Well, fast forward about 55 years and here I am, suddenly, opening up and letting the sunshine in. Smiling because "frown-ers never win!" Last week I focused more on my food, leaving out much of the sugar, most of the grains and quite a bit of the sodium! I gained half a pound! But wait, frown-ers never win! And there is the crux - when life dishes out unexpected hiccups to our well laid plans, the first thing I do (Do you?) is complain. Why? Why? Why? Why, when I ate so much better? Why, when I really, really wanted it? Why, when I was trying so hard? Well, why not? After all, this is a many-pronged journey I am on!
So, this week I am continuing on my journey - food - same with even less sugar but I am adding more water back into the equation (slosh, slosh, gurgle); and, walking every day. Yep, that sun is shining for a reason - just so I can go walking in this winter wonderland without freezing. Grin! Of course, the sidewalks are too icy for safe travel and I am slowed down by that and the cars I am now having to maneuver around as I zigzag on my route through the ice fields. But the sun, people, the sun is shining!
Forecast for the rest of the week - above zero and sunny. Finally! I am not surprised this sense of warm fuzz-ees has overtaken me at this time of the year. It usually does! I think that I suffer from SAD and December in Alberta is SAD! But, I skipped part of that by heading south and landed back in sunshine in January - no February - so - my body says it is good to go.
Tomorrow, yes, tomorrow, the sun will come out!