Today was going to be plain ol' Thankful Thursday.
I was going to properly think of things for which to be thankful... and there are quite a few, without even trying!
Hope. Hope that comes from experiencing progress in this journey. Hope to see more progress. And Hope for something I can't see yet, except in my heart and imagination... that I will make it ALL the way this time.
Pressure. Yes, I'm thankful for pressure! I've learned from Coach Dayne at Coach Your Mind to change my interpretation of Pressure. Now, it is the fuel in my rocket boosters that explodes with power, propelling me along to success!
It is that extra oomph I need to push myself to achieve a thing.
It is an opportunity to rise above my own mediocrity, and reach higher. To not settle for less than.
One of my all time favorite quotes is from motivational speaker Les Brown: "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."
Then I checked my email.
And was THRILLED to discover that my blog had been included in a list for an article titled: "50 Best Blogs for Beating Food Addiction." (HERE).
Then I started laughing. The joke was on me! It was sooo funny to me that NOW, at this time, when I was up to my eyeballs getting ready for this yard sale, I got picked! At a time when I'm trying to figure out how to "phone it in", to skate by, to give less than 100%. GOTCHA!!
This was just too funny. And... I am thankful to have been caught.
Because I am only halfway to my goal. I can't afford to give less than 100%. I can't afford to take it for granted, to coast. It is too easy to think I "deserve" a little break. I'm busy... it's hot... it's only for a few days... no one would know... after all, aren't we supposed to "live" life, not just write about it??
I'll call these thoughts what they are...excuses. It's too soon for me to go there. This is just too important to me... I NEED to keep my momentum up.
Time to get honest with myself! Getting so busy this week has interfered with my focus, and I didn't even count calories a couple of days. I'm just not ready for that... I am positive I ate too much! And that feels scary.
Well, the FEELINGS come and go... ebb and flow like the tide.
But my ACTIONS don't need to follow the feelings. Feelings aren't facts. Sometimes we just need to DO the healthy thing, make the right choices, and maybe later the feelings will come out to play.
So please forgive me for wanting to phone it in during the yard sale. I promise to try to do better than that.
I am Number 47 on that blog list. I hope you enjoy checking out the other bloggers there. Some of them looked fascinating!!
From Dr Phil's book: "Whatever the situation, you can choose your reaction. No matter what the circumstances, your interpretation of those events is of your own choosing."
My verse for today: "Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld."
My quote for today: "What I've found is that you can't make a half-hearted swipe at this and expect to be successful. You really need to throw yourself into what you're doing, commit to making big changes and do everything in your power to stick with them." Jack Sh*t
Enjoy the Journey,