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Courage to try again.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014:

A Spark article I read yesterday suggested that starting over might be a good idea for someone who's been stuck for a while. I've been losing and gaining the same 10 pounds for eight months now, and I think that qualifies me as "stuck". I've resisted, believing perseverance, not starting over, is what I needed to do because STARTING is something I do really well, but finishing has been more elusive.

Then came the "messages." My new team leader posted a quote yesterday, "If you want what you do not have, you must do what you have not done" (thanks, ZanyGirl1!), and then BUTTERFLY made a comment this morning about new beginnings.

...sometimes we just HAVE to pay attention to the "coincidental" things around us, and this morning I decided. I've been here long enough to understand that sometimes we have to just bite the bullet and change something, no matter how uncomfortable it is (or maybe BECAUSE it's uncomfortable).

So here I am, starting over, Day #1. I'm tempted to sigh, but I refuse to see this as failure, and am instead going to cheer for myself for the courage to A) Try again and B) Tell all of you!

Now it's time to put what I've learned to work. Thank you, dear friends. You guys are the BEST!

:) Gail

  
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LEANJEAN6 8/13/2014 7:05PM

    it sounds like it has helped to renew that pledge! Good for you!!!--I am trying hard ---hope to get to Onederland soon--I've set a goal-----I hope it works----nice to hear from you too!-Lynda

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LEANJEAN6 8/13/2014 8:15AM

    New beginnings!!!! Has it helped to renew that pledge to eat healthy?????---Hugs--

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KAREN608 7/11/2014 1:08PM

    I always feel like I am starting over then I see the 25 plus pounds I lost and realize I just had a pit stop and am moving on. Changing things up helps keep us interested anyway! You go girl! Never give up.

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LEANJEAN6 7/5/2014 8:55PM

    It IS expensive--$45 per cheque---so stupid of me!!--I will get rid of those cheques for sure!---Nice you started over--Is it helping?--I just bought a "step thing""----to encourage me to keep moving---- I think it helps--Lynda---daughter leaves to-morrow--I shall miss them!

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JLKCANADA 6/30/2014 8:09PM

    Awesome! There is a saying that goes something like " If you keep doing what you have always done, you will keep getting what you have always got" I am sure I have fractured that but you know what I mean. Sometimes we just have to start fresh and change up everything in order to get results! Good Luck - I am in it with you!


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GRLTAZ 6/28/2014 9:35AM

    Well at least you know how your mind works and you are working with it instead of against it. That is winning in my book. I am proud of you for sticking with it and I do hope this works well for you (newbie) LOL ! Keep pushing !

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KENWANNE2013 6/27/2014 5:33PM

    You are as always - inspiring and your willingness to share your growing awareness is so timely! Having just written a short blog which included a half hearted commitment to refocus, I read your blog and realised that my insistence on keeping on, rather than starting afresh is one of the things holding me back. On reflection, that's a strategy something akin to "knowing you're driving on the wrong road, but keeping going anyway" (something I realise after reading your blog, I actually do when I've lost my direction).

I shall take a leaf out of your book and re-consider my strategy! Thank you.

Some things to consider:

Now you are on a new journey... what will be different? What will you be doing/feeling that makes it different and new? Are there any strategies from the previous journey that were helpful, that could be utilised perhaps refreshed to help you on this new journey? What outdated/unhelpful strategies are you going to ditch? When you look at where you want to go... are going to do it in one long haul e.g. one new journey? Or several new journeys?

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SALAM4545 6/26/2014 2:36PM

    This isn't failure, it's just a re-set button. Sort of like playing your favorite part of the movie several times, but never watching the end because there's so much good stuff in the middle.

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1BEACHWALKER 6/24/2014 11:31PM

    I was thinking the same thing-start over. So I did this month. I finally started losing weight again!! Whoohoo!! We can do it!!

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/24/2014 8:01PM

    You will get there my dear. I have faith in you!

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PJB145 6/24/2014 7:20PM

    We do our best, and that is the best we can do. If making a fresh start gets you to the ending you need, you go girl!

