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Pushing the re-start button ( a note to :Mi Selph)


Friday, September 23, 2011

I have NOT been good to Mi Selph lately. I have been saying bad things and feeding bad things to Mi Selph. What a horrible thing to do to someone!Mi Selph and I worked so hard to loose 47 lbs. then I got bored, or tired or angry. Frustrated. Who knows, but I started taking it out on Mi Selph. Poor abused thing. She needs love, support and kindess. Not mean selfish misdirected anger.

Slowly slowly, bit by bit, the weight has been creeping back on. I have been looking at how far Mi Selph has to go - not how far she has come. I lost sight of the goals I Mi Selph had set. I was feeling lack this was a hopeless task and Mi Selph would never get where she was going.

So, today, right now, I am pushing the restart button on my relationship with Mi Selph. I am reminding her that she is a warm, loving, kind and funny person. She is worth all the effort I have to make to help her be healthy. She deserves the best fruit and vegies the market has to offer. She deserves to have pre boned and skinned chicken breasts. She deserves to have time with her lady friends.

Yesterday was the introduction meeting to a new wellness program at work. Since one of the huge let downs for Mi Selph last year was NOT winning ; I am reminding Mi Selph that this year it is about helping everybody else be successful. Take care of Mi Selph and not worry about the contest, just worry about making sure my coworkers find humor and joy in their journey. Her greatest strength is her compassion and giving spirit. (It helps that one of the co workers was impressed that Mi Selph had kept the weight off - still - a year later. She did not notice that Mi Selph had gained 6 lbs!)

I told myself that she needs to be proud that she is still here, sparking away. Good for you! You did not give up. So, you've had a set back. SO WHAT!!!!! This is not a race. There is no prize here for losing the most the fastest. The prize is going to be continued good health and energy. For Mi Selph.

Think about the "Slowest Loser" guy. He was not in a big 'ole hurry. Selph, selph, selph, it does not matter that you fell off the path for awhile. Drag your bruised, scratched and tired backside back on up there and get moving. Take the lessons you've learned and make them assets.

Mi Selph, I love you, you make me laugh. I've been told that you are a warm, loving and giving person. Build on that. Gain strength from that.

And back away from that Cheesecake!
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JMARIES51 9/23/2011 12:36PM

    Great blog, and great way to look at the future for Mi Selph, Ur Selph, and R Selphs! We all have that time of falling down, moving backwards, and kicking R Selphs in the proverbial butt. Most important to is get back up and dust Ur Selph off, and get back on the journey you want to be on.

Lately this has been what I have been thinking about a lot. I am trying to be proactive in my plan now and not be so rigid to think that I won't fall down once in awhile. It is just more important to get back up.

So hooray for YOU and Ur Selph for being here and ready to get going again. And lots of hugs and love to all R Selphs.



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MUSTANG_SALLY2 9/23/2011 11:35AM

    Oh I loved your blog! I have a friend named, Mi Selph and she is abused too. I have to start treating her better. I'm working on that.

So is the new wellness program at work some kind of competition with a prize? Some of the girls did that here at work awhile back but luckily I didn't participate. The girl who won was motivated by the cash prize and she dieted hard and won it. Good for her. Last time I saw her (she's left the company) she had gained it back and then some. I think that's what I'd do in a competition setting.

I want to live at a healthy weight and enjoy life. Not diet for awhile and then go off. I have to stay focused on where I want to be. That's the hard part.

Good for you for taking care of yourself. Yeah, 6 lbs is a pain but hey, you'll lose that faster than 60 lbs. Keep up the great work. I'm proud of you!

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TMAX925 9/23/2011 11:33AM

  How cute! I like the Mi Selph references.

I had a similar bump in the road earlier this year... but instead of taking control over the situation like you are, I regained everything I lost (40 lbs). I'm hoping that Spark makes the difference this time around.

I hope that you and Ur Selph emoticon continue doing great!

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