We all make daily choices, some easy some not so easy. In this blog we hope to help fuel those daily choices with content that is relatable, positive, and even humorous sometimes. Yes, we have made great strides in weight loss and health and are happy to help anyone who reaches out, but all in all, we hope to just be a light in your day.
My “fall” into Fall was most definitely not graceful but I am happy to report…I was not injured. 😊
To preface this story…I DO NOT like backing up (any type of vehicle) to the edge of the pit where we dump our tree debris.
“My Farmer” (aka my sweet husband) guided me the first time and had confidence (misplaced as it may have been 😂🤣) that I could do the next few loads on my own.
Well… When I got to the pit, I decided that if I got close enough (but not too close) any debris that landed on the upper edge, I would just swish in with my foot. All was going great, until…
As I was standing on the edge of the pit, holding onto the tailgate, and swishing debris in off the edge; the tailgate suddenly popped open and being so close to the edge, I fell right down into the pit!
Thankfully, the piles of leaves and twigs were high enough that it ended up being a rather clumsy few steps and a jump down. They also made it a bit easier to climb out!
Heart pumping a million beats a minute, my next thought was, “Do I tell Dale that I fell off the edge into the pit?” 🤔 Of course I do…that’s just a hilarious story ⬅️ especially since I didn’t get hurt! 😂🤣🤪
Hope you are having a wonderful Fall without a fall! ⬅️ (admittedly cornet sense of humor).
There are just some foods (or beverages) that evoke pleasant feelings, emotions or memories.
For me, iced coffee is one of those foods. It’s funny, but not all iced coffees give me a happy/giddy feeling. I hadn’t realized that…now I want to figure out what is in some of my favorite coffeehouse coffees that makes me feel happy/giddy. Hmmmm…
Today’s “What to Write…”
Write about a food that evokes feelings of happiness, not comfort (comfort foods are a whole other subject), and why?
Sometimes you just make do with what you have at hand.
In the tractor, during seeding, I realized I didn’t have a hair tie. (Note: I do appreciate how clean my farmer keeps his equipment, but at times like this couldn’t he forget 1 rubber band, piece of string, etc…?) I was almost resigned to the fact that I would have to do without until I spotted it; my farmer’s lunch box. Luckily I had brought him a hot sandwich that had been wrapped in aluminum foil.
Found a clean piece of foil, twisted it into a rope, wrapped it around my hair, and voila. Farm wife improvisation for the win!
Gratitude: Some find it easy to be grateful for the things and people in their lives; others find it hard to see past the negative things or people in their lives. Yet others may not even think about it.
I hope that you can take a few minutes to journal about the 4 things you are grateful for in this moment.
Do you have a journal or notebook ready? My hope is that if we answer these daily prompts in one journal (or notebook) that one day, in the future, we will enjoy going back and reading what we have written. Maybe it will provide insight or even humor and we will be happy that we took a few minutes each day to answer these prompts.
Here is the “What to Write…” prompt for today: Write about your name. Where did it come from? What does it mean?
Have you ever purchased a journal or diary in preparing to start recording your daily life events, gratitude, musings or even missives that will never be sent?
I tend to be one of those people who collects journals (and planners – but that is a whole other subject) with the intent to start recording the events of the day and my thoughts, at the end of each day. Do you know how many journals I have filled to “full” in the past 5 years? Zero! That is correct, I have purchased on average, no less than 3 journals per year and each one sits empty on the shelf. An unfulfilled promise, to my future self, that I will record today for reading as history in the future.
Since starting my health journey I have been living “out loud” on social media. I have, surprisingly, come to enjoy interacting with many people (even those I didn’t believe knew me at all). We have started to engage more and lately I have felt that I am not really contributing much other than “sharing” a positive quote, a beautiful photo, or a recipe. Not that positivity and/or food is bad but, I want to contribute something that our future selves might appreciate; so I am going to start each day (or sometime during the day) with a “What to write…” prompt post.
The “What to write…” (for lack of a better name at the moment) post will be some type of prompt to help each of us to journal, if only for a few minutes. This may not be a way to make an earth shattering difference in someone’s day but hopefully it will help them now or in the future to know that they/you are important and that they/you matter. Maybe it will help some to let go of things that they have been holding onto for far too long. Maybe it will help to relieve stress or to bring laughter to a day that has been stressful.
I wish that I had started this at the beginning of the quarantine, but wishes are not going to get this project started and truthfully, I have to trust that it just wasn’t the right time.
Whether now is the right time or not, we shall see. I hope that you will pick up one of your unused journals or an old notebook if you have one, anything that you can write in/on will do the trick. It is just a matter of taking the time to do it.
Enough excuses of why I wasn’t drinking my water, why I wasn’t following the “simple” eating schedule I had been following, why I wasn’t paying attention to all the BLTs (bites, licks and tastes) I had been “treating” myself to, enough feeling scared about the current situation our world is in! So, last Tuesday (1 week ago today) I dialed in my nutrition…I started following my healthy habits:
💦Drinking lots of water 💤 sleeping soundly (minus last night 🤪 Note to self: no major caffeine right before bed) ⏰ eating when I should ✅eating what I should
Not only did I say goodbye to 6.2lbs along with reclaiming all of the above habits, but I am also:
🙋🏼♀️volunteering to help my honey 😍 with farm jobs that give me opportunities for extra movement (picking rocks 🤦🏼♀️) Even my attitude has improved (reference “volunteering” above 😂)