Back to Gratitude journal

I’ve drifted away from this being my virtual Gratitude journal in the last couple of weeks. Have to get back at it and keep listing every day something I’m grateful for, or thankful for and see that which is abundant in my life.

So, I’ll start today with talking about my mum. We went over yesterday to see my mum and dad. They are so fun. My mum is like “there is less of you Deb” and pats me. “Just less of you”.  She’s very encouraging to me. My dad is just like “you need to lose more”. Haha, thanks Dad. 😛 We went out for a nice walk with them and got in my number of steps I needed to take for the day.

Both my brothers are very supportive and keen on seeing their sister get into shape. They are both quite athletic and do a lot of biking and posting of expeditions on Strava, a exercise app you can get on your mobile device. Pretty cool to see where they’ve ridden, how far, what elevation they’ve gone, etc. I’ve got it on my phone, as well. So, have been taking it on my longer walks and taking pictures and recording my walks on Strava. Very supportive feeling when you get a thumbs up from people following you.

Tim has been very encouraging and supportive to me along this path. He’s been walking a lot with me although I think his knee bothers him sometimes. He doesn’t mention it too much but he pauses and rubs his knee. But he keeps on coming out with me. It’s nice to have the company. He needs to lose some weight too, when it comes right down to it.

So, I’ve got a lot to be grateful for. Can’t forget that, on the days when I don’t think I’m going fast enough, progress isn’t happening fast enough, I’m setting the bar too high for realistic progress, etc. Slow and steady weight loss, for the long term, right? Aiming to keep it off once it comes off. Lifestyle change, not quick fix diet.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; soon you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi

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