Good things

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A very wise sparkfriend of mine made a comment that really made me think. She said "you may not have a good day, but there's good in every day." (I paraphrase)
I started to think about that, and figured out that I need to start looking for the good in every day. I can feel better about what I'm doing if I focus on the good, and not the things I've done wrong. I don't want to write blogs that are downers and tell everyone how bad I'm struggling! I am struggling, but I want to pull myself out of this!
So, my goal for blogging right now is to mention the good things I've done to get me closer to my goals. The things that are helping me move along in this journey, and not the things that pull me back to the starting line or keep me staying in one place.
So... today, I weighed myself, and I still weigh the same. The same! As in, I did not GAIN! So, that is awesome. Because I have not been tracking anything, or working out, or OOPS, there I go again. Okay, so that is GOOD.
Another GOOD thing is that I am getting enough sleep. I haven't had more than 7 hours of sleep in one night in a long time. Now I have no reason to wake up early, so I'm sleeping lots. I cannot keep up with that, I want to get 8 hours a night and not overdo it.
Also, I needed to make a to-do list, actually I want to do one daily to have things planned to work on so I actually get them done. So, I found the journal under "Planner" on my spark-start-page, and I typed out my master to-do list there, so you will not be bored out of your minds reading it in my blogs! So I have everything set up so nice on SP for me, and I have no excuse not to get on here every day.
Another good thing today was that I didn't drink any soda. I had gotten back into doing that sometimes, and even though most of the time it was diet soda, I hadn't had any in a long time. I'm going for that streak again!
I hope everyone is having a GOOD weekend! I hope to have lots of GOOD things to talk about from now on!
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  • no profile photo CD7475917
    thanks for sharing your positive thoughts with us.
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  • no profile photo CD1315172
    You can choose to rejoice in everyday with the Lord! His joy is there in the midst of the storm.
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  • TISHA80
    I can't take credit for that saying. I read it somewhere a few weeks ago, but it really inspired me to concentrate on the good things. I think about it often, now, and it has really helped me to appreciate all of the blessings in my life. I'm so glad that it has inspired you, too! :)

    I think you have a wonderful idea about concentrating on the positive things you have done. I'm here to support and motivate you, so I will read whatever blogs you post. If they are negative, that's fine, because we all need to vent sometimes. I do think being positive is more motivating, most of the time, though. Seeing the good things we have done, the progress we have made, helps to motivate us to continue those good habits. Focusing on the bad things, helps us to feel helpless, and like failures. That just leads to quitting.

    I'm so proud of you for not giving up! :) You can do this! :) You can pull yourself out of this! I know you can! You are making steps to get back into it, and getting started is always the hardest part. You aren't starting from the beginning, this time, though. You've already made so much progress, and you know what to expect. You have an advantage this time.

    Obviously, you have changed in the last few months. You haven't been tracking, but you still didn't gain weight! :) I think that means some of your healthy habits have stuck with you. Even though you haven't been concentrating on being healthy, you haven't went back to your old habits, or you probably would have gained weight. I struggled for at least a month, but part of what helped me get back into it, was realizing that I really had changed. I wasn't doing as good as I wanted to, but I wasn't doing near as bad as I had in the past. You have come so far, and I know you are going to live healthier for the rest of your life. I truly believe you will do this! It's already a part of who you are, and who you are is pretty awesome! :) I'm so blessed to have you in my life!

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    Comment edited on: 6/11/2011 12:53:23 PM
    Thanks for the reminder to stay positive
    3699 days ago
    Great encouragement.
    3699 days ago
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