Buffet time! Well, not really that kind of buffet. When we were kicking around topics for this month, it seemed to come pretty quickly to think of being thankful this month and how much we have to be thankful for. A bounty of things to be thankful for…or a buffet 😀
There are a lot of directions one could go in with this post, but I will sort of keep it in line with weight loss and health or else this post would go on for days. These are things I am thankful for:
– Wearing normal clothes. I don’t think this ever gets old. To be able to go into pretty much any store and find clothes is still weird to me, even after all these years. Of course – most of that comes from consignment or the sale rack, but who cares??
– Being much more comfortable in my own skin. Yes, I have loose skin and flab and cellulite. That doesn’t make me less of a person and it doesn’t mean I should be hiding my light under a bushel – or over-sized clothes.
– Blending in with the crowd. Doesn’t this seem like something funny to be thankful for? When you spend so much of your life being the biggest one in the room and feeling judged or the target of bullies, it is so nice just to walk in a public place and not feel like you stick out. I can glide in and out and not be noticed if I chose not to be.
– I am so thankful that I can move. I chose to move now. I want to be strong as I age and not weak. I can’t do all the things I used to do, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do new things. I have back and leg problems, but I don’t use that as an excuse not to be active. There are many people that can’t even walk and I am so thankful for what I have.
– All of my internet friends. I have met so many wonderful virtual friends. Some I have actually met in ‘real life’, too, which is neat. Then there are some that I can’t believe I have not met because it sure feels like we have! Thanks to everyone who has come into my life 😀
– I am thankful that I am willing to try new foods now. I was a very picky eater growing up. Mexican food to me meant Ortega, so I have come a long way. Now I will try new foods and cuisines and can’t believe what I have been missing out on!
– I think the very biggest thing I am thankful for is John. I am lucky to have a partner in life that is so supportive of me and my health. His unconditional love for me has helped me to see myself that way and I am forever grateful for that.
I hope that all of you in the US have a wonderful Thanksgiving this month and just have a great month in general to everyone! Thanks for reading my little corner of the internets.
Make sure you read more at my fellow AIMers’ blogs for their thoughts on this topic!
AIM: Adventures in Maintenance is Lynn, Lori, Debby, Shelley, and Cammy, former weight-loss bloggers who now write about life in maintenance. We formed AIM to work together to turn up the volume on the issues facing people in weight maintenance. We publish a post on the same topic on the first Monday of each month. Let us know if there is a topic you would like us to address!