This week I feel fortunate for...
1. Living in an apartment complex that is extremely clean and has excellent maintenance. Lord knows some parts of NYC are infested with certain things I don't even want to name (if you've ever been at a subway station in NY, you may know the deal). So, being able to live in a clean environment is quite the blessing!!! Things like that are never to be taken for granted!
2. Understanding the purpose for certain things in life, when one looks in retrospect. For example, this week it clicked to me that taking a finance course in undergrad was what triggered my interest in what is today one of my passions. Had I never taken that course or had I never majored in business perhaps I wouldn't have discovered that I enjoy investing. I am sure if we look back and think about certain things we went through we can come to realize they were the reason for something you consider significant in your life today.
3. Having my sister in my life and being able to experience everything that comes with the passage of time and growing up together. It was my sister's 26th birthday yesterday (yes! Her bday is on Valentine's day). My gift to her was a collage of multiple pictures from all the races we've done together. Here is a very bad photo of it but you get the idea:
4. Coming across a book I had bought about a year ago but hadn't started reading until this week. Book came at a perfect time! I will share more about the book sometime at the end of the month. I'm hoping to finish it by then.
5. Reaching 52 weeks of keeping a food diary!---This week I reached my year "anniversary" of keeping a food diary. I've kept food diaries in the past but usually for no longer than 3-4 months. This time I somehow kept it going for an entire year and I've learned A LOT. About my food triggers, which foods make me feel "good" or not so good, which calm me and bring me to a "happy place", etc. etc. My weight had fluctuated a lot in the past but I feel that my food diary has been a key instrument in helping me keep the weight off. It is an amazing tool.
By the way--- I not only write the foods I eat on my diary. I also write how I may be feeling that day or week, what "significant" or notable events may be going on in my life, among other things. Is half food journal/half diary. I want to go back through all the notebooks (I think I went through at least 5 or 6 in the past year) and read through some of my entries. I know I've come a long way!
In other news, I feel like I haven't been sharing much of my eats lately (I
Breakfast: Granola mixed w/ Greek yogurt, coffee and strawberries and SEVERAL cups of this--->
(In an attempt to detox from all the chocolate I ate yesterday)
Lunch: Tried a tuna sub from Subway for the very first time. I am observing Lent (which has begun!) so I am not eating meat for the next 40 days. I loved the tuna and was pleasantly surprised:
Dinner: 1 cup vegetable rice, shrimp and side of steamed veggies + Avocado (yum)
Post dinner I had some chai tea.
Thank you for reading :) Is a long weekend so I am super excited!
Any exciting plans?