My Happiness Challenge Day 31
Friday, July 21, 2017
31. Are as optimistic as possible, while still being realistic.
This is going to be a blog singing the praises of Spark People! #31 here is a cornerstone that I learned early in my journey with sparking. I wish I had saved all of the articles I have read throughout the years here about the power of positive thinking but I promise they are out there and they have changed my life forever!
Over the years on Spark People, I have lost and regained and relost 30 pounds over and over again. But something clicked this time! I've done it before and I may have to do it again in the future. But I am absolutely optimistic that I can continue on! It's not easy and it will never be easy (reality check) but I finally understand that this is a lifestyle and I can choose how I feel about myself and the world and the future.
My motto has become "you never fail until you give up." And I will never give up! I will keep working to be the best me I can be. Whatever that means to me, I can do it! Even if I take a break from time to time, I will always come back to do the work!
I say all of this because today I put on medium size clothes for the first time in more than 3 years today! I knew I had lost 30 pounds and several inches but it wasn't real to me until I was at Walmart and thought hmmm...I wonder. I put on size 10 shorts and didn't hang over!
Now realistically, I know sizes can vary. Know what? Don't care! I won't quit! I choose to be optimistic about my future!
I AM HAPPY!