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The Stability Factor

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I haven't blogged in awhile and wasn't quite sure when I would again. Many thoughts sweep thru my head, but I have dismissed them in lieu of action as opposed to thinking. I have been using my weight watcher tracker for my spaces and routines and set a game plan that I am truly sticking too. I have noticed that sometimes when I think too much...I sabotage my efforts with thoughts of compromise.

YET...tonight a dear friend challenged a group of us to write a blog on STABILITY. I cannot pass on that kind of challenge......the one where you must think! I read hers already....so I guess I cheated a tad. Steph's was on the unstable economy and emotions that lead her to indulge and how she combats those times.



When I first read about stability...the first word that entered my mind was PRIORITIES. I do posses a high level of PRINCIPLES, but PRIORITIES is something I am trying to work on in this UNSTABLE time period in not only the WORLD, but in my life.

THe other day, I had a frank conversation with my mother. I came out and asked her how she did it back then when we were young. We always had healthy food and snacks. Treats....were treated as a rarity....a special occasion and not a daily occurrence. I have to be honest......healthy foods are expensive and time consuming compared to ...the grab and go.

She thought for the longest time........and told me that she had no choice. Food money was a budget just like bills. She poured over the store's specials in the paper and prepared her grocery list prior to going. There was rarely money left over for the treats. What was more important to her was that we had the food groups and did not go hungry. It was a challenge, but her priorities were just that PERIOD.

This past week......I did what she did. It was not fun. It was HARD. I also took it one step further and weighed and measured all my portions. I only did that because that was our homework assignment from weight watchers this week.

Today I went to weight watchers......and lost .........drum roll.......TWO POINT FIVE POUNDS. emoticon emoticon

It was a victory in more ways than one. Yes..the scale was my friend, but it was a friend in the sense that I needed to see that today. I did. It reaffirmed the path I know I should be on and I am always fighting NOT to go off the beaten path I am so accustomed too.

The world...my world is unstable......but.......like holding onto my principles in times of duress is not enough....setting priorities in order for me to succeed........makes my life more stable.....perhaps just mentally, but , sometimes that is all one needs till the rest balances out.


THANKS STEPH!
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VEGEFARMER 2/23/2013 2:29PM

    Wahoo Mary, great blog........... Great weight loss............ Great attitude.
I am so glad that it is affirming what you need to do to get to your destination and so glad that you had that talk with your mother to get you back on track
Hugs

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GEORGE815 2/22/2013 5:30PM

    Aloha!

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LIGHTONMYFEET7 2/22/2013 10:49AM

    Mary - thank you !!! Love it..and I too can learn from this!!!

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HEARTOFCHRIST 2/22/2013 7:02AM

    I need to do the same but it is so much easier and usually cheaper to buy the easy to prepare stuff...the stuff full of sodium and preservatives. Sigh...

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JHOPPER 2/21/2013 11:01PM

    I'm still "thinking" - need to ponder a bit more on the subject, but really liked your blog Mary!!

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PEGGYO 2/21/2013 9:31PM

    Great minds think alike. I am weighing and measuring everything once again because I know I got sloppy and it is probably the reason I am just maining and not losing

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JOYOUS1917 2/21/2013 9:15PM

    Yup, We 'thinkers' can really get ourselves into a jam. I find I have to zero out the thoughts and run out the door....otherwise I will talk myself out of what I should be doing. After i get going I'm never sorry I did. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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