Saturday, July 14, 2012
*hair & makeup
You know the usual...
It would've been a 3 minute blab visit, but, I'm not editing today. I'm on a mission photo-editing my garden pics so that I can pick one to paint...
I forgot to mention the cougar on the neighbour's yard. They caught it...still though, it affirms that I live in a zoo...or circus?
Thursday, July 05, 2012
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 calories 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 struggler's, when loosing 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, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....BUT DON'T YOU QUIT!!!!!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Hula Hoop All-Stars One Song Challenge for ...well, May...ya.
Heey now, be nice...I procrastinated so that I wouldn't have to hoop in the snow or my parka. The only thing that should be fuzzy on a hooper is those funky boots.
Monday, June 11, 2012
"How did you do it?"
"You look gorgeous."
[As tired as you are reading of my encounters, I am of hearing of people and their responses to my weight loss. Usually, hiding behind their verbal acknowledgement is bitterness, envy or some ill will; rarely, is it just kindness.]
"It was simple, in theory. Emotionally, physically in all actuality it was hard, but, the basic concept was simple. I figured out portions for the size I’m supposed to be in which is my healthy range, drank a lot of water (it seems to give me energy) and as I got pain under control I got out walking and learned that I am quite fond of walking."
"Well, I’m blah, blah, blah “type”. That won’t work for me to drop this weight."
[Translated, “I am special and I deserve a unique, thoroughly educated approach.”]
"Ya, I fell for that crap too."
[Cue, “Oh no you didn’t!" glare. No one likes their sacred cow touched. Frankly, I'm quite done with people insinuating I'm a freak of nature.]
"Sweet Heart, I am a human. I hate to be the one to break it to you, so are you. Not to ‘beat a dead horse’, but, there really isn’t anything ‘new’ under the sun. You eat excess and you're going to store excess unless you and your doctor have discovered a thyroid condition and even then I wouldn’t try that excuse because there are scores of people that have chosen to overcome. It’s a choice not predestination."
[I wanted to continue with,
"Stop pretending you’re superior or inferior and accept you’re just like everybody else putting your pants on ‘one leg at a time’."]
You hear someone spewing out excuses it’s because they’re lying to themselves. Our excuses, lies and half-truths are what we blanket ourselves with in a warped sense of pride to feel ‘unique’. Pride. You have a choice, you can keep your high calorie range OR swallow your Pride, but, I will guarantee you, only one will find you success.
If you need a Weight Watchers, BeachBody, Jillian, Coach Nicole or SparkPeople on your journey and they get you to your goals; you are no less deserving of your achievements. You are a *R*O*C*K*S*T*A*R* for owning YOUR responsibility for YOUR health.
Do NOT, I BEG YOU, do not get wrapped up in the belief that you have to know EVERYTHING in order to be successful.
One Day at a Time sounds more like a practice in the walk of Faith does it not?
Slow and Steady win the Race.
Portions. Water. Movement.
See you tomorrow.
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