Saturday, October 30, 2010

DAY 443 A Dream & Embracing Consistency

Hi Journal & Friends,

Yesterday I had a dream... a DISTURBING dream. 

In it, I was looking in the mirror, examining my face. It was all puffy... bigger... fatter! When I woke up, I looked in the mirror, because it had felt so real. And I had felt confused, scared, upset, and discouraged in the dream, and it lingered after I awoke.

The last couple of days I've been feeling like I was JUST getting a handle on things again... regaining focus. Starting to exercise again, and trying to regain momentum. 

I finally decided to stop waiting until Jim went back to work to follow my routines... to stop using the disruption of my schedule and routines as an excuse. 

And then I have this dream! :-O

 Sean, at a Daily Diary of A Winning Loser,  wrote something recently that has stuck with me for days:

"We must embrace consistency... defend it from your emotions and circumstances at every turn."

Shortly before I read that post by Sean, I had decided that for my 2011 Theme pic I was only going to have one word on it: Consistency.

And my struggles recently have proved to me that I STILL have a long ways to go in that department. So I am defending my journey... defending against even my OWN squirrelly emotions.

One thing that I can say that I am feeling GOOD about again is exercise. I'm not up to the level I was before, but I plan to get there soon. My hand is healing nicely, and not holding me back. Here's a pic of my battle scars. ;-) I get the stitches out this coming Thursday... yay!

(Isn't Vevie gettin big?!)

From Dr Phil's book: "Evaluate each and every option in your life against the priorities of your goals."

My verse for today: This is the Lord, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation."

My quote for today: "He who moves not forward, goes backward." --Goethe

Enjoy the Journey,



Anne H said...

The dream - sounds like a scene from the movie "Vanilla Sky"
Taking pain meds - they do that, too!
Get well soon!
The staples look good - good job keeping them clean!

Rettakat said...

ANNE: One of my favorite quotes comes from the movie Vanilla Sky. David (Tom Cruise) says: "Every passing minute is a another chance to turn it all around."

We can get our inspiration from the oddest sources. :-)


Baby Stepping said...

Ouch, that hand looks painful. I'm glad it is healing!!


Joy said...

Get better soon. I had the same surgery both hands. Yikes! Feels great ~ no problems since.

Keep focused!

Genie @ Diet of 51 said...

In my years of w/l and w/g, I've had some bizarre dreams, too. Sorry that happened to you. Frightening due to the inability to control that part of our existance--not that we have total control when we are completely awake.

Don't let it haunt you and put one foot in front of the other away from it. You are such an optimistic person, you can do it!

Glad your hand is healing. Looks like a Halloween effect!

Patrick said...

I've been chattering a bit about consistency lately myself. It is something I need to improve and will work on in November; tomorrow's post has this thought in it's essence.

Hope that hand heals quick and fully, looks like a nasty place for such a wound.

Have a Great week!

MizFit said...

you poor things!! here's to a healing healthy week, Loretta.

MizFit said...

THING not thingS

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