The Simple Diet Journal #2 -- Destiny

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

At the Orchid Show on Sunday

" . . . weight loss failure does not have to be your destiny"
from The Simple Diet, page xii

Amen to that!

As I begin Month 2 on the Simple Diet, I am glad to be reminded that
success is possible, regardless of the past.

I am also glad to remind myself about this, because I don't want to let the worry of "what ifs?" creep in -- as in "What if I can't keep this up?" and "What if my long-term vision for weight loss doesn't happen?"

Failure can be so disheartening.
Destiny promises more.
Failure can be painful.
Destiny beckons with hope.

But failure can also be, if I let it, a source of hard-earned wisdom. A stepping stone to greater discernment and insight. Even learning how I fail can help me in being better at how I succeed.

So, today, as I step out fully into Week 5 -- I want to remind myself that -- for my health, for my body, for my spirit, for my heart, for my home -- my destiny can become my realities. I want to remind myself that the "what ifs?" don't have to lead to failure, but can lead to better ways to respond -- in my thoughts, in my prayers, in my actions.

For too long, it has seemed easier to build up others to live out their dreams. And I don't know why this moment in life is different, but it's just time to make sure that I'm building myself up (not in a proud way, you know what I mean). And, just as I have cheered on my boys at endless numbers of soccer games -- through wins and losses -- it's time to hear and give cheers to myself, because "failure does not have to become my destiny."

Peace, Health, and Living Life Fully No Matter What . . .
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    Wow -- thanks, everybody! That is so sweet of you all. I hear your cheers!!! And, I want you to know that I will be cheering for you, too.

    Throwing my "what ifs" to the wind . . . Hello, Destiny!
    2641 days ago
    You can do it, you can. The book has been great and your words are inspirational for not only yourself but others. Add me to the cheerleadimg squad.

    2641 days ago

    I will be your lead cheerleader. You are doing great.
    2641 days ago
    Hip Hip Hurray! (some extra cheering from the sidelines!) emoticon
    2641 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/29/2012 8:57:47 PM
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