Losing weight is a difficult enough challenge, that it can lead to stressful thoughts, sad and depressing moments, even embarrassment. Because you may not be happy with the current shape you are in you may get frustrated and unhappy at times. A positive attitude helps so much in conquering the demons and obstacles in life, that anything one can do to foster that attitude is a blessing.
Looking to find nuggets of information to help win the war on my waist leads to constants searching. I read lots of blogs, online news sites and wherever else that information is available. Yesterday, while perusing the “alltheweigh” blog I came across something that may help you keep a positive attitude in a battle full of ups and downs.
Personally, I use a gratitude book. You can call it whatever you want but its just a composition book that I write in everything I am thankful for at the moment. It may be something as simple as the cup of coffee I am having when writing. But its purpose, like Kenlie’s Pumpkin dish from the link above is the same. To remind us of all the wonderful things we have in life.
Its easy for us to forget the good things because we expect them. But for the majority of us, we really are fortunate. Way more than we are willing to admit. But journaling, writing down or tracking the good things reminds us of how well off we are.
Right now I am sitting on the back porch, in shorts typing and watching a squirrel eating acorns 15 feet from me, while I type. It is sunny, 70 degrees, I’m in shorts. For that I am grateful.
What are you grateful for?