Wishing you much success as you continue your WL journey. I'll be rooting for you.

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STARLITNIGHT 6/24/2014 6:35PM

    You will get there, sometimes the journey is not a straight line, but zig zags a bit. We will make it!

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MRSP90X 6/24/2014 2:01PM

    emoticon For me as well. I fresh start makes the journey seem more refreshing!! It is sure better than quitting it! I have been gaining and losing the same 10 pounds too for a few months and have yet to really make any progress at all. emoticon

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LOFLLAMA 6/24/2014 12:47PM

    It is NOT a failure. Do you know that the more times you try to quit smoking the higher your chances are to REALLY quit? You will do this! I have faith in you!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 6/24/2014 12:36PM

    YOU CAN DO THIS!

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MARTYLYNN1 6/24/2014 12:22PM

    Stuck is where I am at too!
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KIRSTENLYNN62 6/24/2014 11:44AM

    Here is another one for you: "Defeat brings a lesson, it gives a chance to rebuild, a chance to start again, with the knowledge of what does NOT work" -Leon Brown.
Don't forget my personal motto: "Fall down seven times. stand up eight" (or in my case more like seventy!) emoticon emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/24/2014 11:01AM

    That is very good advice. All of us get stuck at times.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 6/24/2014 10:40AM

    I can definitely relate -- sounds like a great way to get recharged and commit to your goals. Way to go!

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SLIMLILA 6/24/2014 10:05AM

    AT least you are still working on the same 10. I am up close to 25 lbs.... very discouraging, but I was accountable and edited my weight ticker today instead of denying it. Also, been for a walk already, did the 1.8K I was up to before my trip and the lousy weather.....and not as tired!!!!! Also did a SP 11 min. seated workout...Cool.....

Good Lucky...let's do it right this time...

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NHES220 6/24/2014 9:55AM

    It is definitely not a failure, do not think of it that way. I have had to go back and re-evaluate a couple of times as I have hit plateaus and change things up - that is normal. You can do this!

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MATTEROFHEART 6/24/2014 9:45AM

    Good for you, Gail! I guess, in a way, I am starting over again as well, by joining a new team! So far, it has definitely helped my commitment level! Maybe a new start is what we both needed.
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MSHEL7 6/24/2014 9:39AM

    Excellent, sometimes it really does take a fresh start. And, this is not quitting, it is just acknowledging a need to do something different. Great blog, great plan.

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/24/2014 9:15AM

    emoticon To new beginnings. We can sooooo do this!

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First chick of the summer!

Sunday, June 01, 2014



As promised! Auntie Reba on the left, Mama Ruby on the right, and the newest edition...well, it's obvious. :) If you look really closely, you can see the second one peeking out from Mama's feathers, but it's really hard to see. I don't think the rest of the eggs are going to hatch, so this might be it for this "generation" - good thing because the coop isn't huge. :)

Isn't new life amazing? Have a great day, everyone.

:) Gail

  
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KIRSTENLYNN62 6/15/2014 11:26AM

    Awwwww.... so sweet! emoticon emoticon

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SLIMLILA 6/9/2014 2:30PM

    I did see the baby after a bit. Kind of like me trying to take a pic of Soleil, a black cat....


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    Nothing's better!! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 6/3/2014 12:33AM

    Awwww, I see it so cute!!! Baby chicks are the cutest things!! Love the color of it! What you going to name it? An R name? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 6/2/2014 5:03PM

    Thanks Gail for the photos. They are so cute!!

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GRLTAZ 6/2/2014 4:33PM

    How wonderful new life is. thanks !

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/2/2014 9:22AM

    Adorable!

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JLKCANADA 6/2/2014 9:18AM

    Aw - so cute! Have fun watching them.

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    Super cute! emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 6/2/2014 8:43AM

    Aww...amazing!

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NHES220 6/1/2014 9:26PM

    Life is amazing! Congrats!

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111BUTTERFLY111 6/1/2014 1:34PM

    Way to go, Mama!! New life is wonderful!! Congratulations!


