Saturday, January 09, 2010
Well, well, well. Here I am at weigh in day. I figured it would be pretty good, because I have been diligent with my program this past week.
I am happy to report that today I shipped off 2 pounds of tonnage to Never Again Island. I did not put a return address on the package.
Do you know about Never Again Island? It is a very busy place indeed.
There are all kinds of STUFF shipped to and fro from there each day. Stuff like cigarettes, tonnage, chocolate, bigger clothes, poor choices in lovers and partners, goals, promises, resolutions, friends.............all kinds of stuff.
I have sent all of the above to Never Again Island, but always seemed to put my return address on it, and sure enough, it all came back.
THIS time, I am not using any return address labels!
I shipped cigarettes over there, no return address.
I shipped bigger clothes over there, no return address.
I shipped alcohol over there a long, long time ago, no return address, and it has never returned.
I shipped poor choices in PEOPLE over there, no return address.
I gave up even thinking about sending chocolate over there again. I am not going to do that any more. Send the chocolate, I mean! I will keep the chocolate and continue to eat it wisely. (I am learning how to do that quite successfully, except for those damned Oreo cookies!)
I have considered sending the Oreos over, too, but so far haven't found the courage.
I set GOALS now, not resolutions.
The resolutions package was sent quite a long time ago, with no return label. WHY? you might be asking.
Simple. I never made a resolution that I ever kept. So by not making any more of them, I save on a butt load of shipping costs.
We all know what those shipping costs are. The "Oh crap! I did it again!" and "I thought you QUIT that (Ms. Smarmy!)"? and the other one "I'll do it later".
All too costly.
Now goals. Goals are a different story completely. I personally do not put dates on my goals. That seems like a resolution carved in iron to me.
I keep my goals in a "free form". I am very careful about what goals I set for myself. I am old enough now to know to keep things within reason and within ability. I am no Spring Chicken, ya know!
Another thing about getting older is that I have gotten wiser about who my friends are. I don't invite those who become mill stones around my neck to enter my world. If someone doesn't like me, I don't worry about it, because chances are, I don't like THEM either!
Sad sacks are OUT!! so are the "Snot and Snivelers". Blamers are bummers.
I have also learned that it is not my fault as to whom I am related to. I have some real crack pot relatives, let me tell you! I stay away from them, too. This thing about blood being thicker than water can be tossed out by the best of us. I don't choose to play well with some others. In fact, I don't choose to play with them at all.
I don't have much else to report, except that Spark has changed my life. And now I have to get my shoes on and hit the road so I can change the scale reading.