This week's top 3 #SmallSuccess moments:
So this first one SO WASN'T my success but I am sharing it anyway!! Nyle Dimarco, model, actor and who also happens to be not only Deaf but the winner of this season's Dancing with the Stars. Every week I watched him achieve what I once would have thought impossible for a person who is deaf. Yet Nyle danced; and he danced WELL ... better than well, he danced brilliantly! I share this success because Kevin and I have been blessed to be the parents of a profoundly deaf little girl. Faith joined our family in 2009, when we adopted her from Wuhan, China. Watching Nyle not only educated us further on her beautiful culture and language, but also showed how wide open the possibilities are for her!
Here's a taste of his dancing... this contemporary number to the "Sounds of Silence" brought me (and probably many othes as well) to tears ...
Here is a link to another video that recaps Nyle's entire season and how he truly is redefining winning and what it means to be deaf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLUt8NcVpTo
The next 2 #SmallSuccess moments are actually mine!
First - the Weight Watchers journey update. Six weeks in and I am down 5 lbs. A tad bit discouraging but every pound that came off meant at least one not going on! As I discussed on A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras on Wednesday, the biggest victories for me have been coming in what are called Non-Scale Victories (NSV). Some of those I shared on air this week were simple things, such as eating only 1/2 my meal at the restaurant taking home the leftovers and then allowing someone else to eat them without feeling deprived, depression or angry at the person who ate them! I have been walking nearly every day including the nearly 2 weeks my sciatica was acting up and almost in constant spasm. My goal is to achieve a healthy weight within the year (hopefully sooner) and have made all the necessary lifestyle changes to remain at that weight. It has been a lifetime struggle so I am not unaware of how many times I have tried this before and failed; but I am positive I will never succeed if I am not trying.
Lastly, my 20 year old son, not only came and chatted with me the other night; but he also thanked me for being a good mom. I KNOW RIGHT!!! #BIGSUCCESS
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