Several readers have asked me to elaborate on what I write in it.
The daily habit helps me try and stay accountable
it acts as a motivator...
It is a convenient way to document my thoughts,
to track my Weight Watcher Points and to record my weight.
Its been a busy few days
so writing has been brief and done just before bedtime.
I like to set the mood before writing by lighting a scented candle
brew a pot of decaf tea
(caffeine later in the day does not contribute to my sleep)
I will sit in the quiet and reflect upon my day.
Here is an excerpt from the journal when I started...
A few snippets
I often add any food temptations
how I coped or did not cope with them.
The exercise that I did that day.
Thoughts of gratitude, things that made me smile, quotes that inspire...
the journal is very personal and I am free to write a rant if I so desire.
When I write first thing in the morning
I often write my goals for that particular day.
If I start my day with a positive theme it continues throughout the day.
It also helps me to exercise if I put my fitness gear on right after my shower.
This is a signal for me to get that out of the way before commencing with the rest of my day.
Exercise is on the agenda and I am not going to change into my dressy clothes
until I go for my walk or do my kettle bell workout.
Fruit makes up the bulk of my snacks and is the basis for any dessert.
I track my WW points with the handy counter.
If you are keen to change or influence your health and wellness
I firmly believe that a journal can help.
The support that you get at WW meetings is incredibly helpful
if you are struggling with your weight I would not hesitate to recommend WW.
My weight is not moving very much and I admit that I am feeling frustrated...
I may be signing up for WW again but plan to up my exercise first.
I try not to obsess about a few extra pounds
but I do feel much better,
have more energy
and like how my clothes fit when I am lighter.
A reader emailed me about a gym in Oak Bay that offers classes for 55 and older
they have exercise machines and a punch card is available for a modest cost
so I have made an appointment and will see if it is something that I would enjoy.
A bunch of former alumni got together for a reunion at the home of one of the teachers.
There was a great turn out and it was lovely seeing so many of the staff.
We all worked together at a local community school and it had been quite a few years since we had everyone gathered together.
So much history, so many shared experiences and oodles of memories.
The animated chatter and laughter filled the afternoon to the brim.
How was your weekend?
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~