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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Happiness - it's a choice...

16th June 2016
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison

I'm going to enjoy a lie in tomorrow to catch up on the sleep I missed Monday night, my body wants more rest, I've slept well but want more, I likes my sleep.  Today I'm going to go for a No Count day I think or at least a Smart Point day with lots of No Count food!  I also noticed I probably didn't drink as much water yesterday as I have been doing and I forgot to snack on my fruit, so it's fruit today and more of the clear stuff!

Both make a huge difference to how I feel and function so that's today's challenge, I know we've had similar ones already but today's challenge is to drink your water and only snack on fruit and veg, now that is a challenge if you like the sneaky chocolate bar or crisps!  Do what you can ;) just be healthy x

Yesterday was a good day, Dave got his 75lb certificate after what has been a difficult time for him personally so we were all absolutely thrilled for him and it bought a bit of joy back into his life.  Dave's a true shining example of what you can achieve if you believe, a much loved member of the group.

I did have me a chuckle moment yesterday, I got to work to realise I'd left my fit bit at home, probably in my PJs pocket, it was the afternoon before I remembered so I looked in my PJs and it wasn't there, I thought it might have fell off in bedroom, so using my fitbit finder on phone I searched the bed and underneath as it said it was close, I couldn't find, so I went in bathroom and it still said I was close!  It was in my bra all the time, I'd obviously put it there until I got completely dressed!  I really shouldn't use my bra as a storage area!

I also had a lovely moment, I really fancied a Weight Watcher Beef Hot Pot, haven't had one for years, so posted on Facebook asking where I'd get one that morning and half hour later the front door knocked, my very thoughtful member Bonnie had sent her husband round with one from her freezer!  How wonderful was that, and can I say it was absolutely delicious.  I'd forgotten how much I liked that one, so now I'm going to try the newer range, if you can recommend any, let me know and I'll pick some up when I go shopping and empty the fridge a bit. 

I also made a delicious cheese and potato pie using the MyProtein cheese, which is only 7sp for a 350g block - BOOM!
Okay I've finally woke up properly, thank you pint of water, here's to a wonderful day, I need to make sure I have my tea ready for when I get home or there's a chance I'll overeat or eat badly. I've just remembered a chicken curryish dish I made Monday that's not been eaten as I forgot it after all that's gone on, I wonder if it'll still be okay to eat?   I'll try it!

Have a wonderful day, think positive, fake it until you make it if you need too.  Life's always better when you're smiling BeYOUtiful.

Don't believe me?  Read this;


Clint is the kind of guy you love to hate.   He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say.  When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!'

He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, Clint was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it!'

'You can't be a positive person all of the time.
  How do you do it?'

He replied, 'each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have
two choices today.  You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be in a bad mood - I choose to be in a good mood.'

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it.  I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or...I can point out the positive side of life.  I choose the positive side of life.

'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,' I protested.

'Yes, it is,' he said.  'Life is all about choices.  When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.  You choose how you react to situations.  You choose how people affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.  The bottom line:  It's your choice how you live your life.'

I reflected on what he said.  Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business.  We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw him about six months after the accident.   When I asked him how he was, he replied, 'If I were any better, I'd be twins, wanna see my scars?'

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,' he replied.  'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices:  I could choose to live or I could choose to die.  I chose to live.'

‘Weren’t you scared?  Did you lose consciousness?'  I asked.

He continued, '...the paramedics were great.

They kept telling me I was going to be fine.  But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared.  In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'.  I knew I needed to take action.'

'What did you do?' I asked.

'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,' said John.  'She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.'  The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply.  I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity''

Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live.  Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude.  I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.'   After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

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