Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Healthy Me

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Be not afraid of going slowly;
be afraid only of standing still. ~ Chinese Proverb

I've signed up to take part in an online health challenge/support group I found completely by accident yesterday (isn't the Internet a wonderful thing?) It's called (as you can see by the photo above) Healthy You, sponsored by Scale Junkie (check out her Blog: it's great!)

I'm joining this particular challenge because its focus is on GETTING HEALTHY. This journey should not be all about the number on the scale, although that certainly is one indicator of success. There are SO many more ways I know I'm succeeding:
  • the heartburn/GERD disappears when I'm eating healthy;
  • my life feels calmer if I'm writing down what I eat (perhaps because I have complete control over something?);
  • my self-respect increases with each passing day

I've lost five pounds since the beginning of the year, which feels like the proverbial drop in the bucket. I'll weigh tonight at my weekly support group meeting, and see what feedback I get from the scale on this past week.

For today, I'm choosing to celebrate those five pounds gone becuase it's all about attitude, and as we know, attitude changes everything!

So yeah me, as Katie always says!

Until next time...


Felicia said...

Hello! *waves*

Welcome to the Healthy You Challenge!! Best wishes to you. I am sure with the attitude like you just showed in this post you will reach your goals in no time!!

Have a SUPER day!

Grumpy Chair said...

Hi Pattie:

5 pounds is a great start for the new year!

Good quote.

Mary said...

Hey! The healthy you challenge is great, I am glad you joined. That is a great proverb in your post. You are already doing great, remember the scale is not always the only measure of that.

Holly said...

You have such a great attitude! And congrats on the 5 lb lose so far! I've just joined the Healthy You Challenge as well. I think it's a great support network! Welcome!

Scale Junkie said...

Five pounds is a fabulous start to the new year!!

You know, I love junk food too. I crave it, I want it, I see it or smell it and have to have it. Slowly I'm learning to love healthy foods but I tell myself I can still have those other foods, just not in huge quantities and not all in one sitting. It takes time to form new habits, instead of giving up all of the junk at once, why not allow for just one or two junk items a day and slowly replace them with healthier alternatives?

Hang in there, you can do this, you are SO WORTH IT!!

Julia said...

"Be not afraid of going slowly;
be afraid only of standing still"

I love it! That is a great proverb. Welcome to the healthy you challenge,congrats on your loss - keep up the good work! :)

Sybil said...

Welcome to the Healthy You Challenge! It's a great support group.

I look forward to getting to know you - I'm a quilter also!