Would you look at this! I’m posting my thanksgivings not only on the right day, but early in the day! This has never happened before. You will see why I’m early (by my own standards) when you get to what I’m thankful for today.
I made a thanksgiving resolution to find something to be thankful for every day until next Thanksgiving. This week I was pretty unhappy with myself, but finding something to be thankful for every day helped a lot.
Wednesday: that when my arms rest against the front of my hips, they (my hips) feel solid instead of squishy. And if I press hard enough, I can almost feel my hip bones. :)
Thursday: God’s intervention when I considered eating everything in the house. I had a McDonald’s vanilla ice cream cone, which was the first sugar I’ve had in two weeks, and it of course set off cravings for more. I said a prayer and that was the end of my sugar consumption. For that day. As you all know, I succumbed Friday, Saturday, Sunday…and Monday. If only I would have said a prayer on those days. Moving on!
Friday: the unexpected. We had plans for the evening that didn’t pan out, so we went on to the previous plans for the evening that we had made before making those, and those didn’t pan out either. We found ourselves by Exploration Place with nothing to do, so we took the opportunity to take a walk across the bridge to the Keeper of the Plains and enjoy the crisp, cool evening just doing nothing besides reveling in one another’s company.
Saturday: a much cleaner house! We got our spring cleaning on and didn’t finish, but can see a lot more of the floor now. ;)
Sunday: Mint tea. Why do I always forget how wonderful this herbal, non-caffeinated beverage is? I bought a bunch of dried mint from a Lebanese market and forgot about it until I was organizing the cupboard so I put some in a glass measure and added hot water to steep. It’s delicious when hot, the tingly mint sort of rejuvenating, and it’s really refreshing when chilled. The flavor is so nice that I don’t even have to sweeten it, although I usually do.
Monday: You. If you missed yesterday’s post, I want to tell you again that I really appreciate you reading. I owe a lot of my success to you because I know that whatever I do, I have to report back to you and that really keeps me accountable. Y’all are the best accountability partner I’ve ever had! :)
Tuesday: This acronym: DGT. It means “Decline Guaranteed Time,” and when I walked into work today, I was told we could DGT. Oh, hallelujah! I’m using the unexpected time off to get my spring cleaning done today so that when my co-workers come over this Saturday for the final weigh-in, my head won’t explode in flames of shame.
As of today, I’m showing about a 10 pound gain since the last time I reported my weight to you, just about a week and a half ago. Craziness! Hopefully that will go down some before the weigh-in with my co-workers, but the chances of me winning the weight loss competition is nil. That is unfortunate, considering there is a $120 prize at stake, but I will be happy for whoever wins. If they meet all three of their goals, they will deserve it! I’m rooting for my husband, but my bad choices have unfortunately also affected his own and it will be a stretch if he makes his goal. We’ll see! I’ll report what happens on Saturday!