01 May 2009

5 Things I'm Proud Of #14

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"Excuse me while I kiss the sky"
Jimi Hendrix

Well it's that time of the week again, time to remember all the little steps you are taking towards your bigger goals, or even the steps you are taking everyday to make your life what it is right now. Today I realised how far I have come in my thinking about weight loss and health and I believe it has a lot to do with these posts. Taking some time at the end of my week to think about the things I have done that have been positive is, well pretty neat if I may say so myself.

I've spent many years of dieting focusing on the negative, all the things I didn't do, all the things I should do, the "bad" food, the lack of will-power. I'm thinking this may have just been the bigger thorn in my side. I guess I never truly believed that changing the chatter going on in my head could have such a big impact. But it has, I'm totally loving proving myself wrong for once!

So here it is people 5 Things I'm proud of this week. Don't forget to think about yours, you can even share them in the comments if you like!

  1. Finally taking myself off to try a "hot" yoga class. I've been reading it can be beneficial if you have joint injuries and so far so good.
  2. Enrolling in two more subjects for my Herbal Medicine course
  3. Eating at home more than eating out
  4. Taking The Beasts for a walk despite the torrential rain
  5. Last but not least, jumping on the scales for my monthly weigh-in this morning. I've lost 0.4kg this month.

This last thing I'm proud of is one of the things I am most proud of ever. For the first time in my life, a small loss didn't send me in a downward spiral into the great black hole of despair. I was happy, pleased, proud. I didn't force these feelings, they just came. I can't begin to describe what an achievement this is for me, my normal, and not so long ago, reaction to losses like this has usually been pretty bleak. I guess this is what you'd call an NSV (Non-scale victory), for me it's the most humongous, amazing, supersonic victory ever. Yipppeeee!!!!!


  1. what a inspiring post you go girl, can you write a Guest Blog for me on the idea to write the things you are proud of this week, I love it its so powerful. Focus on the positive
    I am Proud of writing my first article and calling someone up to interview them even though it might not get published was good experience. Cooking for my daughter and using new treadmill for the first time.
    Look forward to hearing from you, or if you like I can link to your blog.


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