Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I must be the slowest turtle but that's ok, when I get it I get it.
Everyone's race is different. I've been observing for a long time as I watch all the people pass me by on their way to their goals.
I've read over and over what works for them and wondered why it didn't work for me, or why I could do this one time and crawled as fast as I could only to hit a rock in the road or something.
So this year I seem to be hitting a lot of rocks. But I keep crawling up the hill and down the hill. I read and I observe, I exercise and then nothing.
Because sometimes it's not a rock, it is my own stubborn will. I just crawl over to the side and tuck myself in my shell and stay there awhile. Then I wonder why I am not any closer to my goal.
This past week has been one of those times. Start off with a and end with .
It always seems like on thing after another and sometimes it makes me want to crawl in the shell and stay there and then I think about that list I posted a few weeks ago, the one about where we are on our journey with weight loss. Is it I give up, or I hate the ones losing weight, or is it I'm going to keep moving and doing . I choose the latter.
Last week everyday seemed like something was in the way of exercise or I used and excuse not to eat right or I was too tired, and worst of all I am getting all this swelling. It is kind of concerning me. Not your--you ate too much salt kind but here's five or six pounds worth of extra fluid kind. Not sure what is going on, but it is not helping my crawl.
So last week, no exercise, no tracking (except water) and no CICO and alas no weight loss, just gain. Again, I believe it is water.
So this turtle just kept right on, crawling by a few blogs, reading a few post, and contemplating where I was going from here. I realized it was not to the goal line I am crawling, but the finish line. The one that doesn't say "Congrats" It says something more like "Disability Line Starts Right Here" Or "Welcome Back to the Daily Doctor" or something worse.
And I asked myself just how long I intended to keep watching others crawl by. So I decided I could change one thing. I could quit filling up my body with the empty calories of cola for a start.
And then maybe I could slowly get out of my comfort zone and try some other changes instead of just crawling along staying the same.
So today I am on Day 5 of no cola and I am proud of myself. I may be the slow turtle getting there, but it is my race and I will wear the title proudly.
In the middle of February I started reading my bible everyday and will be at 30 days today. Again, my race and I am so happy I started reading it again.
I intend to change one more thing soon, but I want to think about it first and know that I can.
This slow turtle is going to finish the race.