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KENWANNE2013 6/1/2014 12:29PM

    Cute. Thank you for sharing

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GARDENQE2 6/1/2014 12:23PM

    Nothing is cuter than baby fowl!!

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MARTYLYNN1 6/1/2014 12:07PM

    Cute! Nice that Mama shares with Reba.

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GERIKRAGH 6/1/2014 12:04PM

    I wish I could keep chickens!

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PICKIE98 6/1/2014 11:43AM

    How cute!! So fuzzy...

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MTN_KITTEN 6/1/2014 10:52AM

    The cycle of life ... is amazing!

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GAILANN48 6/1/2014 10:45AM

    No names chosen yet - don't know if they're girls, boys, or one of each at this point. Have had a few unisex suggestions, though.

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There are challenges, and then there are challenges. :)

Saturday, May 03, 2014

I'm quite late in "submitting" my promised report following week #4 of my 30 Days of Fit Food challenge - oops. But this update will be a bit more than just that - I've been doing a lot of thinking, and am owning up to some faults, kind of thinking out loud about future steps....so this is longer than usual.

Challenges have not been my forte here - I don't think I'm a great team member because I...well, I'm not sure why. Whatever the reasons, I find myself doing the challenge, but keeping it private, not really "checking in" and not ever keeping up with the threads beyond an occasional blip. As for this one, I DID complete all the steps, did what was "assigned," and got the T-shirt (well, the virtual trophy). Along the way I reaped some unexpected bonuses (more about those in a minute). But if the point of a team challenge is to be part of a community while doing all those things, I'm afraid I continue to fail miserably. I'll have to think about this loner walk - maybe it needs to change, and maybe it doesn't.

As for bonus benefits, well, I'm eating much healthier, I don't feel as if the food controls me, and I've actually eaten within my calorie range most days...something that I haven't done many times since November before this challenge. What that brings me is some of the confidence I'd "misplaced" for a while, and a sunnier outlook about what I CAN do.

The good news: I've started a new challenge of 100 days. The plan is to map out my food choices for a week at a time, shop AFTER the list is made, and then eat according to my pre-planned menu. Of course, changes are made as necessary, but the road map really helps me. I know, I know... I should have known that already after 1.5 years here...hard head. I've found the hard way that I cannot (that should all be in caps) plan and log one meal at a time, because then I ALWAYS exceed all sorts of limits, even when I think I'm doing everything right. I've worked this plan for a week so far (didn't want to talk about it till I'd seen I could follow through) and it's going really well. Seven days down and ninety-three to go!

  
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LEANJEAN6 5/31/2014 7:40PM

    hi to you!!!--Why is life so busy eh?-----LOL-----Yesterday my brain was zappy-----to-day is a new day and better----a new printer--a new IPad--just too much!!!-----But------my himself and I are busy gardeni9ng --in the bugs-------so many bugs , we can't sit on the dock yet--Hopefully they diminish soon!!!----I hope your weekend is going well----I love the look of your dogs-----Lynda

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LEANJEAN6 5/28/2014 6:07PM

    How is it going?--- Your road map sounds like it's working for you----Lynda

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RX_2_RV 5/26/2014 3:02PM

    Unfortunately, our society treats introversion like it's a disease, rather than another way of processing and being in the world. It is up to you to decide on how much you want to participate.

I struggled with the decision to join the BLC for many of the same reasons you did...I did not want to disappoint anyone and I wasn't sure of how much I could contribute (pounds lost, because I am just about into healthy BMI range, and time commitment, because I am preparing to take the national pharmacy board exam.)

Ultimately, I decided that even though my time is limited right now, that my health is important and should be near the top of the list of things to do. Committing to a team for a 10 week challenge forces me to KEEP it at the top of the list. And it will probably make it a little more fun for me. At least it will make me more accountable and give my plan a little more structure, a little push to do more, which I need.

You decide what is comfortable for you. I think there is a place for introverts and loners, even in a team setting. The extroverts may learn a thing or two from us and we may learn a thing or two from them. Kennwanne said it so well in the second paragraph of the comment. Quality of participation is valuable, it's not all about quantity.

