I've had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while. Remember that scene in Working Girl when Melanie's character is asked to explain how she came up with the idea of getting Trask Industries into radio? No? It's one of my favorite movies and I've seen it about a hundred times. Anyhow, Melanie explains that she's reading the gossip column about the radio station owner's daughter becoming engaged AND she's reading the business pages about some other company looking to fight a take-over. So she begins thinking Trask Radio, Trask Radio. Well, this idea is like that. First, a part of this came from Karen who was counting down her days until her big birthday - there are 94 days until mine. Part two came from a combination of Helen and Leslie talking about stringing together good days. Part three came from me and my results from June.
During the month of June, I had:
25 - number of days I tracked my food
17 - number of days I had purposeful exercise
26 - number of days I recorded my weight
68 good things
Bonus good things:
3 instances of Mindful eating (2 that I wrote about yesterday and one last night that I'll detail later)
1 instance of weighing the same 141.5 June 1 AND June 30 without obsessive vigilance. There was a variation of 139.5-145.5 throughout the month, but overall, I'm calling this maintenance and a damned fine maintenance it was.
Total = 72 sparkles for the month of June
So I've got 94 days left until my birthday. How many good things/days can I string together? How about I make my own 50th birthday necklace of sparkly goodness as a manifestation of the lifestyle changes that I've made? Would that not be the coolest thing ever? I'm making my own kick-ass birthday present - a multi-strand necklace of some sort - with each bead representing some good thing that I've done ask an act of practicing good self-care. Some bonus things will be worth bigger, prettier beads.... I obviously haven't worked out all the details and I don't have a clue as to how to make jewelry, but we ALL know someone who knows how. And even if we don't, it can't be that hard, can it? Care to join me? Let's let our jewelry tell our story! Doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, just meaningful.
Last night's dinner with Sandy was very nice indeed. She seems to be pretty happy these days - there a new beau in her life - first one in several years, I believe. We had a lovely chat and a lovely meal. I ordered exactly what appealed to me, sampled this and that and then sent the leftovers home with her. And I left the restaurant feeling this side of full and very satisfied. I'm showing a scale bump today, but I am even more susceptible to sodium now that I've virtually quit using it at home. It may be several days before it dissipates, as I've got another restaurant meal ahead of me tonight.
Oh, there was a bump in the road last night. I had looked online at the menu and had made my choices only to get to the restaurant to discover they only offer a portion of the online menu on any given day. So that's what led to the "sampler platter" rather than the grilled fish I'd planned to order. Still, it all turned out okay.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Get some love beads.
Necklace is by Bounkit via Golightly Blogs