Hi Journal & Friends,
I'm still thinking on Change, and the changes I am working to make in my Time and Priorities. And once again, I stumbled upon another aspect of myself that I'm not too thrilled with.
I know I am a detail person, and rather like the benefits of that... but, I can also be too perfectionistic. TOO detailed, if you will. I need to lighten up on that, when it comes to my daily posting.
From the start, I wrote my blog to help me stay focused on a daily basis. That's why I made that commitment, between me and God, to post daily. But I also wanted it to be a place of encouragement and hope for others. I mean, if I can do it, at my age and size, and after all my past failed attempts, then ANYBODY could do it! And I wanted to pass on that hope.
I got into the habit of trying to make most posts "complete". When I talked about the principles that helped me, especially in the beginning months, I tried to make each one a complete thought on the subject, in a way that I hoped would give someone a "tool" that they could take away and use... that would help them on their own journey. I didn't want to just post an account of my boring days. Trust me, my life is not all that exciting... at least not yet! ;-)
I don't know... I suppose it's the teacher in me coming out. I've taught in the past, have organized lessons, and once the art curriculum for a whole semester at a small private school. But, I need to stop thinking that way... to just relax and be more "casual".
If anyone is still in the earlier stages of their own journey, and is still looking for tools and methods, they could always go back into the archives and read from the first few months... it's all there, all the basics that launched me on this leg of my journey. After that, it's just tweaking it as I went.
Then again... part of me says "Who do you think you are, telling anyone how to do anything??" There are so many successful weight loss bloggers out there, and they are farther along than I am!
Anyway, that's the new emphasis here. I need to let go of my pride, and stop thinking each post has to be "all that", LOL! And I need to Embrace Change.
But I can't help it, I just gotta include pictures!
From Dr Phil's book: "That's your priority. You must hold yourself to a higher standard now. You cannot be wishy washy."
My verse for today: "My God is my Rock, in whom I take refuge."
My quote for today: "Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else." --Judy Garland
Enjoy the Journey,