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Gaining perspective with a squirrel

Sunday, August 02, 2009

August is here and what do I do the first day I go to a buffet.

Here is the story, my mom was taking us out to eat. Everyone wanted to eat at this buffet. I didn't do great but I could have done a lot worse. I had water to drink and filled up my first plate with fruits and veggies. As I said first plate. I won't go any further on the plates. So I decided that if I ate anything later in the day it would be light. And it was. I know I went over my calories.

I didn't weigh this week again, I have got to get my new scale battery in and go from there. I bought them yesterday, now to find a screwdriver to get that little screw out.

So there are my negative confessions...On a positive note:

1. I have been getting more walking in and just getting out. My dog is loving it! We took him and my mom's dog to the dog park. It had rained earlier in the day. Both dogs love to play ball. My dog, RVD, loves to chase around the big soccer ball. My mom's dog, Honey, loves to play catch and fetch. So we did just that. Both dogs were dirty as could be but played a good 45 minutes. My dog could barely walk back to the car. We immediately got them in the bathtub when we got home. You should of seen the dirt but happy dogs.

2. I have gotten my mom to walk with me some. She went for a walk the other night. And I got her tennis shoes for walking with a group of SparkFriends today. It is nice to have her with me.

3. My teenager is now into drinking 8 glasses of water a day. And tells me every time he gets on the elliptical

4. My pre-teen doesn't think he needs exercises but is always smiling when we go out and do something. It is not fun to listen to his whining but it ends up really good in the long run.

We had a lot of laughs this weekend too.

The youngest threw the ball for Honey and ended up hitting oldest on the top of his head. My youngest almost wet himself with laughter.

As we were going home, we turned on a street and had a red light well I noticed a squirrel sitting there not paying attention. I wigged out and said don't hit the squirrel and I am flapping my arms and yelling through the closed window for the squirrel to move and he does but then he turns back so I am like don't hit him and am frozen in fear. Well he finally moves. Now there was no traffic at all, we were the only car and we were coming up to the stoplight. I was literally in tears. My men were cracking up laughing at me. I just can't stand to see anything hurt. I know sometimes it can be avoided, but when it can I sure try.

Perspective:
I am not being very hard on myself about yesterday. I know that I will eat something I shouldn't in the future. That's life. And writing this blog really helps to put things in perspective.

Hopefully, Sparkfriends this little blog will help you as well. A frown, a smile, and perspective is sometimes all we need.
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  • OLDERWISERME
    Love it! ALL of it! So happy to see how your life changes are also transitioning your family. Small little steps add up to big wins! Way to go!
    4270 days ago
  • FORMENOONEELSE
    GREAT PERSPECTIVE....I LOVED IT!!!!

    JODI
    4271 days ago
  • LINDAGRAVEL
    I try to smile and geet people everyday of my life.but sometimes when I am alone the tears will come.
    4271 days ago
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