Ruhu's Journal, 26 November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all the amazing, supportive, wonderful participants here on FS! You all are the best, and sharing our journeys here make the ride so much smoother and more fun!

I'm doing well, enjoying my family home for the holiday and friends and extended family joining us tomorrow, and more again on Sat. I am truly blessed. Past holidays have been an excuse to eat sugar, which for me, never stops at just one bite or serving. This year, at the suggestion of my health coach, I pre-wrote a vision of how I want Thanksgiving to go instead. My focus is on being with loved ones and sharing our gratitude for each other. While I'll do my best to serve a good meal and set a nice table, they will take the back seat to really connecting and celebrating those I love. I've been reading my vision each morning and will do so again tomorrow and anytime throughout the day that anxiety, tension, fatigue or any other emotion arises that may be a trigger to eat when I'm not truly hungry. I've been opening up more to others about the way of eating that works best for me (grain, dairy, sugar and caffeine free), and will continue to do so if any food pushers attempt to get me to eat what I know doesn't agree with me. I don't want to lose the great feeling that healthy eating and living brings, and my vision includes how proud I'll feel having taken care of me while enjoying my loved ones and celebrating the holiday together.

I've been to spin class and to pick up the final items needed for the feast, and will get into the prep next, but first I'll pray --

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

And throughout this one day and the holiday weekend, and each one meal, bite, thought and emotion, I'll pray, breathe, journal, stay curious & express my way. I'm so very thankful for each of you, my family & IRL friends, feeling great and strong going into a busy holiday and weekend ahead, and having the health & wealth to live this life I love! xoxox
on diet Ruhu's own diet  

12 Supporters    Support   

Thank you for being here and offering all of us your wisdom and support.  
26 Nov 14 by member: ClassicRocker
Yes, thank you and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 
26 Nov 14 by member: Draglist
Love you and so glad you are well today! 
27 Nov 14 by member: HCB
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your family.  
27 Nov 14 by member: wholefoodnut
Happy ThanksGiving! 
27 Nov 14 by member: rockytu
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great week! 
08 Dec 14 by member: Deb_N
Loved hearing from you again. You're such a role model - keeping your weight down over the Holidays! 
21 Jan 15 by member: BuffyBear


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