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?