Hi there Journal & Friends,
Another Monday, another weigh in. Did you ever just want it to be over? To be done with it? To be at goal and get ON with life?? I feel that way sometimes. I'm not sure the root of that feeling... Impatience?? Boredom?? Frustration that it's taking so long??
All I can do is one day at a time. Actually, one choice at a time. To keep going, keep believing, keep dreaming.
Some days the connection to my dreams seems so... delicate. So... just out of reach. Like if I am not careful, it will evaporate.
On those days, like today, I choose to re-connect. To make the effort to bust out of the doldrums. To partake of positive platitudes... ha ha ha
And to remember that "feelings" are not in the drivers seat on this journey. Belief is... and Will, and Determination.
They lead, the feelings follow.
And when the feelings get out of line and get stubborn and childish, and refuse to follow, then I need to just choose to continue, to be consistent, regardless.
Feelings are great "indicators"... they offer information, and I appreciate that. But in my experience they are not always dependable. I can ask "what am I feeling?" when I want to chow down, and it helps me understand... to deal with it instead of eating it. But I don't give feelings a license to drive my car on this journey to health, because too often they steer me off into the ditch!!
I had another very good calorie week. I only went over my limit once, by 12 calories, because I am crummy at adding numbers in my head. So I am pleased with that part of it. I still need to improve on how I spend that calorie budget... choosing even more veggies and fruits.
My weigh in this morning was 355, for a gain of 2 pounds. I know I ate great and exercised, so I know this is temporary. But still... I have to CHOOSE not to let it bug me.
You see? I don't just write a bunch of theory and spout off stuff I have plagiarized off the internet. LOL! This is stuff I have to LIVE, every day. It really is stuff I believe in, and have to put to good use all the time.
One of the things I did this morning was listen to some nice music while I made MyGuys meals to take to work. This one song in particular, "Good to Me", lifted me up, and reminded me to stop grumbling. In light of all others are going through, I have nothing to complain about! It talks about God being my Rock, and my strength. I really liked it.
From Dr Phil's book: "No matter what happens, I'll stay the course. If I do what is required, I will succeed."
My verse for today: "Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise."
My quote for today: "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--tha's why we recommend it daily." --Zig Ziglar
Enjoy the Journey,