Thursday, November 21, 2013
21. [Abbreviated from original] You just spent three weeks reflecting on yourself and your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Write yourself a heartfelt, loving intention to help you reach your goal. Whatever you write or "borrow" should resonate deeply and be helpful to you as a source of strength and motivation.
Here it is--the end of the challenge road. I have to say, I surprised myself a little that I completed it pretty much day by day, and on time. As an extremely intermittent blogger here, this was new for me. A week of it, one-third, even included blogging while I was on vacation. I had never been much of a one for doing challenges on this site before, but like the effort to maintain streaks, I can see the value of it. By imposing an exterior structure on your effort and meeting it, I can practice behavior that I might want to become a habit. Will I become a daily blogger? Probably not. But the introspection has been useful in gathering my determination to press on with weight loss and fitness, aided by taking up other challenges, both from Spark and ones I make up for myself. So here's my intention:
I will persevere in my effort to make my body healthier and fitter. I will challenge myself in various ways in order to keep my determination fresh, to learn more about myself, and to form new beneficial habits. I will plan it, do it, evaluate it. I will never. give. up.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
19. Think of the person who loves you the most. How would they describe you?
[laughs] Well, first we have to have a contest to see who loves me the most. What an ego trip! Is it one of my kids? The grandson? Siblings? Friends? Parents? Colleagues? Get them all in a room and have them slug it out? I suppose the most obvious candidate is my DH, but verbal expression is not his forte. My guess is that if I asked him, I'd get two words back. "What? Why?" No lack of affection, just lack of interest in what he sees as blether.
I don't worry too much about how other people see me or would describe me. I feel the love from a lot of directions--it lifts me, it empowers me, it enables me to do what I do, and to enjoy life's blessings and try to pass them on. And that's what counts, isn't it?
Sunday, November 17, 2013
17. One word that best describes me. Elaborate.
18. One word that least describes me. Elaborate.
These two are my least favorites of the blog challenges. It is my fond hope that after all these years on the planet, all the things I've done, all the changes I've been through, all the people I've known, all the success and failure, that it just wouldn't be fair or even possible to be summed up in a single word, positive or negative. I'm too complex, too complicated, and I bet you are, too. So if it's gotta be one word, I guess it's COMPLICATED.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
16. If I could change one thing about myself, it would be _______. How and why would you make that change?
I wouldn't be such a procrastinator. I think it's related to another shortcoming of mine, I'm kind of messy. I put stuff down so it will be handy to get to later, and later gets later and later. Drives my DH crazy. Makes me a little crazy, too, when I can't find stuff on my desk because, well, you have to see it to understand. I try to improve from time to time, and the rest of the house is not so bad, but my desk and my knitting area--oy!
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