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And Where Does the Power Come From?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I woke up with this quote from Chariots of Fire in my head today. For Eric Liddell, he was speaking to the spiritual source of power in his life that helped him run with a purpose. An Olympic athlete with goals bigger than crossing a finish line on earth.

For me, the question was very much earthly bound today -- totally connected with the here and now and my finish line being 50lbs lost.

So far, I've lost 11lbs. I guess I could write it like this: I've lost 11lbs so far!!!!!!!!!!! Or . . . .11lbs . . . gone, gone, gone!!!!!!!! How about . . . .Good-bye to 11lbs!!!!!!

The joy of seeing the scale show a smaller number is an actual full-force emotion, and while it's not the only factor I count anymore for my sense of well-being -- there's still joy.

Today's 2lb loss was particularly sweet because I had a waiting period. Week one of The Simple Diet, I lost 9lbs -- fantastic! Then in the next 2 weeks -- 2 long weeks of staying on plan and walking at least 2 miles every day -- nada. Now, finally, here in week 4 -- down 2 more!

Staying focused after a big loss followed by nothing requires, well, focus . . .and also determination, which I find gets fueled through reading -- lots of stories from other's journeys as well as the book by Dr. Andersen titled The Simple Diet. It also gets fueled by positive self-talk, accepting, embracing, living out the fullness of power that is within me to accomplish goals both big and small.

There can be a mystery about our source of strength as we walk, bike, run, and eat less. But, there is also a reality that is as simple as a simple diet -- and I am so grateful for that, not only for weight loss but for all aspects of life as well.

Here's to Peace, Health, and Living Life Fully No Matter What. . .
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