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It's The Process, Baby

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

" ... Begin making choices based on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than how you think an ideal life should look. It's the process of feeling our way toward happiness, not the realization of some Platonic ideal that creates our best lives."

~ Escape Your Rat Race,
The Martha Beck Collection, Essays for Creating Your Right Life Volume 1

Of course - it's no surprise that I emoticon Martha Beck. I subscribe to a daily quote from her and often feel like I need to share it. Most of the time on Facebook but today's message seemed to fit so well with the SparkPeople theme.

Think about a weight number. Now - think about the direction from which you are approaching that number. 175 lbs feels fantastic if I'm coming down from 185. It's horrifying if I'm climbing up from 165 lbs. We are mobile souls - always going somewhere. And if we're going where we want to go - or even just where we think we want to go - we're going to feel half the pleasure of it before we even get there. Cool, huh?

An update on the Life-0-Bess - I FOUND my misplaced ActiveLink monitor. It had been missing since Friday morning and though I KNEW it was in the house, I also remembered thinking that the last time I held it I'd thought "don't put this here - you'll never find it again" and then, of course, put it there. It was awful going around without my lucky talisman. LOL. Not that it's not also a useful tool.

I really was in a quandary about replacing it - partly because it would mean starting the whole activation process all over again, but partly because I knew it was in the house, just in a stupid place. I chose to wait a bit and go through the weekly routines, which have been off kilter due to travel and weddings and sure enough - there it was - in the basket of clean laundry I brought in from the clothesline Thursday night. Glad I didn't spend the $ and start all over again. Glad too, that my weigh-in showed I was still the same weight as 2 weeks ago - and still within goal range.

That left a smile on my face that lasted the rest of the day. And here we are now, Hump Day. Have a good one.
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