are still as clear as day to me, I have matured and can now walk past you, smile and carry on a polite conversation....because that is the kind of person you turned me into.

As you can see, there is so much to be thankful for!  This path called my life was destined for me.  It's mine alone to travel and learn from.  I do my best to encourage others, love others and help others.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  I would love to read your "Thank You" note!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

 I am an intelligent person
I will control my emotions,
not let my emotions control me.
Every time I am tempted to use food to satisfy my frustrated desires, build up my ego or dull my senses,
I will remember - even though I overeat in private,
my excess poundage is there for all the world to see!

I'm going to keep this as short and simple as I can tonight.  It's already 9:10 pm and I am ready for bed.

The scale was not my friend this week.  While I can't JUST blame it on "girly" things, I know it's a contributing factor...I just feel BLECH!

Let's get to the good stuff, shall we?

Last week: 253.50 lbs
This week: 255.50 lbs

Gain: 2.00 lbs

Together as a group tonight, we made a plan.  We started doing our "Forbidden Food" of the week again.  This week it is Bread.  I personally am not one for the forbidden food, because once I am told I can't have it, I want it even more...and bread is basically my life, so this one won't happen for me, but I will do my best to have LESS bread!

We also agreed that anytime we have done a food journal as part of our program and someone presented it...that person lost weight.  So for this week, we are ALL going to keep a food journal and share them next week.  This will without a doubt help me, because it always does, I just suck at doing it!

So, there you have it....that is MY truth of Tuesday night!

You take my hand, 
and I'll take yours,
and we'll start out today.
For a helping hand is what we need to help us on our way.
The way to goal is a lonely road, 
we need someone to care.
Reach out my friend and take my hand, 
and then we're almost there!