Saturday, November 01, 2014
Other than the obvious a woman fastly approaching the age of 60. Who decided just a little over a year ago to stop coloring her hair and to just let the gray show, hoping that it would glisten as so many other gray-hair women's hair do - but I wasn't so lucky. My stylist says just wait it'll get there as I still have lots of black hair although I tend to see much more gray. I where glasses and have worn them almost to the day of my 40th birthday. I have a mole on the tip of my nose. Nothing big just a tiny pin head dot of a mole. My lips are full and my teeth are white.
Now to get past the superficial things you'd see if I took off my mask and onto what's really hiding behind the mask. I'm a captain of the Fuchsia Beauties Incorporated (Team FBI). I should be a strong leader and leading by example but I'm just like everyone else on this team - struggling with my weight as well.
I try my best to be encouraging to all of the other ladies. I search for articles, tidbits, helpful hints, recipes and any and everything I can put my hands on to share with them.
I feel as a captain, I should be showing them how to lose the excess weight when there are times even when I don't know what to do for myself. There are times when I'm so disappointed in myself and my efforts that I think about quitting because I think they deserve someone much better than myself.
By no means are these ladies hard on me as a matter of fact we all are very encouraging of each other. But as you probably well know we are often much harder on ourselves and our own worse enemy.
One day last week I asked the ladies since we were at the halfway mark in this round were they halfway to their projected weight loss goal. I could tell from some of the answers many were not and were possible feeling a little discouraged. It came to be start a pledge that we Finish Strong for the balance of the round and all those that were committed to please add their name.
We all may not meet our goal for the round but so many of us have made the commitment to finish strong and not give up. We're going to finish this round weighing less than we did at the halfway mark.
So when I remove my mask, I'm not all I want to be but I'm determined to continue to work on being a better me. I'm FBI strong and I possess inner strength, determination, a positive attitude and commitment.
What's behind your mask?