Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pretty Darned Proud of Myself

I got home this evening from my trip to New England and I must say I am very proud of myself! I did not over indulge in any way! I allowed my self little treats here and there (a bowl of icecream, a small Del's Lemonade...) but I made wise choices the whole time.

One of the things that often comes up in my therapy is that things "are what they are". I am learning to have less expectations and that is a good thing all around.
For instance, when I arrived to visit my brother (who I haven't seen in a year) and he said "I can't hang out with you tonight because Mike's coming over and we are going to watch the game.." instead of being super annoyed like I usually am when he blows me off, I just recited in my head "It is what it is, he is no different than usual" and it really helps.

I think that mantra is appropriate with weight loss. The scale says what it says. My response to what it says is what is going to predict any future change whether it be in numbers or in peace of mind.

I'm glad to be home.


  1. Not overindulging on a trip...that sounds like you are VERY determined and I bet you are going to succeed with an attitude like that.
    We just have to be patient ..its going to take time but all the support from friends in blogland really helps...I'm new to your blog, I shall follow along your way from now on!

  2. Woo Hoo! I'm so happy for you that you didn't go way off track. That's hard not to do when you're away from home!!

    Sorry your brother is so inconsiderate. It's his loss!! But you have a great attitude! I'm going to try that mantra myself!