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.
I was, also, thinking about holidays. After all, Christmas is coming and, maybe, I should put this off until after Christmas. Good excuse to keep eating 'my' way for another two months. 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.