Sunday, August 19, 2012
Today was a hard day for me mentally...and we all know this is a head game. My feelings started out low this morning and as much as I tried...I was not able to conquer the low until about 5:00 this afternoon. Ugh. I finally conquered it when I wrote in my private Spark Journal...laid it out...what was bothering me...where it came from...how I felt about it...and then a plan for an "overcoming" evening. Then, boom, my spirits lifted. How I wish I would have done that at 8 am. Note to self...when you have a hard time getting your mood to lift, write! For some reason, it works for me every time. But, also, for some reason, I will try so many other things before I just go ahead and write. This is something I need to change. It would make a world of difference in days to come. So, this is a lesson that I am going to take with me from today and incorporate in the days to come. If I forget, feel free to remind me.
I had a productive day...though I was struggling internally. I got all my breakfasts made for the week and all my lunches made for the week. I even went ahead and entered them into my tracker. Now, all I have to do is grab and go for breakfast and lunch! Woo hoo!
Tonight, I made the 80-calorie "ice cream" sandwiches I had planned. For this, you take two graham crackers (two squares) and put 2 tablespoons of light cool whip between them. Freeze them for two hours and voila..."ice cream" sandwich! Low cal and delicious. You can make variations with different flavors of graham crackers and different flavors of cool whip, too.
When I took Mia for her walk tonight, DD wanted to come along. That was a nice surprise. And this evening, she has been preparing her meals for the week, too. She said that I inspired her! Yay! That makes me feel good.
Hope you all had a great weekend! I did! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on!