Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Heathier Me

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams
to someone else. ~ Erma Bombeck


It's been a pretty good week, overall. I journalled every day, with the exception of the court-day melt down (see previous post.) As suggested at the bottom of that entry, my journal for Friday says, "It's a Vegetable!" Then I moved on... back on track the next day, as if it didn't happen.

I'll be accountable when I hand in my journal and weigh tonight at my meeting.

I didn't meet my activity goals for the week, so that's something I'll need to focus on more in this coming week.

My goal of writing down three things for which I'm grateful each day was surprisingly challenging. What a good lesson that is! It really makes me stop and think about what went right that day, instead of the things that went wrong. I'm also learning to write things down as they come to me, rather than waiting until the end of the day (menopause memory, you see.)

But you know the biggest surprise this week? I did not meet my goal to do something intentionally self-nurturing. Wow! Frankly, I'd forgotten I'd even set this as a goal, which tells me I REALLY need to focus on this area! Isn't it amazing that we get so busy doing and caring for others that we forget to do something nice for ourselves?

So, onward. Here's to the progress made this week, and an even healthier week to come!


Until next time...

12 comments:

Ready Maid said...

The wisdom you convey in this post will grow in significance as time passes. A beautiful book to help you along this journey is "Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Joy," by Sarah Ban Breathnach.

I'm looking forward to sharing your blooming.

Lynn said...

I have a lot of trouble with the nurturing myself thing too... It's been a constant challenge to me, as I go through this whole lifestyle change... "what is there for Lynn in all this?"

Hopefully, we'll figure it out, right?

Right!

Skinny Inside said...

I love the idea of writing down three things you're greatful for everyday. I think I'm going to have to try that one. Here's to a better week for you!

Manuela said...

I love "Count it as a vegetable and move on"--never heard that one.

Wish I'd known that when I had 2 Cadbury cream eggs one night! (but no guilt from me because they were so yummy)

Good luck with the weigh in tonight!

RunningNan said...

I had a dream last night that I was on a sugar rampage. I was eating marshmallow eggs like they were going out of style. Is it possible to gain weight from a dream? LOL. I like your idea about writing 3 things that go right. I'll have to do that!

Hanlie said...

It's a learning curve... and I think you're doing great!

Lora said...

yep.. that's motherhood for you. Drop all self-indulgence at the door. Go nurture yourself Patty - you deserve it!

Chubby Chick said...

I hope you have a great week! And definitely do something nice for yourself! :)

Cammy said...

I love that you got yourself right back on track! Any week in which that happens isn't just "pretty good"; it's fantastic! Congratulations on a fantastic week!

Holly said...

Hey Patti - keep it going. Focus on your goals and you'll be just fine! :)

Erin said...

I don't journal, I give up too easily on journaling. I think I need to start doing it! You are so smart!

Erin said...

P.S. I tagged pole lady (http://takeonestripperpole.blogspot.com/2008/04/gauntlet-has-been-thrown.html)
and Saucha girl (http://mybodyforlife2008.blogspot.com/)
to be the next for Q/A...so go ask them some totally awesome questions!!!!