Sunday, September 22, 2013
Tomorrow, September 23rd, I will be fifty three. Last year on the day before my birthday I was having serious pity party, for some reason. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, and I felt really sorry for those around me, because they got to suffer through it with me. Today, one year later, I feel so different. To borrow from the Eagles, I have a "peaceful easy feeling", haha! I feel really good, I am more healthy, I am calmer and I have a very clear mind, although I am still wandering aimlessly trying to figure out what if anything I want to do with clay and craft in general. Right now its all about feeling good about my physical and mental state.
On Friday, I had my weekly weigh in at Weight Watchers. I was up one pound. I expected that. I went into some serious post Tyler comfort food eating, Budweiser and Mac and Cheese, uh huh! Quite a bit of it. Friday, getting on the scale at the meeting got me back on track, that's why I go to these meetings. They get me focused on my goals. So when I got home I sat down for a minute, alone in the house. I ate a good lunch and I put on my walking shoes. I loaded up my backpack with ten pounds and headed out the door. Just as I stepped out, a light rain started to fall. Great! I thought about going back in and having a warm cup of tea, but instead I grabbed my raincoat and went for my four miles anyway. It was a gentle rain, it was warm, and it was beautiful. I had a long chat with myself as the rain fell and I splashed through the standing water on the road. It felt good walking in the rain, it felt good to do something healthy for my body and my mind. I still have ten pounds to go, but I have the tools to make this happen and it will, with time and determination.
Wesley is home this weekend for my birthday. Today we went for the four miles together, it felt so great to have her by my side. She is out shopping with her dad now, and I just finished some yoga and lunch out on the porch. I am so happy to be alive these days. The sky is blue, the weather cool, the days are beautiful and I have this amazing family. There is no reason for a pity party today!
It's a good day to be alive!