Beauty Emotions Healthy Living Reflection

A New Day

It’s a new day, and that’s a beautiful thing. If you read the post I wrote yesterday then you know I was having a bad afternoon. Note to self: Don’t go shopping when it’s that time of the month. I felt horrible because I went shopping and couldn’t find anything I liked which led to feeling bad about myself, my body and even my progress (forgetting the fact that there are tons of days in which I find great buys shopping and tons in which I find nothing.)

When I left the store, I went to the gym to burn off steam (and calories) then headed home to mope around a bit more. I called my Dad, and we talked for over an hour and a half. We talked about my weight-loss (and how it’s awesome.) And we talked about everything else we thought about…the weather, our friends, etc. And by the time our call ended I was feeling much better.
Then I laid on the floor and looked through some of the scrapbooks I’ve made, and I saw myself in pictures before I began losing weight. And it was easy to see that I’ve already come a long, long way. And, once again, I felt proud to look at myself in the mirror.
My eyes look wider and brighter. And in so many pictures, I was sitting with friends eating a pizza or some other kind of garbage that I rarely eat now. I can see a little definition in my face now…and a lot less stomach…
So when I stopped letting one shopping trip cloud the way I see myself and when I was reminded by so many of you that we all have bad days, I felt better. And I decided to clean out my big closet. I filled several bags with clothes that are too big for me, and I found several pieces of clothing that now look awesome.So I was down for several hours, but now I’m happy again. Thanks for taking the time to listen.
What do you do to feel better when you’re feeling down?

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9 Comments

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    Fran
    January 31, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Glad to read you're feeling better Kenz. We all have a bad day every now and then.

    I used to eat to feel better 🙂 I have to say that since I started to lose weight and started running and other workouts I don't have many bad days anymore. My spirit has got a boost from this too. But if I have every now and then I watch one of my favo tv shows, read a book or go to bed early if it happens at night.

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    Deb Willbethin
    January 31, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Welcome back!! 😀 Deb

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    Mae Flowers
    January 31, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Glad to hear that you're feeling better!

    It really just takes an attitude adjustment to make ourselves feel better. Often times, I get lost in all of my negative thoughts and forget to think about how many positives I have in my life!

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    Tricia
    January 31, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Happy to hear youre feeling better!

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    Diz
    February 1, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I'm glad to see you're feeling better too! Usually I just have to talk to friends and family to be reminded of my successes to feel better, but sometimes I'm alone and can't do that. In those cases, I try really hard to read back in my journal to days that I was happier and remember those feelings…and that helps me a lot. I know- Journal (what?), but it's like your scrapbook for you- it's something from my personal life that I enjoy writing in and looking over sometimes that just documents phases in my life. And it helps when I need it! 🙂 Glad you're back!

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    AriSpark
    February 1, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Aren't dads the best? I always talk to my dad when I'm stressing and it always helps me feel better.

    That and I try to do something nice for myself like paint my nails or take myself to the movies.

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    {ALL} for a Better Life
    February 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    YEAH! You are back!

    I tend to put on really loud music and rock out when I am in a bad mood, it always helps!

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    Sarah
    February 1, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I love shopping in my closet!

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    Adrie
    February 2, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Hi! I stumbled upon your blog a couple days ago and was so happy I did! You are such an inspiration and have such a great attitude. Sorry for the hard days though.

    Anyway, I wanted to say thanks! I joined Weight Watchers on Sunday and hope to do well. And I will be keeping up with your blog!

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