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Rosh Hashanah and BLC 20

Monday, September 17, 2012

Now you may be asking yourself how these two things inter relate, let me tell you...... Rosh Hashanah is a time for reflection. So the sermon last night given by our Rabbi was about how many of us use "If only" for many things. So for the blc this is "if only I followed the meal plan I set, I would lose weight." or "if only my husband didn't bring that bad food into our house, I wouldn't be tempted." Instead, he suggests we use, "what if" statements. So I am going to try to use "what if" statements instead of "if only" statements. I need to stop blaming others for my failures.

What if I drink more water daily?
What if I exercise daily?
What if I plan menus so I know what to eat?

These are the ideas I plan on working on.

On a personal level, I plan on working on keeping up on grading for school. Yelling less at the kids. And making sure the kids keep doing their homework. Helping Jacob improve his grades since right now he has 3 fails.

I also will try to be more positive and be grateful for what I have.

Today, I am grateful that my kids enjoy going to services and don't fight about going.
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  • KITT52
    good way to look for the positive...thanks for sharing
    2751 days ago
    One of my favorite lines from the Biggest Loser was when a woman said to her mom "What if I can't do it?" and her mom said "WHAT IF YOU CAN?" emoticon
    2752 days ago
    Happy New Year to you! Your post was wonderful and made me really think about things I'm doing! Thanks!
    2753 days ago
    May we have a good year!
    2753 days ago
    it's funny..... our Rabbi's sermon was about having to do the hard work to be where we wanted to be - that it can't be done by skipping steps... and I took that as an inspiration too. Slow and steady and consistant good choices.
    Shana Tova! May this new year be sweet with successes in all your endevours!
    2753 days ago
    I will have to remember the "what if" instead of "if only"....good idea!
    2753 days ago
    What if. Thanks for sharing, I think the right frame of mind plays a large role in weight loss. Great food for thought.
    2753 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/17/2012 10:58:32 PM
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