Saturday, 24 October 2009

Much better

He's right!! You can choose to be happy - or at least substantially happier. I was very hard-nosed about it, and positive (and I had a couple of glasses of red wine too) but the upshot is that I got through my sad/bad mood and the grumpiness of the last few days and feel much better now.

I also went for a cracking mountain bike ride this morning! A short sharp blast up some serious hills for about 90 minutes and now I feel pleasantly sore but very virtuous!

The other thing that helped me get through last night was deciding to do something "good"! Sounds a bit weirdy beardy I know but I thought if I could do something nice and positive for someone or something else, it might rub off on me. So, I bought my sister and her husband their Christmas present - a goat and a pig from the Care International charity gift range. Now my sister and her husband may not be very impressed - they may prefer the usual jumper and Jeremy Clarkson tome but that is by the by - this charity gift was all about cheering ME up!!

Not sure I've quite got the right 'tude but it works for ME and that's all that matters....tee hee


Peridot said...

Awww, honey, sorry you were down - it doesn't sound like you at all. Glad that you picked yourself up and got out of Bluesville, in typical Lesley fashion.

Peridot x

Mrs said...


I have returned - sort of - to the land of blogging.

I've been meaning to ask you for AGES...ever since the TV programme - the comments that Dr Steve made about being happy. And now, after you've posted, it seems right.

I wanted to know more about those throwaway lines. Is he saying that if you are happier in yourself, your chimp has less power? Is he saying that if you are happier, you'll be more successful in your weight loss endeavours? Is he saying if you get happy, you see it in greater perspective?

I sooooo wish there had been more of the psychology of it all and his theory. I had so many questions (not answered by Q & A).

I also want to know where you think you are now, in relation to it all. Are you doing more head stuff or just focusing on the body bit?

Big kiss.

Mrs Lard xxx

Claire said...

I missed the sad post - just catching up. Glad you are feeling better. I like the pressie idea. We just sponsored a kid in Pakistan. It's nice to feel that you can make a difference.

Isabelle said...

Missed the sad post too but glad you're feeling better. Hope you have a lovely weekend.