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Golden Rule Days.....


Friday, August 29, 2014

Even though I love Summer, I truly enjoy FALL. The crisp air I find exhilarating as I take stock over the Summer's Harvest.

This Summer has not been my favorite to be frank. After a long harsh winter, we were cheated out of a nice hot summer. Now....Fall is truly around the corner as thoughts lay ahead to school days.....golden rule days. Alas, my school days are in my past, but I still feel reminiscent all the same. I happened to LOVED school......preferably my college time.

Many families are grateful to get back to a NORMAL routine in their household. My routine never changes from season to season. I don't have children....I work....come home...and start over the next day. So I cannot blame a lack of ROUTINE as far as eating healthy and losing weight are concern. Yet...there is something in the air about FALL....as opposed....to...New Year's Day and those resolutions in losing weight......that makes me feel.....AWARE.

In a recent weight watcher meeting, the leader passed out a card with a saying. The saying was either a short sentence....or one word. On the front of the card, was a small picture. Mine was a butterfly and inside the card.....was the statement....."it is too early to quit."

I was stunned.....I was almost speechless. I turned to my friend Kay in disbelief and told her I got a butterfly. She wanted to know if I wanted to trade for she had a dragonfly. I could barely form my words for my mind.....my mind was truly in a flutter.

Alice LOVED butterflies. My best friend who passed away just three weeks prior....loved butterflies. She did. She was always sending me stickers of butterflies to decorate my food tracker. emoticon

It is too early to quit.


Well.....the day Alice and I were to start FRESH together...was August 3rd.......and that afternoon......I received a call that she had passed away that am.


I have not done well since she has passed away. I have tried....I really have....but...bottomline.....I haven't. I have wanted to QUIT weight watchers. I have felt like I have let down my friend by NOT continuing forward on our FRESH START DAY.
She was truly done now...and here I am......floundering.....lost..
....

IT IS TOO EARLY TO QUIT....and mine was a emoticon

Kay later told me that hers startled her as well. The dragonfly did not...but inside her card....was the word ....TRUST. She confided in me...that she has an issue with TRUST.....trusting in herself that she is STRONG enough to succeed...and continue to do well.


IT IS TOO EARLY TO QUIT.


How not to quit?


That has been on my mind ever since.......and....with Fall around the corner...and school about to begin once again.....a new year...a new start...... new opportunities........

and I realized......


GOLDEN RULE DAYS.....

Weight watchers is like SCHOOL.....and I can have FUN with it. Oh...not saying school is fun.....but....I sure can make it so! Fun....and yes....work.......work...that I am not only WILLING TO DO....but....the homework to get me the grade......I need to pass.

The syllabus would be the materials provided by weight watchers of course.

The professors would be the leaders....

My tracker the notebook.....and color pens and stickers to apply to highlight my strengths and areas to work on.

Phys Ed....recess....fitness would be my active link.

I guess my report card would be my weigh in booklet.


How to be a successful student? I don't want to be a toddler that stomps his foot in defiance and say NO...I don't want too......and I don't want to be a teenager that says...I DON'T HAVE TOO.

HOMEWORK......and be reasonable with my tasks.

Night times are the perfect way to complete my SCHOOLWORK. Night time was when I have always talked with Alice...and now.....I have just been......loss...that void is HUGE and I am like the walking dead staring off into space and half heartily finding mindless things to occupy my time before I go to bed. SO....HOMEWORK will be completed in the evenings. I shall prep.....prepare...pack my meals for the next day....and KNOW what i am going to have for dinner the next night instead of WINGING IT. Homework also includes...following what the weekly suggests...even IF I have no desire to do so. My weekly TERM paper shall be to tentatively plan out my week ahead.

As far as PHSY ED is concern......my goal is to do the 30 continuous minutes 5 times per week. The active link site has the check boxes it fills when I complete this goal. That has always been my goal......and then...I work on getting to my base line. Depending on the day....I then strive to go beyond my baseline. The active link does a wonderful job in teaching...showing.....encoura
ging you to always improve in activity. I won't take that for granted now.....but lieu of that.....relish the improvements I have been obtaining...earning.

I like this plan. I like the comparison of the golden rule days....for mine....were.....pleasant....a
nd my incorporating these principles.......I feel......more in control.....more.......likely to ....earn my grade and not become a drop out.

I still need to come to peace that I feel like I have not held up my end of the promise Alice and I made to start fresh together on August 3rd. We made a vow...and ...I have not kept my word. The butterfly...and the words.....IT IS TOO EARLY TO QUIT. They echo in my head....and.....logically.....
I know.....in my heart...Alice would not think less of me ..that I did not go forth August 3rd. YET...she is always there.....in little ways...

Golden rule days....

I feel that my master's shall be the goal key......my doctrine ...the life time key........


I got a butterfly....and....

you see...it is too early to quit.











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PEGGYO 9/5/2014 11:20PM

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FUN2READ 8/30/2014 2:08PM

    Wonderful blog!!!

Fly like that butterfly and be at peace with your choices/decisions. Sometimes you will change course but still soar none the less......

Sounds like you got a good handle on how you want to progress from this day forward.

Remember - baby steps-one day at a time......

Message sent your way-you caught on. Feel blessed by an angel...... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOLDINGMYOWN 8/30/2014 11:37AM

    emoticon SIS! xxxx

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FLASUN 8/30/2014 6:31AM

    emoticon Blog Mary!!!!! It is so LIKE Alice to still keep slipping some way into your life!!! SHE know you and doesn't want you to give up!!! That emoticon is a sign!!! You put the "Golden Rule Days" into a wonderful blog and just emoticon ...........YOU are worth it!!!! emoticon

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HEARTOFCHRIST 8/29/2014 8:12PM

    Yea Mary! You always have the best words to say!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/29/2014 7:45PM

    emoticon Tears of joy for you, because that is your Alice telling you!!! SHE is telling you!

You know, my brother died in 1982. Afterwards I felt adrift @ sea too. It hurt. But then something odd happened. I began finding pennies. Random pennies. On the sidewalk, in parking lots, on stairs, everywhere. I put them in a jar. He always loved to read, so my thought was make it a point to start a fund to expand the local library. AND IT HAPPENED!!! Not without it's detours and problems, but it happened.

So listen to Alice! What a beautiful message.


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