An eagle cannot fly without both it's wings...balance is the key.

Jane


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MOMINE 5/26/2014 1:40PM

    Hey Panther Pal! You sound a LOT like me! (No disrespect intended LOL) I think we fail because we EXPECT to fail, and we keep it private because we are expecting to fail, and who wants THAT advertised?!?!?!

I am learning a lot on SP a little at a time about expecting greatness and achieving it, about finding a safe spot and sticking my neck out.

Well, I am expecting us BOTH to do GREAT on the BL Black Panther Summer Challenge. So, hang on girl, I am DRAGGING you along!! Get excited if you are not already this is going to be fun!!!

Thanks for the friend add!

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KENWANNE2013 5/24/2014 7:33PM

    Great blog, you are doing brilliantly.
I can relate to what you say about the 'loner factor'. I spent a lot of time trying not to be a friendly loner, but have now accepted it is what I am, and as a result am much happier. In my journey on this issue, I worried a lot about letting others down, and wondered what people would say/think when I finally owned up to the fact that trying to be something different, meant I wasn't being fully authentic. It was a big relief to find out that my true friends a. had already figured this out ahead of me. b. Didn't mind, just enjoyed me being around when I was c. Had their own 'peaks and troughs' of attachment anyway.

I see you as someone who brings depth into contact. You may not blog, or make contact every week etc, but when you do it is full of insight, warmth, openess, and honesty. I like the fact that you blog/comment when you want to, rather than when you feel like you should. THAT is genuine support and what is I imagine, what most people on spark people are looking for!

I do think the 'loner' thing is quite common amongst writers! A few years ago I was talking to someone who trains/teaches professional writers, and she said, that if you run a class for writers, you have to accept, that if you set them a team challenge, you'll hear 5 minutes of animated chatter, then 55 minutes of silence, as they each retreat into themselves, working alone to complete the 'team' exercise emoticon

In this blog you said you that challenges haven't been your forte, but
you have done this one emoticon , and in sharing your insight have inspired others to share their perspectives of teams (what a relief... I thought I was the only one who didn't really get much from the 'team challenge approach').




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STARLITNIGHT 5/23/2014 1:24PM

    Well you came to the right team. Because we are going to be your spark friends! We will be there for you, and help you along your journey to health. I do not like anyone left behind or feel like they are not included. Our team is a safe place for the member to be creative and share their thoughts and ideas. You will be fantastic, I have already learned from you! As for keeping up with the team, you only have to fill out your stats on Thursday, and the silver ITC basic for the week, the rest is up to you, its there if you think it can help you, and if it will not, don't worry about it. Go Panthers!

I also have to take it day by day, and meal by meal.
Learning new habits take focus.
We are worth the effort!
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MTN_KITTEN 5/21/2014 6:36PM

    Okie Dokie ... now you are on the Black Panther Summer Slimdown challenge and I need you!!

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SALAM4545 5/15/2014 12:27AM

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I don't do so well with teams too, but I am very competitive, and that makes me do the work even when I don't report in. So I figure even if I'm not the greatest team mate, at least I'm getting somewhere. I'm just glad you recognize what you are doing and made the decision to keep challenging yourself emoticon .

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IMSMILEY88 5/5/2014 3:17PM

    I haven't done so great with teams, either. Even this 100 day challenge I started & others followed. I meant to check in with each person every day, but I stopped doing it. But, it still helped a LOT to be on SP almost every day posting my progress & getting feedback & feeling somewhat accountable!

I think this is a great 100 day challenge & wish you the very best!!

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/5/2014 10:57AM

    Gail, I think your plans are great. The roadmap and the shopping are good ideas. They are sensible and will help.
We are here for you and support you.

