I. Last Sunday, temperatures reached the low 70s here, which allowed me to get in an 8 mile walk wearing shorts and t-shirt. It was fabulous! And, I surpassed the 19K step milestone!
II. I lost 1.4 lbs. last week! YAY!
III. This tasty little chocolate covered caramel that was included in the gift basket I received last month for my birthday. (There are still three more - YAY!)
IV. Friends and family who have texted, called, or emailed to check on me while I've been sick this week. (I've had the flu.)
V. I gave myself permission to eat some REAL ice cream one evening this week when I was feeling especially crappy because I love ice cream and ice cream makes me happy. It was sooooo good. Hallelujah I only indulged in the single-serve 200 calorie cup.
VI. Colleagues at work who helped out me out this week by covering my bus duty and helping me rearrange some IEP meetings.
VII. Watching Fences on the Amazon Firestick Sunday morning with R.
VIII. Watching Manchester By the Sea, also on the Firestick, while drinking hot chocolate and whiskey, trying to break a fever.
IX. Supportive friends who listen openly and without judgment. Thanks, S.
X. Glimpses of spring:
In addition to be sick, this week was also a bit difficult for me on an emotional level. I've been working through some things that kind of came to a head this week, so not only was I not feeling my optimum because of the flu, but I was also a bit sad. It was definitely a week in which I could have solely focused on the negative, but I chose not to. I do believe it is important to always seek out and acknowledge the little things that make you happy even during tough times.
I hope this finds you having a wonderful Friday and may your weekend be even better. As always, thanks for stopping by!