Feeling Grateful, In Spite of Myself

GratitudeSo, since I’ve started this blog, I’ve actually GAINED 10 pounds. Not sure why or how or what the hack’s going on, but geez. Apparently, whatever it is that I’m trying isn’t working. Not even close. As frustrating as it is, I’m simply going to stay focused on being and feeling healthy and not worry about numbers for now.

This past week – the week of Thanksgiving – is one of my favorite times of year. The focus on gratitude, really appreciating all that you have in your life, is a wonderful reminder of the simple miracle of being alive, not to mention having people (and pets) you love around you, a roof over your head, food in your pantry and so many other blessings.

Today, in spite of the extra weight I’m carrying, I feel grateful for my health. I have healed the injury I had last year, so I can take my 30 minute walks 5 or 6 times a week. I am slowly working on building my lower body and core muscles, making major progress after my injury a year ago.

This week, I’m focusing on eating less carbs and sugar, and in spite of the fact that it sometimes takes me a week to lose pound, I’m taking it one day at a time.

This week, I’m holding on to gratitude for all that is good, including my health.

What about you? How do you stay motivated when the weight just won’t come off? 
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