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Holidays don't have to be a hassle ~

Friday, November 02, 2012

I used to take the above saying with a grain of salt. Before I started living in The Now. Today, I know how true it is. I don't even have 'today' all I really have is this minute. IF I keep doing the right things 'this' minute, all will work out well. If I stop thinking about the things I 'used to' be able to eat in ANY amounts that I wanted to (I'm famous for eating bowls of ice cream at a time) ~ and stop thinking about "all the things that I want to eat" and the day that I can eat them again ~ and just be here, where my feet are planted, all will work out the way it is supposed to. I will lose weight, exercise and get healthy.

Halloween evening, the day before I began this journey, I ate a bit of all the things that I didn't want to 'miss' out on. Admittedly, I ate a lot less than I would have if I hadn't been trying. But, I shouldn't have had to do that. I have to stop looking at this as 'punishment' and 'deprivation' ~ and look at it as a good and positive change. And, I CAN have the things that I like to eat, just not 3 bowls of ice cream at a time. emoticon

I was, also, thinking about holidays. After all, Christmas is coming emoticon and, maybe, I should put this off until after Christmas. Good excuse to keep eating 'my' way for another two months. emoticon BUT ~ there are always going to be holidays, birthdays and special occasions. They should be celebrated for the reason they exist ~ not as a reason to gorge myself with food. And ~ I liked that idea. So, I will follow through with that plan. Likely, I will go off plan a BIT ~ but I will be ok with that and move forward from there. I will plan for this. I know there are some things that I will want a bit of ~ shortbread cookies (1 or 2 instead of a dozen) and that will be fine but I won't have more than I have planned to have. I will begin to enjoy these times for the love and fellowship, not for the food. I will live in The Now, when it is time, and enjoy what I do eat ~ and not put my life off until some future moment.

My life is right here, right NOW and I need to live it to the fullest. Each and every moment as it unfolds. emoticon

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MARYANN2323 11/2/2012 3:29PM

    You're right. No putting it off until the perfect time. There never is a perfect time, life always has a way of throwing in a wrench.

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Changed my name from Scar1ett to InTheGap :)

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Scar1ett just seemed to frivolous, since it's not even my name. InTheGap is much more representative of who I am now. I am a very open-minded Christian who loves to meditate. I have many spiritual teachers. I hope to learn a lot here as well. It's time to take care of "me". emoticon


If not now ~ then when?

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I am not 20 years old any more, not even 30. I look behind me at even age 40. So, if not now, when will I choose to take care of myself? It must happen now ~ today ~ this very minute. Carpe Diem - Seize the Day - and today will be my day. I am ready. emoticon

Thanks to my teachers ~ Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle and davidji, my mind is ready for this journey. I meditate every day with davidji and do my best to live in The Now. My daily life is more centred and joyful than it has ever been. This is MY time and I am going to do all that I can to get healthier and dropping some weight is part of that. I want to live the best life I can for the rest of my life. emoticon

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CASTIRONLADY 11/1/2012 6:30PM

    Great that you are starting TODAY. Each day will talk you further toward your goal if you just stay today long enough to take care of your self.

I have never been more supported and encouraged that here. You are in a good place.

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XME501 11/1/2012 3:22PM

    We cannot change yesterday and tomorrow my not come - but God has given us today - a special gift. That is why it is called The Present!!

And we can decide what we will do with this gift. Am so glad you have decided to do your very best with the time you have. And this website is a great place to receive lots of encouragement and motivation. Just be sure to check in each day - even if for just a few moments.

And God bless you on your journey,

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