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JLKCANADA 5/5/2014 9:28AM

    I just have to jump in because I agree with you Gail and others who have posted about teams - not sure exactly why but I don't feel they add any value for me to belong to them. That being said I have belonged to many team situations in my project management past and they have worked but I prefer to support but not participate.
On the other hand I am a huge fan of change and improving ones lifestyle which you are challenging yourself to do.
Go Gail Go! emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 5/3/2014 10:03PM

    Whether from a team, articles, challenges, I always learn something or accomplish something. The teams aren't as important to me as my sparkfriends...so my main support and time go to them. I don't pick more teams than I can handle too. Big team challenges I have learned are just too overwhelming for me, so I don't join anymore.
Some of our journeys take longer than others, like mine and that's ok. You need to go at your own pace, so the good habits you learn, are for a lifetime. Good luck and keep going! You're doing so good!!!

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111BUTTERFLY111 5/3/2014 6:10PM

    emoticon I'm so excited for you!!

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4EVERNESS 5/3/2014 1:54PM

    I'm lousy with teams. I always feel like an outsider-raised very self consciously, always worrying if I'd said or done too much or too little. For one, I hate the word team as it seemed to fit not too cool patterns of behavior in school, with each of seemingly prescribed niches being filled (usually being one of the ones stuck with a lot of work and not the credit while the 'leader' and the trusty sidekick take credit, the slackers are saying whatever, the apathetic just do only what they are supposed to do, and originality is only if you are 'popularly approved by group concensus'. So, the nomenclature alone is an immediate turnoff.

You can do this. You've met many other challenges. However, this is not a challenge. This is your life and you are merely ensuring that it goes according to your plan for it. You are becoming self disciplined and forming good habits. No stress, no muss, no fuss, no bother. It is not a matter of luck, Good Skill in this endeavor!

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GARDENQE2 5/3/2014 1:15PM

    With age comes wisdom! emoticon
Keep on keeping on!

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NHES220 5/3/2014 12:56PM

    Good for you - good luck on the continued challenge. Don't worry about posting late. Really, at the end of the day you need to be accountable to you. I wish you continuted success on your challenge and know that we are cheering you on!

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MSHEL7 5/3/2014 12:47PM

    Good for you. I find that I learn something new every day and I think that may be the key. As we learn new things we put them into action, like you weekly planning, and they work really well and our journey gets easier and better. I like your new action plan.

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LOFLLAMA 5/3/2014 9:48AM

    GREAT JOB! I am so proud of you!

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Week #3 - Challenge Report :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Okay, so what if it's not going exactly as I expected...or more precisely, so what if the blessed SCALE isn't going in the direction I expected. But there IS progress nonetheless!

With 22 of the 30 days done, I'm frankly feeling more healthy than when I started, but the greater effect seems to be in my attitude. I'm frankly "engaged" in my day to day life, feeling more connected to myself than in a long while. I know that must sound odd...

I've added a qigong class (Dragon's Way variety) and have been paying more attention to increasing unusual fruits and vegetables in my daily diet along with less salt and less sugar. Interesting how spring gives the special sort of energy needed for change.

Thanks to each of you for your comments, your questions, your cheers, and your support in all sorts of ways as I try to break out of the winter rut into which I fell. You guys are awesome!

XO,
Gail

  
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LEANJEAN6 4/27/2014 6:48PM

    little changes add up--Good for you!--All is quiet here to-day--Why is life so hard in the middle of the night??----a good lesson to us however to check before putting pets out----Hugs-Lynda emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 4/19/2014 11:23AM

    Those daily changes will make a big difference. Forget the scales. Concentrate on those fruits and veggies.

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JLKCANADA 4/17/2014 9:26AM

    Congrats on your lifestyle changes and how it is making you feel. That is awesome! The less processed foods I eat the better I feel and sugar (although I love it) is just nasty - it makes me crave more and more!! Don't worry about the weight for now just enjoy your more "engaged" life! emoticon

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MSHEL7 4/17/2014 2:22AM

    You're doing great, just hearing how you feel proves it. I'm sure that dumb ole scale will catch up soon. Work on how you feel, not how "it" is moving or not.

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SALAM4545 4/16/2014 10:43PM

    I know what you mean about feeling more connected to yourself. I sounds like no matter what the scale says, this is a very healthy step for you.

