Thrive Newsletter - Issue #29 - Choose Health Edition
Listening to my inner voice is great; putting that sometimes an indulgent voice in check and stewarding it healthily is even better.
Today’s newsletter is about healthy decisions. Here are some healthy and humbling decisions made this week…
Last Sunday, I had enough. I was sick of thinking about losing weight. For over a year, my self-talk has been, “I know what to do; I need to do it.” But in reality, I was not doing much of anything but thinking about it.
And that got me thinking about my health in general. Things need tending to again. So, here goes…
This past week I realized that, once again, I was scrolling through hater’s posts and allowing hateful people into my head much more than was healthy. Why is getting riled up so addictive?
Adrenaline. That’s what. Adrenaline is excellent if you need a sudden burst of energy. But when I am scrolling through a hater’s posts or comments, it depletes energy, deflates creativity, breeds distraction, and enriches the hater by giving them your energy. It’s a waste of adrenaline.
Well, I got used to hitting the block button again this week. The difference this time is I am committed to keeping the people/pundits/orgs blocked and not unblocking them a month from now. That doesn’t mean I won’t follow opposing views, but haters and people who don’t contribute to the actual conversation = blocked.
Last Sunday, I got sick of thinking I could muscle my way into losing weight with all my acquired knowledge over the years. While I had lost a little bit since Christmas of 2021, I was stuck and not making significant progress. So, WW (Weight Watchers) had a great sale, and I signed up again.
I was humiliated. Much better today, but I was not happy Sunday. My pride was fighting hard.
Weight Watchers is the only thing I have done that helped me lose over 80 lbs twice. I am determined this third time will be the charm. I do have a lot of knowledge but no objective accountability. Doing WW and posting it here is taking care of that. So here are this week’s numbers:
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This week has been a good one concerning editing the memoir. Yesterday I did a LOT of editing regarding Exodus. It wasn’t sitting right in my heart, so intentionally listening to my heart, I went for this cathartic round of editing. Whether yesterday’s editing will impact the current version or not, I needed to do all that to focus my heart and attention. We will see what the editor thinks :).
Everything is still on track for a Fall release.
Thank you for reading and your friendship,