Monday, January 04, 2010
Today is the beginning of a new week.
Today is the beginning of a new month.
Today is the beginning of a new year.
Today is the beginning of a new decade.
AND....today is the beginning of a new me!
(OK, so I'm a few days late.....but I'm not going to let the little things stop me! )
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Take twelve whole months,
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty or
thirty-one different parts,
but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.
Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience, one part of courage,
and one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer, one part meditiation,
and one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
and a capful of good humor.
Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile,
and serve with quietness, unselfishness,
You're bound to have a happy new year.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Last night, DH and I and about 35 others gathered at an old friends for a semi annual games night.
All people we know well and see ususally every week....so it was comfortable and such great fun.
Lots of fabulous food....I made my devilled eggs, my special carrot cake with cream cheese icing and some lemon bars.
I had my share. I had planned for this calorie splurge for the last week or so.
About a month ago I bought a denim fitted jacket.....notice I said 'fitted'. It stretches a little when it is buttoned up. I put on a pair of fitted jeans that I am finally able to fit into, 4 sizes smaller than 8 months ago. I dyed my hair, curled my hair, which I don't normally do, put on this little 'fitted' denim jacket, some make up and earrings and looked at myself in the mirror.
I was so surprised.....I thought to myself, I didn't look half bad for an old broad!
Later, part way through the evening a beautiful young friend about 20 some years younger than me who is into body building and is as stunning as any woman can be...pulled me aside and said..." Lyn! You look gorgeous! " And she continued to commend me for my weight loss and how great I looked.
Can you quess how I felt after that and still do to this moment?
That was all I needed to keep myself on track. I had just about decided to quit SP because DH said awhile ago....that's enough, hun! He doesn't want me to lose any more. But just another 20 and I will be over the moon.
I don't care if it comes off slowly from now on (have been on a plateau these past 8 weeks)
just that it does.
Let's all have a great 2010.....OK? I'm planning on it!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Well, Christmas is almost over, only another week left in 2009.
Where did it all go....and this year has passed so quickly for me.
I aim to do better in 2010....to be more dedicated, to do what is right for myself, and do it better than I ever have before.
Stay strong everyone, we can all make it through the holidays...and let's press on to greater things for ourselves!
Monday, December 07, 2009
I lifted this gem from another SF's page....rereading it today has really hit home with me.
When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
- Author Unknown
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