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10/2019 Update What's Normal Anyways?

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Doesn't it seem like the normal life is not really normal after all? Huh? What I mean is EVERYONE has road bumps, hiccups, rain showers, mini-rollercoasters. Anyone who portrays otherwise either is not being real with themselves or they are very rare, which means in essence you and I are the norm and we need to accept it and roll with it. Focus on my goals and who I need to be, not what I think I should be.

I want perfection - across the board! I want to laugh all the time! I want there to be peace and no more pain!

Yes, though I want that, I will never win a beauty contest, but I can be my own beautiful, my own happy, my own thankful by recognizing that we live in a fallen broken world and for the moment, we must be willing to get up each day with an attitude of starting over and accepting whatever comes our way. Yesterday is done, good or bad, it doesn't count towards today. Make the most of today and press on. For me, to glorify God, I have to be very intentional about this.

I love the SP setback plan, knowing how to get back up when you fall. You and I will fall and that's ok. It's when we are striving for something that is not real, that we become discouraged and we give up.

I have learned to be consistent in my goals and the scale has started moving downward again despite a very stubborn thyroid, but I also find that if I do not stick to my routine and be intentional, it's very easy to slip off the side. I don't always "feel" like getting back up and oh you and I know, it's much safer and more comfortable for the moment, to just sit on the sidelines..... until we realize by not getting back up, we've let ourselves down, we've lost some ground and oh if you do not get up you will be run over. So shake it off, join me as I have had a great run this year, but having to shake it off yet again and get back into routine.

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    so, I slipped up and gained three pounds this week. And I have the goal of losing 5% by the 30th of November. I lost two pounds last week. I know its about keeping after the prize yet I get so needy and think I have to have something because everyone else wants it, or I have enough to do with all my chores that I don't make time for formal exercise. I really am like two people in my body, one that is disciplined and makes plans and goes down the list checking them off and another that listens to the world and gets off the path and has such a hard time getting back on. so, prayers please. At least I still have almost daily prayers and bible study to keep me at least thinking about Godly things every day. This journey will be filled with bumps like you said and I hope to get over each one with minimal cracks or bruises. Lol. emoticon
    29 days ago
    I love your thought - I can be my own beautiful. I am going to keep that in my motivation board.
    29 days ago
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