Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday: 100 Happy Days

I just looked back and it appears that I haven't blogged here since April 25th. It's kind of been like another blog I started a while back - it just reached a point where I felt I didn't have anything to say, so...what was the point?

If you've been following this blog for any length of time then you know I go through these little cycles.

  • I'm ready to lose weight
  • I'm trying to lose weight
  • I'm stressed about trying to lose weight
  • I'm depressed about trying to lose weight
  • I'm "letting it go" and not trying to lose weight
  • I'm ready to give weight loss another try
While some would say this is all about a lack of will power or self control, or simply not wanting it badly enough...I would say that it has been more about an unhappy person who just hasn't felt that losing the weight would really make any difference.

Perhaps that is why I became kind of intrigued about: 100 Happy Days
It's a simple process really. Your suppose to take a photo of something that makes you happy each day for a 100 days. You then post the photo on the social media site of your choice (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) with the hashtag #100HappyDays.

I have to confess, this process hasn't been easy. I'm on Day 6 today and have resorted to taking photos of food twice already. But...I have to is making me look for little things to be happy about. I realized that I love unusual cloud formations. I was also mesmerized by a completely cloud free blue sky the other day. Two very little things, but they oddly made me feel better about my life and the future.

Meanwhile, the weight "thing" continues to go from me wanting to get started with an actual plan to eating pie and ice cream for dessert after having a second and third helping of macaroni and cheese.

Strangely, my weight has come down a bit on its own and the other day I weighed 274 and this was without actually trying. 

Anyway, my thoughts are all jumbled again and I'm not sure where this post is headed other than saying that there is finally HOPE. It's a small flame right now, but it's don't count me out yet.


  1. The stages of weight loss are the same for me. The trick is to move past the indecisive and 'non losing' stages quickly! :-)

    Yay to the weight loss!!!

    I call my camera 'cheaper than therapy'. Mainly because the camera forces me to look at the world as a 'pretty place" It really improves my mood!

  2. I've tried Project 365 a few times and you are so right about "camera therapy." I find it very hard to stay in that frame of mine everyday, however, or more to the point...I forget that I'm suppose to be taking a photo each day. :(