In my quest to be healthier, I have been focusing on the failures a lot, so today I am going to focus on my successes.

I went swimming. I did a few laps and did some walking in the water. This is something I do with a young woman with autism, and it’s good for both of us because without her I wouldn’t be getting the exercise or making myself wear a bathing suit (something I find very difficult, especially at the local pool in my very small town where I always run into someone I know).

I didn’t take second servings for any of my meals today. Yay me! I know, it shouldn’t be that hard, but I often have seconds at suppertime, and I wanted to but I told myself to wait 15 minutes, and by then I didn’t want it anymore.

I drank my water. I like water, so it shouldn’t be hard to do, and it really isn’t…I just often choose beverages with caffeine because I’m always tired. So today I grabbed a glass of water when I wanted a pop or coffee (I still had coffee a few times or I wouldn’t be able to write this right now).

They are small victories, but they’re mine and I’m celebrating them!



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Sheri McDonald is a family lifestyle blogger who has been sharing her parenting and travel adventures online for the past eight years. You can find her discovering the world with her children when she's not at home enjoying a good book.


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