Sunday, March 18, 2012
If I put half as much energy into changing my life as I do into griping about my life, I'd only weigh 3 pounds by now!
- from PrincessNurse SparkPage
. . . In the past I would have just said "Too much going on - I'll get my diet started after things settle down." Well we all know things never "settle down" so we have to just go through the turbulent waters sometimes and keep a steady hand on the helm.
-from ID_VANDAL blog 5/10/10
I am going to breathe this week in. I am going to live each moment ~
~ for the stuff that seems hard to bear, I AM GOING TO rely on God's strength and comfort.
~ when I might get overwhelmed and think I don't have time to exercise, I AM GOING TO evaluate the benefits, the stress release . . .
~ when I get going on a project or task, and think I can "just grab something" I AM GOING TO be mindful that I eat healthy, and that I eat enough.
- from BELIEVE-IT blog 5/30/10
A fellow Sparker said, "If I think I can't do it, I just do it anyway". That statement truly changed my life. So now I say to myself, "I feel terrible, I guess I will go for a walk now". In the past, I would have gone to bed.
- from FrenchToSD 5/11/10 comment on Missy7Kids 5/10/10 blog
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Okay, it was a close call. Hold thumb and finger a centimeter apart, that close.
I really, really, REALLY wanted the * * * * [treat unnamed to spare trigger responses]. I could taste it, feel it in my mouth. I told myself that I would only appreciate the first 2 bites, and after that it would be robotic. I told myself that it would be 689 calories on the tracker. I told myself that I would wish so strongly later that I had not eaten it. But I Really, REALLY wanted it.
We had planned to get coffee, so we got coffee. I stood by the cream station, agitating. Having an internal hissy fit. Having an internal temper tantrum. Big time pity party. Said "Okay, I am really unhappy about this, but it might be possible to walk out of her without that treat." Merely acknowledging the sliim chance. Somehow I felt my feet moving toward the door.
Somehow, by God's mercy, I escaped. I didn't like it, but I dodged that bullet.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Last December, going for a Guiness record for basketball free throws, 54-year-old Bob Fisher made 2,371 accurate shots in one hour. This blew out the old record of 1,968. To fight fatigue, he has developed five shooting techniques for each hand.
Full story: www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/sports/nc
Precision basketball is not my own goal, but I was fascinated by his remarks:
“I’ve gotten better,” he said as friends, relatives and curiosity seekers applauded. “I’ve gotten better, and I haven’t reached my potential yet.”
Reaching my potential. Intriguing thought. What is my potential? Am I ready to work for my own personal best?
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
My sister has low vision due to diabetes and also a prosthetic leg. Today at lunchtime she heard the garbage truck picking up in front of her house and thought, "I'll be done in just a minute and go collect those empty cans." (Sometimes they roll around in the street and get damaged, so she wanted to bring them back to the house promptly.)
No more than 5 minutes later, she was going out the back door and found that one of her neighbors had ALREADY brought the cans up to the house for her...and disappeared! She said this has happened several times recently, and she has no idea who is being so thoughtful. They perform this kindness and scoot away so quickly, she can't even catch them in the act!
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