Tuesday, June 05, 2007
A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
- Stephen Dolley Jr.
Do you see possibilities or problems?
It's been said that some of the smartest people around would make lousy entrepreneurs. How can that be? The fact is, some people are so smart they can easily see all of the problems, roadblocks, and snafus that they'll need to overcome to succeed. They can think of all kinds of reasons why their idea won't work. This knowledge can overwhelm any thoughts of possibilities or dreams. When you think of your goals, do you focus on the positives of making it happen, or the negatives of potential barriers? To reach your goals, you gotta really want them. More importantly, you gotta really believe that you can do it. Think more about why you CAN make it happen instead of why you can't. No more excuses.
I thought this was worth posting in case someone missed it. I believe this is true because I had to find a way to do what I had dreamed of doing and I DID! I thought of giving up, but it just wasn't in me to do that, so I kept thinking until I came up with an idea that works. I wanted to get my Doctorate Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling, but didn't have the money. I thought of getting a loan, but didn't want to repay something with interest; I thought, O well, there's no way I can do this. But something inside kept telling me I could if I really wanted to. So I prayed for wisdom on how I could make it work. A few days later, I realized that if I put X amount of money in the bank per pay, I'd have enough for the next course when I was done the first one. Wow! I am very bad with numbers and dollars. I know I would have NEVER thought of this on my own. Maybe you don't believe that God answers prayers as simple as this, but I know that He does. And now I am starting the third course!!
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wow! May is over already. Where does the time go? It's been a good month for me. June will be here in less than 6 hours. Today was hot and yukky and it's supossed to be worse tomorrow.
I didn't go to Curves tonight, but I did work out for 40 min. on theEliptical at work. It's nice to be able to do that when no one is in the dialysis unit, which is Tues. and Thurs. I can pretty much spend as much time in the gym as I want on those days and I do take advantage of it. This is the best job I've ever had at the VA.
I find that if I break up my work out into 2 or 3 short times, I can do a lot more as a total. LIke the eliptical....I did 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the afternoon, plus some weights. It doesn't seem like "o, when is this going to be over; I've been working out forever." and it seems to go by quicker.
Well, hope everyone is doing good on their diet and exercise life change. I'm doing pretty good except I need to find a way to cut back on salt and fat. And so many carbs. Seems like salt is in everything you buy for some reason. I don't even use salt and it's always pretty high by the end of the day. I was thinking about going to a nutritionist and having them look at what I've charted and maybe they could tell me. Till then (when I can afford that) Sparks will just have to do.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I tried to paste a pic here but it didn't work. I didn't get on the scale today, either, cause I didn't think it would work either! I added some pics here. Hope you enjoy them. Hope you all have a great day.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
As one who loves to look at things and see what makes them work, I enjoy observing people. What I've seen lately is that a lot of people are overweight and just plain fat. I used to think how terrible for people to "let themsevles go" and not do anything. Then one day I realized I was one of those people. I hated looking in the mirror. I wondered what I would look like in my coffin! Sounds silly, but I pictured the pallbearers really strugging to carry me to my grave!! I realized I was the one who was just plain fat. They say you are what you eat. I believe part of that is true. I couldn't stop eating. With a thyroid problem it is very easy to gain weight and when you don't watch portion size, it's like double eating. I couldn't tell when I was full unless I was refluxing. That's the truth and I hate admitting it, but the facts finally hit me and I knew I was the only one who could get me out of the situation I had put myself into. I did a lot of comfort eating. And that was making me fat, because I held a lot of paini inside. We tend to deny pain and cover it up so we don't have to feel it or deal with it. When I realized that, I found a Christian psychologist that I could talk to in order to dig down deep and find the cause(s). I am learning to value myself. Change is NOT easy. Change is VERY SCARY. But I'm still determined to gain control over my nature and get back to being healthy, eating right and begin to enjoy my self. To answer the question of what inspired me most to a healthier me? I guess I did that to myself, too, with the help of this website! I feel very blessed to have found this place.
Friday, May 25, 2007
"If you let your head get too big, itíll break your neck."
I guess that's why God wants us to be humble?
Have a nice holiday, everyone!
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