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Gratitude Journal

Yesterday in a f-locked post, lanternlady invited me to give gratitude journaling a try, and I meant to do it before bed last night but forgot. Actually, working through what had been bugging me really helped (as I’d hoped), and I ended up having a SUPER blessed day yesterday! I really do have a lot to be grateful for. I can’t guarantee I’ll keep up with this every day, because I rarely do *blush*, but I am going to try to be more mindful about it.

So these are actually from yesterday. I am so grateful for:

* Waking up to baby kisses

* Enjoying sunny mornings in bed with the window open, listening to the birdsong with children who appreciate the magic of it

* The ability to put into written form what I seem unable to say aloud, and a wonderful group of people who will listen and share loving energy with me

* Flylady and my timer! I am so grateful to her *and myself* for getting back into a healthy daily routine.

* My bedroom! It’s now mostly clean and has a much better energy.

* To 4-T class, for helping me remember the importance of the surrender process. As soon as I validated and released my problem, I had The Best Day Ever (mostly).

* To me baby-stepping my way to better health, and finally stepping on the scale to learn that I have finally broken my last weight plateau! The official weight loss since having baby #2 is now (*gasp!* Yes, I’m saying it outloud because I WILL keep going):

199* --> 145 pounds

* Edit: What was I thinking? I never reached 200 - I refused to! I gave birth to Ivy at a stubborn 199.

* To Josh, for finding my missing pre-baby clothes

* To me, for sticking with moving a little bit more each day, and for fitting back into almost all of them (and *all* of the pants! Some of the shirts are still too tight)

* For working out better than I have all week, even though I was awfully sore.

* To that sore feeling, because I realize my muscles like being used.

* To tadeudz & lessthan90sheep for their empowering messages they sent me, and to lanternlady and intrepidrayne for encouraging me to do this.

* To Josh, for finding the missing valentines candies and putting a little ‘Marry Me’ heart on my desk to make me smile.

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ahavah
Apr. 27th, 2007 06:37 pm (UTC)
199* --> 145 pounds WOW...well done! :)

Thank you! I hadn't weighed myself in a long time because I was tired of not losing. It was a pleasant surprise.

It's a strange feeling that because you feel achy and horrible but proud too...

Yes, indeed, but I'm starting to kind of like it. Of course, my appreciation for pain has changed a bit in the last year and a half. ;)

I had that after I dragged my fat ass to the swimming pool on Tuesday evening..for the first time in over a YEAR!! :/

Yay for you! We can encourage each other then. I realized I hadn't done a Health Buddies post in a while, either, so I'm going to try to revive that. Everyone works better with praise and admiration! We rock! :D

*hugs*
intrepidrayne
Apr. 27th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
That is a lovely gratitude list. :) Also, congrats on the weight loss and working out. I know I feel better when I work out. I haven't been very good at that this past week. Bad me!

the 'marry me' heart... too sweet. :)
ahavah
Apr. 27th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Yeah, I'm very proud since I really haven't been very good about working out in the past few years. It feels good to be getting control of my body back. I have a whole health post I'm working on, because I think I let it slack far too long.

the 'marry me' heart... too sweet. :)

Thanks. I'm a very lucky girl. :D
intrepidrayne
Apr. 28th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
I look forward to your health post. :)

I keep meaning to de-clutter the apartment. Mark and I are terrible for keeping things we don't need, which means we have a ton of junk. It's driving me batty! I keep starting and not finishing. You reminded me with your mention of a nice clean bedroom with better energy. It probably won't get properly de-cluttered until after our vacation. Hopefully I will do it though. I need to.
ahavah
Apr. 28th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
I've been babystepping my way through decluttering with Flylady.net. You should check it out and see if it would be helpful for you. She's helped me set up little routines and do daily missions (which is really all I've got down so far), but it's helped immensely.
intrepidrayne
Apr. 28th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
I will definitely look into that when I get back. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
earthygirrl2
Apr. 27th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Go You!!! This sounds just lovely!!! You are truely blessed!!!!

ahavah
Apr. 27th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much!
kuroihime
Apr. 27th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
I like the sore feeling too.

I'm glad you have things to be grateful for. These posts are always wonderfully affirming.
ahavah
Apr. 27th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It definitely feels good to be pushing myself. :) I'm glad this was suggested, because it's really nice to sit down and see how long the list actually is!
lanternlady
Apr. 27th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
*big sappy broad smiles*

WONDERFUL list. I'd expect nothing less from such an amazing woman. And you are! You go girl.. proud of you for ALL your accomplishments. I shall look to your weight loss for my own inspiration.

Love ya !!! Willow who is grateful to have connected with YOU!
ahavah
Apr. 27th, 2007 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you on so many levels :D
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