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Starting Off Right

on April 15, 2013

It’s 8 a.m. on Monday morning.  I don’t normally compose and post to the blog this early in the day, but I feel the need.  I’ve had several physically and emotionally draining days.  I almost constantly wanted to eat from the stress.  Most of the time I was able to block the compulsion.

Hopefully this week will be less stressful, but since I don’t control the universe, there may be things done by others or just events that unfold that will potentially affect me.  Like I said, I can’t control that, but I can manage my reaction.  Every morning, every day, heck, in almost every minute, we have the ability to choose our attitudes and responses.

This morning before I got out of bed, I reflected on events of days past and thought about what the week might hold.  Then, I made a decision that I was going to choose an attitude of positivity and not one of dread.  I’m going to smile at adversity.  If an unexpected challenge comes my way I’m going to laugh, shrug, and meet it head on.  I’m going to remember that nothing is going to happen that I can’t handle with or without help.  Most of all I’m going to go through the days as I begin them– with the attitude that I am grateful for the blessings and lessons that come my way.

I’m also not going to let anything or anybody trigger me to eat inappropriately.  I’m not going to stress about how much weight I may or may not lose between now and my next doctor’s appointment on the 26th.  I’m just going to stay with my food program and exercise activities and trust my body to do the rest.

It’s going to be a great week, my friends.  More to the point, I’m going to have a great week, no matter what.

Who’s with me?

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone.  I’m off to walk the dogs before I go to work.

3 responses to “Starting Off Right

  1. June says:

    Me too! Have a great week. The way I think about, fighting the trigger to eat inappropriate foods isn’t just half the battle. It is the battle. The weight loss is a wonderful, healthy byproduct. So fight the good fight and you can think about numbers another time.

  2. Skye says:

    I’m with you! I am beginning my plans and forays into job hunting and networking and all the things I have to do having moved (insurances, driver’s license, health providers, etc.). And I am going to have a great week and it’s all going to go swimmingly!

    I even went for a walk last evening that definitely challenged my sedentary body. It was great!

    You have a wonderful Monday, too!

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