Today, I went to an interesting workshop for Activity Professionals Week. The speaker was Cheryl Kirking a local singer, songwriter, author and mother of triplets. She give a great motivational speech about not sweating the small stuff. Lots of personal stories and audience interaction. The title came from an incident she encountered while eating some toast that her husband insisted she eat for breakfast, answering a phone call from a fellow girl scout leader and in the process dropping the toast on her skirt jelly side down. She went through the feelings she had about getting made at her husband, at her friend, at the girl scouts, at the "law of physics," etc. It was an enjoyable afternoon. I love going to this particular workshop/seminar as it allows me the chance to visit with old friends and network to meet new people as well. I saw several old friends, but most of them have been staying in touch, so no one was too surprised by my weight loss. My favorite quote for the day was by Herm Albright: "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
It's great to be able to attend motivational speeches once in a while as it refreshes and reinvigorates me to try new ideas.
Friday Food Find
I've tried a few different varieties of these Green Giant Frozen Vegetables, but these have become my favorite. There are two servings per container. Each serving is 50 calories, 3g fat, and 2g fiber. These have been a regular part of my lunch during the week. They take 3-4 minutes to microwave, which is better than a few other varieties that have taken longer than 5 minutes. When I'm eating lunch, it's all about time since I like to take a walk as well.