We are capable of so much!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Good morning friends!
I'm extra excited this morning because Wednesdays are my longest work day - 10 hours - they wear me out. But I got a call that due to sickness I got the day off!!! What a sweet surprise. It's going on "the list". I LOVE music - all kinds - but especially happy country music. LoCash has a song out, "I love this life" and I was singing it the other night while driving & started thinking about all the things I love in my life. Well, I grabbed a journal and just started writing things I love... I may end up filling up every page in the journal :) It's very good for the soul to sit and write down things we love ~ it really shows us how blessed we are.
Anyway, I decided I needed to make Spark a part of my life again & am focused on getting on here at least once a week if not more. It's so nice catching up with friends :) During my foot rehabilitation, I put weight on... had a sore right foot, sore left knee from arthritis & was wallowing in some major self pity!!! Well, the foot is at 95% so I have no excuse not to move now. I started and stopped Atkins a few times in May... and then last week I started again for real! No more excuses. I know this is the life style that works for me. It's the only one that works for me, so I'm sticking with it! Got on the scale this morning and have started losing again which was balm for the weary soul!!! And it's funny - last night I took my daughter and friend out to dinner. Had salmon and double veggies, in lieu of the potato. It was great. We got home and as soon as I walked in the house I saw my son's bagels and started thinking of food. I wasn't even hungry & all I could think of was food. So, I went outside and watered plants and flowers. Then came in and went up to my daughter's room to play with her ferrets. Then went downstairs and started chatting with my son. Soon it was time to go to bed. I made it. But it was tough. And that is what drives me insane - that we constantly have this battle going on!!! However, I proved to myself that it is possible to come out on top & it's an effort... but an effort well worth it!
My boys are leaving for Japan on Saturday - 10 day trip. They are super excited. Leah and I are excited to have a male-free zone for the duration :) Life is good. The picture above is one of the great blue herons that live around here. I love them. He sat and posed for me one day - I find a lot of joy in God's creatures! Anyway, I hope you all have a fantastic day! Smile & love yourself!