Thursday, May 03, 2012
Several things have come together serendipitously that have encouraged me to start over.
Last Sunday our minister was speaking about making God the number one priority in our lives, and among other things, he said DO WHATEVER IT TAKES! I do want God to be the prevailing priority in my life, but the rule applies to all goal seeking.
Then I watched Steve Siebold’s video on STARTING OVER, which made me realize that my backsliding doesn’t mean I have to give up. There are times when it is necessary to start over; this is one of them!
Wednesday I read NEVERORNOW’s blog that she wrote on Friday, April 27, expressing her thoughts on the NEVER QUIT pledge that is going around SparkPeople. She said that before SP, she’d have quit and gone back to all her old habits and undone all the progress she has made. (She has lost 60 pounds!) I was on the verge of doing the same thing! (Again!) Like Karen, I have been inspired repeatedly by articles, blogs, challenges, and messages on SP. However, I have been away for such a long time, it was very tempting to throw in the towel … again. If I had, I know I would never have tried to lose weight again; I was standing on the edge of a cliff! If anyone reading this is discourage, I recommend her blog!
Notes to myself:
(1) STARTING OVER
> Put this on my SparkPage as my new beginning, using dates to track my progress as well as my struggles.
> Read THE SPARK again
> Follow the steps in THE SPARK (I’ve been working on [read “fiddling around with”] a vision board for more than a year!)
> Use more recipes from THE SPARKPEOPLE COOKBOOK. (Those I have used are delicious!)
(2) DO WHATEVER IT TAKES
> Get to bed early enough to get a good night’s sleep!
> Sign in to SP every day
> Be open and honest with my weigh-in. (Log it weekly, even if it is a gain.)
> Be open and honest with my food tracker. (Allow others to see it.)
(3) NEVER QUIT!
I am signing the pledge here and now AND I’m copying it and posting it on my fridge … or pantry!
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and
downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself,
To stop making excuses,
And stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best
Because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race
and to be a WINNER.
Signed – Barbara (Puglover1999) 5-3-12