I know ... 0prah ... materialism ... sickness ... psychobabble ... commercialism ... making money off people's misery etc. etc. I am fully aware of the limitations and drawbacks of preaching "mind over matter" so please don't bother to remind me :)
But I have to tell you about my day.
First of all the prelude -- I managed to get my hands on the audiobook "The 5ecret" and have been listening to it during my workouts. But I find music is better to get me going so I had only listened to the first little bit without much impact.
So this morning I got up early to take my Scooter into the shop. It has had trouble starting and has already been in once and not fixed. When I went to start it up this morning -- no luck -- dead as a doornail. You'll agree this is annoying when I already asked them to fix it and they didn't. Not a good way to start the day.
As I was facing a 40 minute bus ride, I grabbed my ipod and jumped on the bus, and listened to the tracks.
On the bus this morning, I decided to try thinking positive thoughts, changing the way I was feeling [shitty] and trying to "love" the world. [Quite difficult for me who finds most people annoying].
This is what happened in bullet points
- When I bought a can of tuna for lunch and a diet coke on the way to work, the man in the 7-11 gave me a huge discount -- he said it was a special discount for working at the White Sail Asylum.
- Mid morning my husband who is having a RDO today, rang to invite me to a picnic lunch in the Gardens. Normally I have so many meetings I don't get a lunch break. Today, I had time for lunch. He arrived at the appointed time with prawns, chicken, and salad and we had lunch together.
- At yoga this evening we did backbends. I have never been able to do a backbend and when the instructor urged me to try one on my own I was about to say "I can't do these". I consciously stopped half way through the statement and changed it to "I've never done one of these before" instead. I did it -- I did a backbend tonight for the first time!
- The Scooter shop rang to organise picking up my Scooter today [last time it took days for them to come]. When I got home tonight, I had a replacement Scooter to ride while mine was in the shop [didn't happen last time either].
You have to agree that the laws of attraction might work -- they worked for me today! Could be co-incidence, some freaky alignment of the planets or just a lucky break, but I don't care -- I'll take it.
So here is what I have to say about my weight today. I was 61.3kg this morning. That is a loss of 1.2kg overnight. If I did that last night, I can do it tonight, so I am confident I will see at least 59.9kg on Saturday. As dear Vickie commented, you can't judge if it's working until weigh in day.
Oh, and I figured out the source of the cold-sore -- I got a flu vaccine on Thursday afternoon and my body must have thought it was a real cold virus and reacted appropriately. I must say though, that it has healed amazingly quickly. They used to [pre life-change] take at least a week to heal. It is only 3 days in and it's nearly all better.
I am having a good day. Josie might be the only one who gets this post -- so this is for you!!