Beware of Grasshoppers

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Yesterday I was not feeling all that well as a cold has ravaged through our home. I did manage to get out and walk around the lake with the dogs, that felt good. By the time evening was at hand, my head was stuffed and a running like a faucet. Last night I slept down stairs to avoid contaminating others as the contagious period was still present. This morning, I experienced no real relief of symptoms with sparse sleep through the night. I still managed to walk the dogs over to the vet and keep the day moving. Activities will increase this afternoon as I mow the grass and continue with household chores.

Why do I bring this situation up in a blog, pity and always me? This type of non-adulation activity does not become me. Rather, I bring it up as we approach the mid-point of the third week for the 2010 Fall 5% challenge. If I cannot find the determination to continue, I will surely fail. Failure is not an option. My life and lifestyle are too important to me for give-up. Will I slow down? Yes I will, but only a bit to catch my breath and heal. I can say reading my commitment sheet helped again. The power of the written word exceeds all others.

Stay prepared this autumn for winter is coming. Do not be the ant that gets eaten by the grasshopper. If the grasshopper played all summer, do not let it in to scold it, for it will surely take you and eat your preparations for winter dinners. (Yes, I admit this is a slightly different take on the grasshopper and the ant. But, would you disagree?) Rather, continue with your winter preparations and enjoy the cooler weather with all your vigor and vim. All too soon, the daylight hours will fade and longer periods of darkness will tempt you to forgo exercise, healthy eating, and spiritual wholeness.

Remember, I am doing this focused change for me, for a better me, for my sake. Whom are you doing this change? If your answer is anybody but yourself, you had better look in the mirror again and refocus the question.

All my life I have lost weight for “somebody else” or some special occasion. Well, is today special? You had better believe it is; for it is the only one I have. Well, am I special? Yes, not only am I special, I am unique. There is only one me; and I had better take good care of myself.

Be at Peace
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    you are so right. i found that blogging about my goals this week has really kept me motivated to meet them. writing goals helps. hope you are feeling better.
    3457 days ago
    Great Blog and so very true. We are each individual and there is only one of us and I am so worth taking care of.
    3457 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for sharing your thoughts - it was what I needed to read today. I am doing this for me, and no on else, and sometimes I need to remind myself that I am most definitely worth it. Thanks!
    3458 days ago
  • HICIM705
    Great blog!

    We have the 'cold thing' running around in our house as well. I actually came home early from work on Monday and stayed home yesterday and today. Hubby got sick, too. DD started this all when she got sick last week ... just hope that she doesn't get it back.

    Take care of yourself - for you ... I have not been as good about exercising as you ... these last few days, I have rested - I needed it ... but will get back to it tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing.
    3458 days ago
    Great blog! I'm doing it for ME also. Hope you're soon over your cold and back on track.

    3458 days ago
    Said it right Doing it for you is the best Do hope you feel better Colds can certainly get us down emoticon
    3459 days ago
  • SPARKIE1964
    Amen my friend...Doing it for ME...Committed 100% even thought it's so darn hard...
    3459 days ago
  • BETRME100
    Great blog...and yes, I'm doing this for me!!
    3459 days ago
  • MIPPY265
    Awesome blog. Hope you feel better and you are special. And we only have the gift of one day at a time so we need to make the most of it. Thanks for reminding us. How we spend our time is our own decision, we should chose to use it wisely.
    3459 days ago
    You are right today is special. I hope you are feeling better soon and that your family is immune.
    3459 days ago
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    Sweetie, you said it all in nut shell, you are the best and you have to do you

    You go emoticon
    3459 days ago
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