|Lilacs are all gone now, so one last picture for Friday.|
1. I feel good that I can have conversations with people that both agree and disagree with me, with respect. I've been fortunate that even when I've touched on what may be controversial, I've not been criticized or attacked, yet those that disagree or have a different thought, felt comfortable commenting. When we stop talking, things really are not going to turn out well-even through discourse, I am encouraged.
2. My shoes DD1 gave me at Christmas have officially been converted to walking and they are so nice on my feet. While taking pup for a walk is not much of a work out for me,(sniff and whiz at every tree and corner) when I can slip away and leave him behind (I make him sound like a two year old child), I can get some serious miles out of these shoes as they have just the right support, but are not heavy and clunky like other shoes I've used for walking. Thanks again, kid! I just updated to add these are the Nike Flex Exepreince RN5 in blue and pink. I had a question.
4. DD2 had her last choir concert of the season and again, did not disappoint. As she gets older, I know more of the graduating seniors so it was a bit bitter sweet during the slide show to see so many of her friends that will graduate. I buy the recording or DVD's of the concerts. Not frugal, but supports the school, plus I can enjoy in the moment rather than try and record.
5 And last, bummer to report, but I actually put back on a .8 of a pound in the last week. I know it was bound to happen, have a weight loss set back, so I truly am not surprised. I'm not going to get discouraged this time. I'm still at a 1.8 average loss per week, 8.2 pounds total; my original goal was 1.5 per week. I review in my head and can pinpoint where my stumbles were-too many evening calories, more simple carbs than I want, and a few sneaky nibbles. In the past, I would pretend in my head I did everything "right" so take on a why bother attitude.
I'll try and jump start my plan again today. I may not use the daily weigh in for this week. I might be getting discouraged and instead, wait to see all my progress all on one day. I think I'll try at least for the week. And with that, I'll close my Friday update. Please share your successes, and as always, ideas that might help me and others on our getting healthy journey.