I feel like a fraud sometimes. Not the indictable kind, but a fraud nonetheless.
When people find out I’ve lost (and still haven’t found) 100 pounds, almost everyone responds with a variation of, “Oh, you must have worked so hard!”
That’s when I feel awkward, because to be honest, it didn’t (and doesn’t) feel like hard work at all! Yes, I work out a lot, and yes, I pass up a bunch of cake. And I mean a bunch! It’s not fun and games 24/7. My best week was probably 23/7.
But after years on the diet bus, I finally realized that my thoughts were making the process more difficult than it had to be. By chipping away at the negative, road-blocking thoughts and replacing them with a more positive, road-clearing outlook, I finally found success. My tippy toe steps (summarized brilliantly, if I do say so myself, HERE for newcomers) made it almost seem–dare I say it–easy!
I was thinking about outlook and perspective today, while I was trying to warm up for my walk on a cool and blustery day. It was around 70 degrees, and I was grumbling about how chilly it was. And then I imagined the same scenario next March, when I’ll be jumping with joy when we have our first 70 degree day.
Cake Day Progress Report
Memory Refresher: I am collecting points for minutes exercised beyond my required 30/day. When I reach 1000, I win a cupcake!
Current tally: 197–almost at the 20% mark! And actually, the total should be 297, but someone threw a brownie into my mouth and I decided to forfeit 100 points.
Attention, Kroger Shoppers
Much to my surprise, my local Kroger has Fage Yogurt individual cups on a 10/$10 special. That’s a savings of $0.50/cup! I didn’t see it advertised in this week’s circular, so it may be a local thing, but I thought I should spread the word. (No affiliation; just passing along a good buy.)
And that’s it for me for the week. Blog-posting-wise, that is. I’ll spend my online time over the next few days catching up on your blogs. Until then, I’ll wish you all an amazing weekend! It will be, if you choose to see it that way!