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When I grow up I'm gonna be.....

Saturday, March 24, 2007

If someone posed that same question to you now, what would you say? Let this reflection be an indicator of your dreams.

happy, satisfied to be in my own skin, a loving person, a thoughtful person, kind, considerate, self secure, self motivated, creative, imaginative, content.

What a change from how I thought years ago. The what did I want to be when I grew up was based more on what profession did I want to do, not the type of person I wanted to be. That is more important to me now that what I do.

Perhaps that is because over the course of years I have done an array of things that it's not what matters to me. I want the happiness and joy of life now. That is what fulfills me. Just being me in my skin and not comparing to others and the oh I wish, and OH I want. No, it's the me I am that is most important. I want to be the best person I can be for me, my family, my legacy. That's what I will be whenever I finally grow up.


Go ahead...ask

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Speaking up with the tough questions

I know that I don't have all the answers, and sometimes I forget what I already know. There's no shame in asking why something is, or how to do a task correctly.

When someone asks me something, it helps me in return. I have to delve perhaps to find out the answer if I don't know it myself and thus I learn. If I do already know the answer than he helps me even further to check when I am explaining a thing that I truly know it. If I can't explain something than perhaps I don't know what I think I know.
Best for me then to seek the answer for myself too.

Bringing that to my food and life in general, I am still trying to find the answers to what my correct calorie count should be with the activities and level I do them at. I have to balance that out with my physical conditons. There are people out there with the answers, I will never find them unless I be the one to ask.


Free of weeds

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.

- Norman Vincent Peale

What type of garden am I growing in my mind??? Boy do I sometimes let it get overgrown and left in disrepair. The weeds of self doubt, pity, name calling, etc take root and want to BECOME my garden.

But today I can make it look like it's been groomed by a gardner and nutrured to its full potential. Taking the time to be good to me, by spending time puttling the weeds out by the roots, to eliminate them from just springing back up again is looking deeply at myself.

Just as a garden needs water, sun, nourishment, so does my mind. I can let all the old thoughts choak what I am doing with my life today. I don't want that, so I repeat to myself how capable, competant I truly am. I now believe that to be true. I'll today surround myself with positive readings, people, and activites. I'll plan my day so as to not waste time. I will live free of weeds, and when I see them trying to take root, I'll get out the weed killer.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

AELARLEE 3/23/2007 12:43PM

    Great Blog! I have enjoyed your achievement and perspective. I have visited your page a couple of times now and want you to know you are an inspiration to me. So today, I will use the "weed killer" appropriately too! Oh, and thanks for the comment on my blog.


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No easy way out

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

No shortcuts to someplace worth going.

If something in your life is difficult, meet it head on and earn the satisfaction of earning a job well done--with honesty and integrity.

I like these quotes. It reminds me that getting someplace is going to take work on my part. Oh I sure would like the easier softer way, but " that will avail me nothing". In the short term it might look like I got to where I was going and so that is the success of it. But deeper down, below the surface, it will eventually show that the success was just a vener of gloss and it's faded away, peeled back, to show what lies under it. Like a bad paint job, it starts to wear off, flake apart and show its true conditon.

Also, the knowledge of having achieved my destination on short cuts will be that lingering dull pain in my brain. It will just stay. Makes me remember back when I was just looking for an outward fix to my appearance and didn't go to the deep source. Oh yeah, on the outside I looked great and everyone noticed. But inside was all the mental clutter that was piled up hidden away that caused me later to relook at it all and the comfort eating was back.

So now there is no way out of doing things the long road, the lasting road to see the life change I desire. It's not an easy path to go through something, but it is the most direct.


What good is money?

Monday, March 19, 2007

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

So I pose that question, what good is money if you don't have the health to spend it? It's great to be able to buy buy buy, and have have have. Isn't that just another form of glutoney? I think so! How much truly IS enough? Like how thin is thin enough? etc. ....Something gets warped along the way and it's the greed that takes over.

I truly agree with the quote that the real wealth lies in health and taking care of one's body. To be able to move, to breath freely, to dance, to run; those are the things that money can't buy. Oh it can buy the machines, the health club, the pool memebership, the physio, the yada yada, but really good health doesn't rely on those things. It relies on making educated choices.

I want the health, I want the ability to have continual movement for as long as possible, so to have these things I will store up and save good for me actions. It's like banking those things that will bring me a great return on my health. I'm investing in a long and healthy life by taking care of me now!


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