Saturday, August 31, 2013
The best way to predict your future is to create it. Make it happen!
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Don't allow those pesky scales to control your DESTINY. There are so many other areas involved in this journey. I for one have allowed the scales to become such an important part of my journey that I have cried, kicked, yelled, and about given up over those darn plastic things. But not this time. I will not allow what could be water destroy my week or my goals.
Nope it won't. So just keep going and know that the changes your making in your day to day will at one point come to light. Patience in all things. Yeah the waiting can be tough but the rewards?
The rewards are awesome.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Dream or Work Hard At It?
You don't have to do everything; just do what really matters!
The first quote came off a friends blog...thanks Cathy...but I read it and it spoke to me. So many times I've dreamed of reaching my goals, how i'll feel, look, the new me with more energy, confidence, and such. But I really don't think I ever stopped to realize the hard work involved. Now I will be honest here, i'm not much on will power. I find I have a lot of won't power. Oh the WANT is there but what had to be done to get there......just too much.
I mean have you thought what we have to give up to get there? I mean no more chips, cookies, candies, pies, cakes, donuts. So much. But did you notice not once in that was there meat, salad, potato, veggies. We can still have it all we just can't have some things that might trigger your body to go nuts. I say body but really around here it is all in the mind. If I don't have that stuff in the house I don't think about it. But if it is here i'm going to eat it. I just will. For me it is a mind thing. So I've come to just not go there. Don't bring it in the house, there problem solved. Or is it?
I work in a pharmacy in Walmart.....so if something is wanted, craved, or seen it sits in the forefront of my mind and I have been known to get it. So what is a girl to do? Well to begin with I bring my snack, I bring my lunch, I do my darndest to clock in and out and head for the door. But on the days I don't succeed....I just do what anyone on a journey would do....I begin anew.
Now I've got to be honest here....I'm not close to goal, oh I have been once, but i'm back where I first began. I was over that but I've lost down a few pounds. Why am I telling you all this? Because I want you to know that this journey is never easy, we always need a pat on the back, a friend, someone to listen, and most of all we need someone to hold us accountable. Because without that we have nothing. So as I end this blog today i'm very honored to have each of you with me on this journey. No matter how many times I fall down, someone is always around to help me back up. But to be honest i'm tired of falling down. I want to be standing up a lot more and down a lot less. But all that comes from within and i'm working on that one.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas
as in escaping from old ones.
- John Maynard Keynes
Funny as I stepped on the this morning I was really looking for some kind of peace of mind. I didn't record my weight last week, I exercised like a fool this week putting in 17 miles of walking with my pals. I was looking to lose, but each day that I was on vacation and got this walk in I then ate my calories back. but you see spark wants us to do just that. But I can't and still lose. To me that is like giving yourself a reward of food for exercising. Now I know i'm going to have to up that a bit to keep my body functioning but there were days I just couldn't eat that much food. But I did have a bit of a loss and to be honest it put me back where I needed to match my tracker. Sad huh? But now I have a place to begin fresh. Oh I know we do this a lot but this time my mind is right with my body.
I got my results back from the doctors....i'm 100% healthy. I mean my cholesterol is perfect, my B12, iron, thyroid, Vitamin D, everything is awesome. So if you think healthy living isn't for you i'm here to tell ya your wrong. Not so very long ago I had to have a shot for B12 because it was nonexistent in my body, I had enemia, my cholesterol was hitting the high mark. So the scales may not have moved but my insides are doing awesome. You can't always see the changes but they are there.
So as I leave you this morning know that i'm moving forward and I will reach my goals. I've already got the inside there, now for the outside.
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