Went to the dentist today for my 6 month cleaning.
Result: she said there was a "huge difference", and there was hardly any calculus to scrape off. Yay!!
I told her I had not had any sugar or flour for the last 4 months, and mainly used stevia and xylitol now. She confirmed that xylitol is great for the teeth.
Today I was thinking about HOPE...how it's powerful. Sometimes when it gets hard and I'm tempted to quit, hope is the only reason I continue.
I don't know where it came from, but I made a CHOICE when I first started this journey at 460 lbs, to NEVER QUIT...no matter what. Maybe it was all "positive talk" in the beginnging, but somewhere along the line, early on, it took root. I planted the seed of the idea, watered it every day by repetition, and somehow it grew!
Been tempted to quit many times...deaths, illnesses, heartaches, frustrations, disappointments, all the stuff of life......but I never quit.....almost, sure.....but not quite.
I think it's because I clung to HOPE...
Hope that I would someday get my health back...
Hope that THIS would be the time it would work...
Hope it was not too late for me...
Hope that God had not given up on me, so I would not give up either...
And that hope has finally grown into BELIEF...I WILL make it this time.
The moral of the story is: NEVER QUIT
Be stubborn about it...be determined...be feisty...let NO ONE take it from you...do not accept NO for an answer. Cry, scream, holler, beg or shout if you have to.....but never quit!
From Dr Phil's book :..."Get up each morning, look at yourself in the mirror, and see yourself...as the someone you will become, a person with a greater level of dignity and worth who, for probably the first time ever, is finally going to succeed--for a lifetime."
My verse for today: "...struggling with all His energy, which so powerfully works in me."
My quote for today: "We all have a choice. Every day, in every thing." --Cindy Broaddus
Enjoy the Journey...see the little victories along the way.