Monday, April 14, 2008

say what you need to say

The first time I heard that song, I thought he said, "Santa needs a Saint." I'm so glad I had Nate to clear that up for me.

Speaking of Nathan...he's in Georgia until Thursday. Not only do I miss him, but I am generally uneasy about being in the house by myself. Not just this house, but any house. I plan on reading myself to sleep. And since we got up at 4:45 to have him to the airport this morning, I don't think that will be difficult.

I went shopping today. Per my agreement with Nathan, I bought nothing. What is our agreement? No new clothes until I am down a size. So either 16 in pants or Large in tops. I got a pair of 16s to fasten today, and I even took a picture, but I won't curse you with that image. It's a good motivator for me.

Speaking of motivators, I think I may have found one.

Remember recent post where Nathan bought me a beautiful ring. I love it. It's heavy enough for me to be be aware that it is there. I got many compliments on it today. I love it.

And it needs to be a reminder that I love myself and that I am making good choices. So...

(After giving myself a bye today since I am so tired and sleepy...)

I am only allowed to wear my precious ring if I have exercised the night before. So every day, I earn it. And I remind myself that I deserve to make good choices, and move my body, and put good things in my mouth.

But I am wearing it tomorrow even though I didn't work out tonight. I had the brainstorm too late.

Now I'm off to hopefully finish "In Defense of Food." I can't wait to tell you all what I have learned!

Have a great night!


Grumpy Chair said...

That is a beautiful ring! Great motivator too.

When the hubby travels, I NEVER sleep (fraidy cat) just watch TV all night long hoping no one breaks in.