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November Confessions

Friday, November 30, 2018

Okay, so now that all of the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and we have come to the end of November I can confess my sins. Sounds so negative and bad doesn't it? Only thing is, I was all set to do this "I'm such an imperfect person blog" and then with my morning reading and meditation that changed. Funny how that works.

So I will spare you the details of how I didn't exercise as much as I would've like to or how I may have eaten one or two more desserts then I had planned. Also, I failed at my attempt to blog and track throughout November as I had intended. I ended the month with a weight gain but I am still within my self-imposed parameters of my weight window.

Bottom line here is I am not perfect. Earth shattering news right? Holy cow the world is coming to an end!

Seriously though, I set my sights too high and I have so much going on that it was very likely right from the start that I would "fail" on the exercise, tracking and blogging front. And the eating? Well, that is always a battle but I have learned a long time ago that I can get back on the wagon any time I choose to. Eating an extra dessert doesn't have to spell disaster for the entire month or even the day.

So my morning reading and meditation ironically were concerning progress not perfection and negative self-talk. How timely. The message I got for today is one of positive affirmations vs negative; self-love vs self-scorn. Grace and forgiveness are easy to give others, today is the day to give it to myself. I need to be reminded once in a while of how far I have come and grown from the person that I was ten years ago when I started on this healthy journey in my life.

I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be. Progress not perfection. Key!
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  • BESSHAILE
    so true. I think, you are a true maintainer, when you're at the point where you just shrug and say "okay - time to cut back, make a change, do the workout". and then go on with it. I can remember in the dim dark past a time when I'd look at my body and hate it - but ...gosh ... it's been decades! Glad I don't live there anymore.

    Eh. not perfect - progressive.
    204 days ago
  • BCHARIE
    O, wow! Great, powerful message for everyone. I wish I had written it...LOL.
    204 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    Very true perspective progress not perfection
    206 days ago
  • INACAR
    Your blog is such a great read for me today. Others confirming my thoughts. Self-love for me has always been difficult, and it's time to embrace ourselves, faults and all. We can get there and enjoy our journey. God bless you as you move on to health.

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    206 days ago
  • CAFFINATEDPIGGY
    I love this perspective. Let’s not get hung up on our negatives, but focus on how far you have come. After a year of failing it’s good to have this reminder. Stay strong and keep moving forward 👍
    206 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Excellent!
    207 days ago
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