Hi Journal & Friends!
First, Spring Challenge Business:
Here is a Summary of the Spring Challenge, and while it's too late to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end, anyone is welcome to join anytime, if you would like a boost to your journey. The challenge helps me focus, to have clearly defined mini-goals, offers accountability that gives me that extra oomph needed at times to DO what I need to do, even when I don't wanna!
Spring Challenge Warriors: go ahead and put the link to your weekly update, whatever day you chose, here in Saturday's comment section, so we can be together and find one another.
Overall goal of the Challenge:
"The goal of this challenge is to teach yourself to look at your new behaviors positively, to learn to be nicer to yourself and believe in yourself, to learn to enjoy healthy behaviors and learn some moderation. A little balance. It's important. More important to learn than the extremes - too much and deprivation." --from Mary, at Wistful Nebulae
Okay... on to my own weekly check-in...
My Spring Challenge goals:
1. Every day for the next 13 weeks, do some kind of Exercise.
2. Every day for the next 13 weeks, drink a Greenie.
3. Check in every Saturday.
4. Tell one thing each week that I like about myself.
5. Save up to buy myself a fun Reward at the end.
My Exercise: Zilch. Still weak, but getting stronger every day. As soon as my lungs clear of congestion, I'm cleared to start exercising again.
My Greenies: Just starting up again, today. I'll admit, it's been hard to eat, since I have no sense of taste. This cold/cough stole my tastebuds!
One thing I like about myself: I'm happy when others succeed, especially at this weight loss and getting healthy thing. I'm not jealous, but look to see what I can learn from them. There's enough success to go around for every one!
For my Reward: Still tucking away money in my glass bear jar.
Remember, we want progress, not perfection.
Now, I am going to BURST if I don't tell you about the beginning to the New Chapter in my journey.
I have had a certain goal for the LAST 20 YEARS: to just be "normal", and be able to weigh in at the doctors office on their scale.
Yesterday, I did it!!
It's hard to explain why this means so much to me... I almost cried right there in the office. To finally, FINALLY achieve this mini-goal is significant to me. It makes it "real". I have busted through my mini-goal of getting down past 350 AND weighing in at the docs office... two for one!!
Jim was trying to protect me from disappointment, since it was going to be close, and I almost let him talk me into waiting. Then, I remember things that I, myself had written.
To live BOLDLY.
To reach for the moon; even if you miss you will still be among the stars.
To DARE GREATLY.
I told myself if I try and miss, yes I will be disapointed. But so what?? I'll survive. And will try again. It would only be a delay, not a fail.
But I made it! And here is the proof, LOL!! Can ya tell I'm excited???? :-D
From Dr Phil's book: "Your thoughts powerfully program you."
My verse for today: "When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted."
My quote for today: "When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure." --Peter Marshall
Enjoy the Journey,