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I am happy with that!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

At first this morning I have to admit I was pretty disappointed that I only lost half a pound this week. But after much reflection I have decided I am really happy with that. Why, you ask? Well this week has been full of ups and downs and very hectic. I did not eat a healthy diet. I was lucky to get my fruits in most days. I ate fried foods. I know I failed on the veggies and my sodium levels were too high a couple of times this week. Oh and I cut back a few days on how long I exercise. So, after thinking about all we had been through this week like my granddaughter's luau party and finding out I need brain surgery. I am really lucky I did not pack a few pounds back on. So, all in all it was a pretty successful weigh in. I am choosing to look at the positive side and not let myself get down over this. I will just have to try harder this week to stick to my plan., beginning with today.

It is almost 11 a.m. and I have already been grocery shopping, ate my breakfast, fed all 4 of my grandchildren their breakfast, washed dishes and cleaned my kitchen. I rearranged the cans in my pantry and have a load of laundry in the washer. Now I am taking a quick break to write my blog and record my breakfast and then it is time for aerobics. After that it will be time to fix everybody some lunch.
You have to understand one thing about me. I love having help putting the groceries away, but I am very OCD about how they are put away and about my schedule. I always go behind whoever put the cans away and rearrange them by what they are and I face them all forward. Really, if you stop and think about it. Do you want to have to search the cabinet to find what you are looking for? I think not. I have little control over a lot of things in my life but this is one thing I can have my way. I should really save a step and just put them away myself in the beginning. But they like to help so I let them kind of. LOL.

Through a lot of hard work I have learned to laugh at myself sometimes. I know OCD is not a laughing matter. It is very real and I have been trying to come to terms with mine. I still have a few little quirks but all in all I think I have done a pretty good job at staying positive and loving life.

What will you let go of today? I am choosing to let go of my negativity and to enjoy life. Wow my blog seemed to take on a life of its own. I just intended to tell you why I chose to be happy about my half pound weight loss.If you take anything away from my blog today I hope you find something positive in every day. The more positive things you find the less room there is for negativity....

God bless you and keep you on your journey! Have a fabulous day!
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    Getting through the week with a loss was a MAJOR Victory. You can come and OCD my pantry anytime-!! I like the term organized better also! Sending continuing prayers for your surgery hon.. In the mean time keep on keeping on! You are doing great!
    1812 days ago
    Love your attitude, Lady! Rock on!
    1812 days ago
  • FLRED12
    A loss is better than a gain. Sorry to hear you are needing surgery.
    1812 days ago
    Great job losing weight! OCD is much more than being organized. You're right, OCD is no laughing matter, so please don't misuse the term. Prayers for you needing surgery!
    1812 days ago
    As far as your weight loss - it was weight LOSS! My mantra has been and always will be "Progress, Not Perfection"!

    As far as being OCD...before we knew the term OCD people like you and me were just called "organized". I much prefer that term.
    1812 days ago
    Great blog! You'd hate my pantry... I like to think I'm trying to get in touch with my hunter gatherer!!
    1812 days ago
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