Year Of Yes Day 12
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Saying YES is still working for me even though I am behind with my blogs. I want to share a victory I had this weekend while visiting DW's family. For 10 years now I have had to deal with comments ranging from my weight to how much money I spend. Trying to avoid conflict as much as I can usually means I stay far, far away from him. This weekend I decided he wasn't even going to get a reaction from me except a smile and possibly support for a few of his comments. Sure enough I was sitting at the table just finishing my breakfast when dad decided to discuss my weight. I am working with a nutritionist who asked me to record my meal intake for the next two weeks. He decided to make several comments about my size and how I might need several people to help keep track since I eat so much. I actually told him i have gained weight and I am looking to him for his help! I am sure this was not the reaction he was looking for! My entire Sunday was filled with comments from him especially when we were alone, but I never took the bait. I am changing everyday and this weekend just proves just how strong I am!
In the next few weeks I leave for Chicago and my DW stays to get the house on the market . Being in the military one is never sure where you are going until the very last minute. I am pretty sad dad and I wont see much of each other until next year. Just when I am getting used to him I have to move!
Over the last three weeks I have been throwing out pictures, letters, clothing and other items from my past. I am saying YES to becoming this 58 year old woman who has power over the past! All I could do was smile the entire day!