Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Hello my friends!! How are you doing on this fine Monday? Did you have a great Valentine’s Day? Did you do great last week on your journey to better living?
Last week, I didn’t lose anything on the scale. In fact, I gained three pounds! 😦 Last week was difficult at work – we had a death in our law enforcement community so I didn’t do so well eating on my journey. Is stress a trigger for you? It seems to be with me. Between work and something that is happening personal this week (no details yet – I’ve made Houdini paw swear and Bacon hoof swear secrecy – LOL), I’ve been eating my way it seems through the days. So no. I didn’t make great choices.
But that brings me to something I want to share with you my friends. My “reinventing” myself. Sometimes we take ourselves and put us in the back seat while we are taking care of our spouses, children, parents, in-laws and/or friends. We come second and everything. This needs to stop. We need to be kind to ‘us’.
I’m sharing this picture for two reasons.
1 – I’m taking care of ME. I’ve tossed the glasses to the side, cut and colored the hair and I’m going to take care of me for a change. No that doesn’t mean I’m going to ignore everyone else. I’m not like that – I’m a giver. But it does mean that I need to take care of “ME” in order to be there for others. Do you fall into this group too? Are you a giver that forgets yourself? Let’s make a change. At least once a week, do something totally for yourself. Whether it’s a bubble bath for some alone time, take a picture by yourself, meditate, or go grab some lunch/dinner and pamper yourself. What will you do for YOU this week?
2 – With this picture I want to document what I look like today in compared to what maybe 3 months from now? Show a picture side by side to see if I can visually see the changes… perhaps in those double chins? LOL 🙂 What do you think my friends?
How are YOU doing this week?