Every day, I get on that scale and intellectually accept the number I see reflected back at me. I weigh this today.
Every day, I record that number on a board I have hanging in my bath room.
Every day, I choose to eat a breakfast that I hope will fuel my body and provide the right amount of calories, nutrients, and fiber to keep me going another day.
Every day, I try to do a little better at taking care of myself than I did the day before.
Every day, I seek joy in the journey.
Every day, I hope for success.
Every day, I show up, stand up, make an attempt.
How is my self-care?
I get distracted easily.
I am affected by community.
I believe it takes a village, but sometimes I listen to the village voices with greater scrutiny than the Voice within.
I am a reflection on the water, a reflection of the village, a reflection of my desires…a reflection of my choices.