Monday, September 24, 2012
There are no Autumn leaves where I live in the desert & it's difficult to think about Fall when the temperature is still over 100 degrees. It's supposed to drop to 99 this coming week & I confess I'm ready for the cooler days.
However I woke to a snippet to an old song: "When Autumn leaves start to fall" & it made me start thinking about leaves.
What do I want to 'leave behind' as I continue on my weight management journey?
Poor food choices, inactivity, lack of energy, negative thinking, negative self talk are just a few. Also leave behind the concerns about getting off the couch with out rocking to do it, get into truck without shortness of breath, not worrying about chairs with arms & whether I'll fit or being sturdy enough to hold my weight, walking without canes or rolling walker & without gasping for breath, liking my reflection in the mirror or images in photographs, feeling good wearing clothes that fit comfortably.
"Once you understand the real principles of the business of beauty, you start to realize that Smart is the key to Beautiful. A beautiful woman is someone who feels good, is fit, and is firing on all eight. That's why I'm not a believer in the
arf theory of fitness; in my opinion tearing people down & "to get through to them"; steals from their soul and doesn't make them better people."- Teresa Tapp
"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation." - Jack Nicklaus
Saturday, September 22, 2012
"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." - Les Brown
"There won't be a day that goes by that you won't want to quit, so think of a goal you can use to remind yourself every day of why you can't give up." - Sami Kader
Today I am motivated, however I know that there may be days I don't feel this way. Times when I'm not showing 'seeming' progress or am just plain tired of doing what needs to be done.
I write 'seeming' progress because right now I choose not to weigh. I had befriended the scale but in my absence, it became unfriendly. Maybe it was I who became unfriendly with the apparent lack of results. So for now the scale is shelved because the numbers weren't bringing me joy, even though I know I'm doing all the right things.
This morning my blood sugar was 123. Hip hip hooray! That pleases me. In a few months, I believe my cholesterol results will be lower as well. I can tell that I'm not quite as out of breath as I had been. It's about progress, not perfection.
Thanks to all who commented about my surgery. I am indeed glad it's behind me. My eye tires easily so I've just about reached my computer time limit. Soon I pray I'll be able to be more active on Spark & send goodies & make comments.
Have a Sparktacular Saturday. Gentle hugs & daily prayers. Injoy:) Carolyn
Remember to drink your water, eat your fruits & veggies & find measurements that take you all the way to your goal.
Here's a photo of my beautiful girl Precious who gives me great comfort.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
“Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.”-James Baldwin
“The future turns out to be something that you make instead of find. It isn't waiting for your arrival, either with an arrest warrant or a band, nor is it any further away than the next sentence, the next best guess, the next sketch for the painting of a life portrait that might become a masterpiece. The future is an empty canvas or a blank sheet of paper, and if you have the courage of your own thought and your own observation, you can make of it what you will. ”-Lewis Lapham
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future."- George Bernard Shaw
"We conquer by continuing."-George Matheson
I removed my weight graph because I'm focusing on behaviors & measuring 'success streaks' instead of the numbers which sometimes become stumbling blocks. It's working.
Hope you'll have a wonderful Wednesday.
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