Since I’ve returned home I’m trying to live a little like I did at the beach. I splurged on salad stuff instead of waiting for the discount store to have some that looks fresh and make a point to fill at least a third of my plate with it at the dinner table. I try to add a little beauty to our family meals, like candles or a tablecloth or pretty food.
And best of all . . . sometimes I walk as the sun sets.
Or break from my rushing to slip into the backyard to watch it descend over the mountains
Or pause and gaze through my kitchen window as the orange filters through the tree branches
Real Time Update:
It’s hard to think about the important things in life–like sunsets or pretty food–when life gets busy. But I’m still looking for ways to embrace beauty, to pant after joy, to let peace envelop me. And I’m still eating salad!
This weekend was amazing. I attended a BeNew celebration in downtown Denver. I was asked to be a runway model for the product (not really as glamorous as it sounds, but super fun.) It’s been a long time since I had to find my inner ham while on stage. I have to admit having dropped 32 pounds helped me be willing to flounce across the stage! (Did you catch that? The plateau is over! Yay! The scale has started moving again!)
How About You?
What little every day pleasure are your purposeful about enjoying? As you’ve lost weight, where have you noticed more courage or confidence?
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When I first started reading this one Paula is was sort of sad sounding to me. Until the last sentence when you got to the part about the flounce across the stage. You have a right to be very proud of yourself on your weight loss and I know you are. Maybe i am all wet here but you just didn seem yourself. Maybe you are tired after the long weekend of learning. I want to hear all about it Ok.
BE VERY PROUD OF YOURSELF AND YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!! We will meet one day.
Wow, Rosemary, you’re insightful. I wasn’t sad when I did the real time update, but when I worked on the first part I WAS struggling. Long story–has to do with stuff I’m still fight through since the car accident—-but thanks to the Life Force boot camp I’m much better. Everyone there loved on Jerry and me, and it was a wonderful time and great learning experience.
Well done on beating the plateau. Tricky little devils aren’t they? I find its best to ignore them and then, when they’re not paying attention, beat them into submission with lots if exercise lol. As you can tell I’ve had a fair few plateaus of my own in the last four years!
And your support really helped me with mine. Thank you again.
No problem. We all need a little sometimes 🙂