Thoughtful Thursday, January 12th

I apologize for not posting for awhile, but the holidays were a little difficult for me after losing Mom so close to the holidays and all.  

I read this quote this morning and it's very true.  I have let myself down far too often.  There was a time that I was very thin.  Sometimes, however, life gets in the way and things change.  I have come to realize things about myself including that I have allowed myself to be comforted by food instead of confronting what scared me or made me uncomfortable.  There are still times that I have comforted myself with food.  It is time to take care of me so that I can take care of my family.  In order to do that, I am truly recommitting myself to Weight Watchers.  I am still not going to use fake foods.  I will continue to use butter, coconut oil, and the like.  After doing additional research on my own after some prompting from some vloggers that I watch, I realize that in order to keep the taste when they take things out, they put some things in that I may not want in my body.  I enjoy cooking and baking and am looking forward to figuring out what will work for my weight loss and being healthier, along with those foods that my family will enjoy.  

Even though I haven't really been posting, I have been trying to keep up with my blog reading at bloglovin.  Recently, I was catching up on the blogs I follow and when I came across a blog from last Friday from Titus 2 Women, their first line just struck me.  It said: "Change your way of thinking, it is the opposite of what you think or always been taught."  It definitely struck me.  My husband and I recently talked about goals for the coming year, for us as a couple and individually.  I have been trying to get on the freezer cooking once a month bandwagon.  I'm determined to make that work this year.  Aside from focusing on my health and fitness, I realized I need to do just that...change my way of thinking.  I realize that it's going to be a work in progress, but I have to start somewhere, right?

Another reason for me to take care of me is that my son and his best friend are getting married this year (in 298 days to be exact).  I want to be a healthier me before their wedding.  As I was catching up on the blogs I follow, I read Ashley with Coffee Cake And Cardio.  I noticed she was making a list of things she would not change, things she could change, and then discussed what she was going to change to create a healthier work week.  It really brought things to mind for me this year.  I decided that I did not want to have resolutions, but rather set goals.  After reading Ashley's post, I thought this would be a good way to write down some of the things for myself.

Things that I want to change:

I want to de-clutter my house.
I want to make freezer cooking a once a month reality.
I want to change the way I look at food.
I want to change the way I feel about my body.
I want to be healthier for my family and for myself.  
I want to make time to hit the gym and to read for enjoyment.

These are the ones I can think of off the top of my head.  


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