Thanks to JeanKnee … I read the Spark article The Missing Link: Valuable Failures.
I have been having a hard time quieting my pity party diet mentality voice in my head … known as my evil twin … Elvira. Yes, I am doing tons, tons better now that I have more Armour thyroid in my system. No bingeing. None. Eating clean. Exercise … well, no. Yet I’m not just sitting on the couch all dang day any more.
BUT now Elvira’s voice is in my head … you leave for your vacation in less than two weeks … in shorts and a bathing suit. You are finally getting to go on a cruise … but you are going FAT coz you re-gained sooooooo much weight back. Awwwwwwww.
Coz I got rid of everything ... I mean everything that didn’t fit after losing 100+ pounds … I had to go purchase shorts and a bath suit for our trip. YUCK!!!
So, Elvira started whispering and now is screaming … you gotta lose 50 pounds in less than 2 weeks. Or at least … 25!!!!! Shorts … BATHING SUIT.
Not gonna happen. So, Elvira just shut up already.
Failure is Essential. Failure can have value in learning from your mistakes, making the necessary changes and moving forward … as painful as that might be.
I have learned from my mistakes/failures. Harsh restrictive dieting is not the answer. Honoring my feelings and my body … the slow and steady route … is what works. Striving for progress … NOT perfection. Susan Peirce Thompson Bright Lines says you don’t have to exercise to lose weight … YES, I do. Not torture but gentle moving my body DAILY.
PS … hubby went to the CPAP office Monday, asked for a Medium head frame for his mask thinking that would help with the abrasion to his face. He was given a Large.
I called everyone who has been involved in this process to find out how to get this corrected only to find out that DAY 1 he should have been given a Small head frame … check, that’s what he came home with Day 1.
BUT Day 1 he should have been given a Large mouth piece … due to his full beard and that’s what got his AHI under 1 during the sleep study. Nope!!! We were given a Small and that’s why we have been struggling with his AHI numbers AND his poor face has been mangled.
Five months later!!!! Arrrrrgh.
I had the sleep study center re-fax the original test results and product script to the supplier.
With me calm but assertively telling the supplier hubby’s sleep has been greatly affected by their multiple mistakes and a manic episode with a possible psychotic break could be in our near future because of them … I wanted all CORRECT product available to be picked up at NO cost to us … NOW.
Hubby made another 2-hour round trip visit to the supplier … never heard the words … “We are sooooooo sorry they have made multiple mistakes” … and came home with what we should have gotten 5 MONTHS ago. Oh, and they threw in the cushion sleeves for the mask I asked about DAY 1 that they said wouldn’t help with hubby’s mangled face.
Failure is NOT Essential for success. You can do the best thing … right thing … first.
Just … Change your mind … and the rest WILL follow.
OR follow the dang … directions.