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/16/2014 8:31PM

    Your attitude is great. The class sounds interesting. I have been watching salt and sugar as well. emoticon

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NHES220 4/16/2014 6:16PM

    Sounds like you are making progress, sometimes we just have to look beyond the scale and notice other positive changes. That is what you are doing!

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1BEACHWALKER 4/16/2014 6:09PM

    Just keep going, that scale will move eventually! Perhaps each time you exercise or walk, do an extra 5 minutes, push yourself little harder! Tweek the program here and there till you see the scale going down again. I am a master at maintenance now...LOL...now I know what I need to do after vacation is over. Decided against the Fast Metabolism diet as a whole, but liked some of the points on healthy eating! Going to implement them, like gluten free, no caffeine, no soy, instead of peanut butter have the healthier almond or cashew butter. No artificial sweeteners or diet products. Made a lot of sense to me! Have a great day!

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/16/2014 5:47PM

    Yes ma'am!! I am on the same track! The scale isn't making a lot of adjustments, but my attitude is. I'm feeling more like the woman who wants to make the correct choices. I look for the non-scale victories instead of saying "one more day won't matter" even though I know that it truly will. Yes, I am changing. My Spring Me has kicked into high form and I like her! It's a pleasure to be on this journey with you!

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MARTYLYNN1 4/16/2014 5:20PM

    Sounds like you are doing great! Amazing how spring finally arriving after the long winter has helped our attitudes.

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Week #2 - Challenge Report :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

“The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

So with that reminder before me, I'm resolved to stay the course...despite no weight loss "rewards" as yet. but I DO feel more present, and I'm not feeling "down on myself" for being at this same weight. This is not my healthy weight, and I do want to change that, but it's the weight I am now. Today I'm resolved to be grateful for my health, for the fact that I live at a time and in a society that provides enough good food - so much that I need to pay attention. Today I'll do what Stevenson suggested, my life's plain common work, and appreciate the gifts I'm given. Sometimes I forget that in the press to accomplish...

I hope each of you is well this beautiful Thursday. Blessings to you all.

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LEANJEAN6 4/14/2014 4:14PM

    Hi Gail-----Thanks for that Blasto site----I managed to get it copied---went to it---and I did already read that article-----In order to get Tess better, I had to ""take the bull by the horns" and do a lot of research myself-----get her on various """herbs"" from our health food store too, to build up her immunity too.
I am happy to announce that this terrible chest flu is on its way out----so glad!!! I was afraid that maybe I had developed Tess' Blasto--had all the same symptoms---even tho I know it isn't transferred from dog to human-----but-------couldn't understand why it took over a week to fight this bug------Crazy!!!!------How are you doing????----How are the "'HENS"?-----LOL------Lynda emoticon

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IMSMILEY88 4/13/2014 11:42AM

    Wonderful thoughts! I hope you are appreciating all of your blessings this Sunday!

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HICKOK-HALEY 4/12/2014 8:14AM

    I love his writings. You have a good attitude. Keep it up!! emoticon

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SALAM4545 4/11/2014 3:58PM

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What a beautiful poem.I am copying it to my journal. I absolutely love it, and I love that you have incorporated it into your daily philosophy. As one of my teachers once said "I may not have the best body, but it's the one I've got, so I'm going to love it for letting me use it to do what I need to do."

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/10/2014 5:25PM

    Peace where we are, accepting where we are ... that's what I'm working on. Simply being OK with what is before me, working to change it if it can be better, but not stressing over it. Life is so much better this way. Thanks so much for the affirmation that I'm on the right path.

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ELEGENT95 4/10/2014 4:53PM

    Great attitude!

Heather

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CSKIES1 4/10/2014 4:41PM

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GABY1948 4/10/2014 1:44PM

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MARTYLYNN1 4/10/2014 12:31PM

    I need to copy that quote a place it where I can see it.
Sometimes no gain is a victory. Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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MSHEL7 4/10/2014 11:04AM

    This is a great reminder to us. Thanks so much for posting, I needed this so much this morning.

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NHES220 4/10/2014 10:59AM

    Gail,
What a great reminder. I hope you have a beautiful Thursday as well!
Noreen

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