First, thank you for all of your kind words yesterday. I was lucky - and already had an appointment scheduled with my therapist. We talked about how to handle this situation and then did some EMDR around the feelings of frustration, sadness, and resentment that I have towards him. Are we done? No way. But I have hope that it will get better. AND I have a plan on how to deal with this particular situation.
So thank you - thank you - thank you. I'm going to make a concerted effort to get back to each person who posted yesterday - by either emailing you directly (if you have your email set up) or by visiting your blog. If you don't have either of those, I can't comment back...but please know how much your emails meant to me. I'm so lucky. And I was reminded of how priviledged I am to have YOU as one of the people who support and motivate me each time an email came in. It was like a parade of supporters. I can't thank you enough.
Okay, so you might have seen around the blogosphere that there is a 100 Day Challenge hosted by South Beach Steve.
Basically, from tomorrow, there are only 100 days left in 2010.
Did that hit you upside the head as it did me?
I haven't done all that I set out to at the beginning of the year...and I really want to make some healthy behaviors actual habits.
So here it goes...for the next 100 days I will:
1) Wash my face each night before I go to bed. I know...some of you are recoiling in disgust. But I'm that girl. The girl that sometimes doesn't wash her face. THE HORROR! I'll brush my teeth and take my meds, but washing my face seems like SO. MUCH. WORK sometimes. So I'm vowing to do that for the next 100 days.
2) Take a daily vitamin every day. No excuses.
3) Run a 10K.
4) Read one food or relationship with food book each month.
5) Get into a new "decade" of weight that I haven't seen in almost a decade by December 31st. I haven't weighed myself in the last few days, but I'm pretty sure that means dropping 15 pounds.
6) Continue to go to therapy.
7) Continue to practice being gentle with myself.
Each of those goals are how I can be better at being healthier - mind, body, and spirit.
I have 100 chances to live a better life in 2011 than I do now. I have 100 chances to make better choices, to build on my success. I have 100 days to make habits that will help me the rest of my life.
Who's with me?
What are you going to do the next 100 days to end 2010 on a great note and START 2011 in the best way?