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A week of thanks

Sunday, November 11, 2012

This week's focus on the 5% challenge is self-thanks. Each day we are supposed to send ourselves with a goodie and a nice note thanking ourselves for a good choice we've made. I feel a little silly about it, but after the weakest start ever I'm really going to try to finish strong. I did miss yesterday because I meant to do it before I went to bed, and then fell asleep on the couch and woke up after midnight. Oops.

So, I'm going to send yesterday's goodie & note anyway, even though I won't get challenge points for it. It's not about the points after all, it's about the spirit of the challenge and the chance for self growth.

So the note from yesterday will read "thank you for make me walk 4 days this week". Today's will read "thank you for making soup for this week's lunches, it's yummy and healthy". Of course that means I have to actually make the soup I'm planning on making.

In other news - Yesterday Dolores won. Big time. For those of you that don't know what that means... I named my fat Dolores after Ms. Dolores Umbridge of Harry Potter fame. Quite possibly the most evil character in the series (seriously, in my opinion she gives Voldemort a run for his money). I'm in a daily battle with her to take my body and mind back. She tells me stuff like "your hubby loves you anyway so why not have another cookie" and "you're healthy even if you are fat, so go ahead and have another piece of pizza" and "I bet the couch is really comfy, go see if I'm right". She totally won yesterday, but that was one battle and I will win the war. Today is a brand new battle, and I fully intend to win this one.

Today is hubby's birthday. I'm letting him sleep in (I've been up since 6 when the little guy decided it was time to get up) and then we'll see what the plan is for the day. I have to fit in my usual Sunday chores, but we're going to try to find something fun to do. There's not a lot of options in my little town, but we'll figure out something.

Today is a day to remember all those who have given so much for our country. Without our veterans, where would we be today? So thank you to all of you who have served.
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    I love Harry Potter so much that I love that you named you lusciousness Dolores. That is hysterical. Now, I have to re-read the series for a third time... :)

    I used to send myself affirming email reminders. Every morning at 9AM - "You are beautiful" or "You are amazing" popped up on my computer. It really does help, especially because I kept forgetting it would happen every day [I know. Right?!] But like all fun things in life, it was always surprise. And it worked.

    Send yourself something good...


    3180 days ago
    You are so going to kick Delores' butt! Delores will lose the war! It can be hard to give ourselves praise for anything but we definitely need to. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3183 days ago
    Lets kick Delores behind!!!!!!
    3183 days ago
    Totally agree with Delores giving Voldemort a run for his money- and a great name for something you are going to get rid of permenently. I lov the idea of thank you notes- remembering to be grateful can be hard. And, i think my hubby would love to get thank you notes for the hard work he does (just has a "discussion" about it, and this could totally help). Hope you are having a great weekend!
    3183 days ago
    You are going to kick Dolores to the curb. Ok, she got one day you get the rest of your life! I know you can do this.
    3183 days ago
    I am having that same conversation with my own Delores. My sweetheart doesn't care if I loose any weight or not. In fact, he seems me start to work hard, and is very counter productive to my work. I need to work this out with him over the next few weeks. I need to do this for me - not him, and not let him be a barrier in my way either.
    3183 days ago
    Please tell "Delores" that you have an army of Sparkpeople members behind you who know all of her tricks, so she just needs to hush and get out of your way! Thanks for the idea about sending the thank you notes, 'cause I think I'll try that too. Always grateful for any tips to get my attitude adjusted. Have a great day!
    3183 days ago
    Giving thanks is a hard think to remember to do. Being thankful for stuff isn't always something that I do well. Thank you for the reminder.
    3183 days ago
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