I’ve got it figured out

Happy President’s Day!  It’s nice to have a holiday now and again.  A day for cousins to play and run through the house and a day to do house projects.  My kitchen is covered in tarp to finish up some granite work.  I’ve been thinking about the weekend and my lack of will power with my healthy eating goals.  I’ve come up with a few ideas.  First of all, I want all of you to know that I don’t always do what I say I’m going to do!!  I throw out different eating ideas, goals, and fitness regimens and then I do whatever the heck I want.  Very inspiring, huh?  I struggle like everyone with several weaknesses.  Sometimes it’s a daily effort to train my brain to get through them.

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A few years ago I was staring into my closet looking for something and a thought came to me.  I hoped and wished that my daughter would not turn out like me.  I worry and think too much about being a certain size and I don’t want that to happen to her.  Over the weekend we went shopping and stopped at the chocolate store.  Everyone is buying something and I’m saying, no I’m o.k.  My 12 year old daughter is holding something drizzling with chocolate and caramel in my face and saying, “Please Mom eat this!  I’m tempting you!”  I don’t want her to think I’m that worried about eating a treat.  I give in… and then I eat more later that night and into Sunday.  So, I fail and fall.

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The thing I need to learn better is that IT’S O.K.  I want everything to be happy and perfect in my life and sometimes it isn’t and I need to be o.k. with that.  When I get frustrated with myself or I just don’t understand my thoughts, I think of something happy!  I was happy this morning going for a run with 2 of my friends.  Happiness is a choice!  I have a few down moments and then it moves on and I find something uplifting again.  Figure yourself out, what makes you tick and what builds you up.  Don’t be too hard on yourself, focus on others, and do what makes you happy EVERY day.  A few things that make me happy: naps with my 4 year old, flowers, smiles, friends, family, exercise, clean houses, hugs, FOOD, church, LIFE!!!  Breathe it in and live it up!!!  Menu for the next 11 days is South Beach.  Meat, dairy, nuts, veges, and eggs.  I’ll let you know when I hit 127 🙂

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