Friday, October 16, 2009

DAY 68 Ducks & Rainbows


Good Evening Journal,
The other day while searching for a quote I stumbled across this one from Nido Qubein:
"Some people wait 
for the future to happen. 
Others create their futures."
It was at the beginning of an article on his website. I enjoyed the article very much (here) and decided to check out this guy. What an interesting man!
Like all motivational speakers with a website, he has books and cd's for sale. But one thing I have noticed about the best is that they are also generous...and he didn't disappoint. He has quite a few free articles on self-improvement, no strings attached...you don't even have to "register". 
What does this have to do with weight loss? Everything! I didn't get to be 460 pounds by having all my ducks in a row.

I needed to learn some things...grow as a person...be willing to go through the "uncomfortableness" of change. And make no mistake, change IS uncomfortable at times. But it is worth it. 

It is worth it to trade in the shame and pain of being "huge"...

It is worth it to eliminate--or at least, greatly improve--medical problems...
It is worth it to get that silly grin on your face when you conquer a thing that had YOU conquered for years...like eating second helpings even though not still hungry...
It is worth it to get HOPE back and to discover that you actually believe your own hype this time...that you ARE going to make it...
It is worth it to find yourself dreaming of what it will be like to do things you have not been physically able to do...like travel to meet friends...to go to conferences...to attend openings and events...to go hiking...heck, just to sit in a regular chair without wondering if it will be wide enough or if you will bust it!!
If the price I have to pay is to feel uncomfortable in order to have my dreams come true...isn't that a good trade-off??! Isn't that worth it??!
The pain is temporary...but the pay-off--the New Me--will be for a lifetime. Our dreams really can come true.

(Connie Talbot singing Over The Rainbow)


From Dr Phil's book: "Impulse moments are critical for you to manage...you need a real strategy worked out in advance."

My verse for today: " Taste and see that the Lord is good."

My quote for today: "The dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price."--Vince Lombardi

Enjoy the Journey,

Loretta
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5 comments:

Nancy said...

I read that article, he has some good ideas that guy. I will have to make a mission statement for sure. Maybe "I WILL WEIGH 160 by March 2009"
thats roughly 6 pounds a month....very do able. Then why does it feel so very un-doable.

Rettakat said...

Probably, Nancy, it feels un-doable to you for the same reason it feels that way to me WHEN I focus too much on my past history of slow weight loss. Then I get doubtful...instead I have to focus on the New History I am creating now, with each new and healthy choice. It helps, it really does! Each little success gives me more confidence, and fortifies that New History I am creating.

You can do this...we can do this,
Loretta

Georgia Mist said...

I love your blog. It awlways inspires and motivates me!

CinciMom11 said...

If attitude were a tangible thing, I would want to buy some of yours.

Rettakat said...

GEORGIA MIST: Why, thank you...and I'm glad it helps you. :-)

CINCIMOM11: That's funny! And if I could bottle it, I would get rich... plus on the hard days, I would take a swig of my own brew...LOL!

Loretta
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