Good Afternoon Journal,
I realized last night that today's weigh in was the end of my first month of my ReStart...4 full weeks. Todays stats: 376 lbs, for a loss of 4 lbs. Since my goal was 3 lbs, that's great! So for my first month since my ReStart, that's a total loss of 12 lbs...and down 84 lbs from my highest weight of 460. I don't feel it yet, like in my knees, but I am hoping to soon. :-)
Today was a strange day...I started out excited from exceeding my weekly weight loss goal...then allowed myself to get frustrated and angry over circumstances that took me by surprise. Hey Loretta...why don't you blog about Attitude today??!
THEN I ran across an old note I had handwritten to myself from 2003, after watching a Dr Phil show on tv. Here is exactly what this little pink piece of note paper said:
Life is not a "dress rehearsal". You only go through it once--it's too short and precious to waste time being negative, bitter, angry, etc etc.
How do I want to spend it? Tired, overweight and sick? Or energetic, healthy, with a passion for life??!
"I want you to enjoy your life!"--Dr Phil
Hmmm....since I don't believe in coincidence, I have to assume that message was a "gentle" jab at my attitude!! LOL!
I am choosing to smile, be nice, even to...gasp...apologize to MyGuy for being a grump. The rest of today is going to be lovely. :-)
From Dr Phil's book: "You can create an internal dialogue that is healthy, constructive, and joyful."
My verse for today: "Love is patient, love is kind..."
My quote for today: "If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come." Chinese proverb
Enjoy the Journey,