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I want it all and I want it now

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My children tease me and have made that my theme song. And I have to admit it is true.
When I get something in my mind that I want I go for it. New gadget, book, music, food I set out to figure out how quickly I can obtain it. Yes I am somewhat compulsive. HOWEVER this does not work well with weight loss. NO KIDDING!!
Intellectually I know:
a) that this is a journey
b) it does not happen overnight
c) it will take work
d) you have to work at it daily
e) it is not easy
f) involves mental work
g) can be frustrating
etc etc etc
Emotionally I am not always able to deal with the above. OK the real truth is I don't WANT to deal with the above.
So in my moments of Zen I relax and work at being mindful. Asking God to grant me serenity and patience. Focus on the journey and quit looking for a quick fix.

On a professional note: I have been really really stressed at my job for the last month. The nature of what I do stress will always be around HOWEVER I do not have to have a tea party with my stressors. Yesterday on the Daily Challenge (Love that site) the stress tract assignment was about letting go of multitasking. One of my friends posted the message below and it will be my thing to read in addition to my daily prayer and meditation before I start my day...enjoy

Today is a new day! You start each morning with a full fuel tank of energy. That is with more physical & mental energy than the day & night before. Take note that as the day passes, "negatives will slowly drain" your tank. So you have to remember to start filling with positives first thing. You must keep doing things that self-boost YOU all through out the day into the night such as prayer, medita...tion, exercise, good eating, music, planning & doing fun things that make YOU feel good. Not just once! Sporadically all day & as much as you can. Otherwise, you might run out of physical & mental fuel! If you feel drained, stop & take 5 min or more to refuel the body & mind! And fuel before hand so you are ahead.

Make it a great day my friends!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SILLYHP1953 9/15/2011 2:49PM

    Yeah, I have a big problem with figuring out rewards for myself when I reach goals because I can't wait that long!!

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    Very good blog. Thanks for sharing your friend's words. She is so right, that negativity is an energy-drainer. Negative thoughts may come but we don't have to invite them in and make them our own.

One of the most frustrating things about dieting is that we want it now, thinking that this has a beginning and an end. If we slowly make this into a lifestyle change that we can embrace for a lifetime, it is less frustrating.
Have patience with yourself. If will happen if you keep doing healthy things day after day. Persistence always brings rewards. I have to remind myself of this more often!

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HOTRODSANDY 8/21/2011 9:18PM

    Loved your blog. It is way too easy to give to the point of "running on fumes".

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1LATTE4ME 8/21/2011 8:50PM

    Awesome blog! Thanks for posting.

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/21/2011 8:02PM

    Yup, I totally get it. I want to go full throttle all the time.

I love the idea of filling up on the positive. This could very well explain all of my sparking at work. Go figure...



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NEWAGAIN 8/21/2011 10:45AM

    I really enjoyed your Blog! Have a blessed day!

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    I so agree so sick of tracking, counting calories, and rolling out of bed to gym and 5.30am in the morning before work. emoticon

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KESTRIE 8/20/2011 9:46PM

    Thanks so much for the goodie from the other day :) I'm still busy with work -- setting up the store -- less than 2 weeks til we open -- busy busy!!

But I'll keep your blog in mind ;) Gotta slow down, clear my head. It will all be OK. For both of us! How have you been doing lately?

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SHAWNEDA 8/17/2011 11:18PM

    Thanks for sharing and keep sparking, you're doing well.

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KARENA228 8/16/2011 10:32PM

    Thank you Dimi for sharing..I sure saw signs of me in there.

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GOOZLEBEAR 8/14/2011 3:36PM

    Great blog and I can sure identify with it! Thanks for sharing with us!!!!

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VAMANOS 8/14/2011 10:20AM

    Dimi, in an effort to start the Fall Challenge out right, I was visiting the team page when I saw your blog post in the sidebar. Wow, was that a good decision on my part! I mentioned in my private message to you that I'm experiencing time challenges, and this is exactly the reason why. Because I want everything and want it now, I find it difficult to discipline myself not to start a new project as soon as it enters my mind. That results in always having what my husband characterizes as 900 projects going at once. Boom...instant stress, not to mention forgetfulness from distraction!

So thanks for coming along with this blog at exactly the right time to start my week off right!

PS, had to come back with a funny. DH just came in, all frustrated because he worked hard on the treadmill this week...17 miles! And GAINED 1 1/2 lbs. I told him, "Welcome to MY world." emoticon So I'm taking your list, will dress it up in a nice font and colors, and post it by the treadmill for him so he won't quit.

Comment edited on: 8/14/2011 10:48:27 AM

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JACQUIEANN1 8/13/2011 10:32PM

    oh boy do i know what you mean

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MIRRORBALLMOON 8/13/2011 10:18PM

    I can so relate! I want it all now, and when I don't get it I panic or think I'll never get it! Not just in weight loss but in life. Thanks for the wise words and continued support. It's so nice to know others are working through these issues too. It helps me remember to keep at it and NEVER GIVE UP!

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 8/13/2011 3:13PM

    Loved it, loved it, loved it! And so true. Great blog! Thanks for sharing.

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RONOSOF 8/13/2011 12:10PM

    excellent reminder, Thank you:)

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TERRIREDUX 8/13/2011 11:41AM

    yep. I'm with you on wanting everything NOW. Weight loss is the one thing I haven't been able to figure out how to get immediately - probably because there is NO WAY to get it immediately. It's tough to find the patience - the zen of weight loss - but that is my new lesson to learn...How to breathe and relax and allow life in its own time.

(check out my latest blog for my latest "want it now" accomplishment!)

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CATHYJR73 8/13/2011 11:33AM

    I agree that this is how I am too. I have to come to terms with this is an especially slow process for me with my thyroid issues, but it is doable and my doctor is pleased with my progress. Thank you for sharing and I love the mantra there too.

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MALEXANDER4 8/13/2011 10:59AM

    Im with you. I want it all and I want it now. I've been on vacation this week and during my morning walks i've had time to reflect on my journey and on myself. I see others taking the pills, yup they lose, but for how long. Will it all come back in no time, am I really learning the right way to stay healthy? I'm still pondering all of this, I want it but do I want to work for it? My answer for real is right now NO...but I know I must.

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