Had such a great day yesterday. Ran a 5k AND went to the gym after that, kept my calories down, felt good all day. I even was good after supper, with no urge to snack. But then..... I fell asleep on the couch watching the debates. I had a bit of a nagging hunger when I woke up. It was around 10ish. If I was a smart man, I would have hightailed it to bed, but I am not sure I have a brain in my head to be honest. I decided that I was going to have a quick peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk, which opened that door. I then had another pb sandwich and a glass of milk, then a fiber bar, then a couple of pieces of lunch meat and a slice of cheese! Not a huge binge I know, but still! So that happened and it sucked. But today, I will learn from that. Today I will stay on course, today I will do the right thing. The idea in all this is that for 5 of 7 days, I did not eat after supper. That is a 70% success rate. Now this week, I shoot for 100% success rate.
So on to more positive stuff. I am big on realizing you are blessed. The problem most people have with that is that people only consider blessings the big things in life. I got me a new car! I am so blessed. I just graduated and got a new job! I am so blessed. You get the picture. The thing is, those big blessings are few and far between. So that leaves room for getting down on yourself or on relationships or the world. I personally have come to find that if you are thankful for the small things, you don't really have that problem. For example, the whole episode that made me think about this topic was that I went to visit my mom for a few minutes early this morning. Well as I said before, I ran a 5k that I only had a week to prepare for yesterday. I had some very tired legs after that, and fully expected to be sore as all get out today. Well, on the walk back, I couldn't help but notice that I was not only not sore, but I was walking with exceptional ease and fluidity. At the outset of all this bidness, I had trouble walking around the block once. Now, even after running a race the day before that was 3 miles and I was not really trained for, I still can walk easily! That is so huge to me. I remember how embarassed I was the first time I decided to walk the block and couldn't even make a second lap because my back and legs were too tired. Now, look at me!
I urge each of you to adopt this habit. Don't just focus on big stuff as being your blessings. If you are lucky enough to catch a green light that you figured you woudn't, realize that is blessing. If you have a non-hectic day at work, realize that is a blessing. If you have a family get together and not one cross word is spoken, blessing. Blessings are all around us, we just have to see them.