I have been trying to reduce my weight ( and who isn't? ) since "forever" but more recently just after Christmas. I have 14 pounds gone, which is a good thing but when I look at how much more I need to lose it just seems like an impossible task.
However I have been thinking a little different lately; it's like a lot of things in life. It takes dedication and hard work.
I have a small poster on my bulletin board beside my sewing machine; It says "Quilts take a really long time to finish if you don't work on them." Losing weight and getting fit and healthy is the same way.
I have looked at quilt patterns and thought how much I would love to make them but thought, "wow! way too involved or complicated or advanced for me to do" but you know when you break it down into blocks the job becomes much more manageable.(this is one of quilts I thought used to be way too much work and involvement and now it is finished and proudly displayed on my sofa)
That is how I am trying to handle this challenge in my life. I know I won't ever be a runway model, but I can work at being a smaller, healthier, stronger version of who I am now. One of the things that will help me is drinking more water.
This is my LuLu Lemon shopping bag. It is full of quotes but one is of particular interest to me. Top left hand corner, just under the wide white rectangle...take a better look...
We all know what happens to a plant without water...remember what happened when I had to go away suddenly for a family emergency and Mr. O forgot to water my outdoor plants and flowers?
This is what happens when you don't hydrate enough...
...and this is what happens when you don't hydrate at all. Scary eh?
Speaking of flowers...check out the flowers Mr. O brought home to me for Valentine's Day. He knows I love to have fresh flowers on the bathroom vanity...
So as I said earlier, yes I have a drinking problem, but I am working on it. I will aim for at least 5 glasses of water today and maybe more tomorrow.