Monday, March 29, 2010

DAY 232 Like a Litter Box






Hi Journal & Friends,

Today, Dusty wants to share with you some Kitty Wisdom.



A weight loss journey is like a litter box because...

If you ignore what's under the surface too long, there are consequences to pay! 

...it will affect the users health
...you might think it's hidden but everyone else can smell it
...if you let it go too long, what's hidden underneath builds up to the surface and affects everything around it



A weight loss journey is like a litter box because...

You can allow "visitor" usage occasionally, but everyone really needs to have their own box, and take care of their own business.

...it takes work, and no one can do it for you
...you and you alone are ultimately responsible for the condition of your box, regardless of what others do or don't do



A weight loss journey is like a litter box because...

It doesn't matter how you "feel", the box needs tending EVERY day, consistently.

...sometimes we can skate by with bare daily maintenance
...other days we need to do some deep cleaning, sanitizing and get some fresh litter in there to perk things up



A weight loss journey is like a litter box because...

It helps to have nice tools, but if you can't afford them, that's no excuse.

...sure it's easier now that I have a strong ceramic scooper that doesn't bend or break on me; but the basic plastic tool will still get the job done; no excuses
...fancy schmancy deodorized litter is nice; but if I can't afford a membership to the Litter Club, that's no excuse; just throw in some baking soda and git er done



A weight loss journey is like a litter box because...

It will cost you to have one. But what would your life be like if you do NOT pay the price to have one when you need it??

...it might cost you time, money and hard work, but without one the rest of your life would be full of .... well, you know
...no one ever promised taking care of a litter box would be easy, but it will be worth it



So there you have it... Kitty Wisdom. Anyone think of any other ways that a litter box is like a weight loss journey??? Black Kitteh? Orange Kitteh? Patsy? Mary? Ruby? 



We won't ask Deb... she is a...ahem...dawg person.


Anyone else out there owned by a cat??


From Dr Phil's book: "Make time for exercise, then protect that time...No Excuses...Let nothing interfere, absolutely nothing."

My verse for today: "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want."

My quote for today: "There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps." --Peter A Cohen

Enjoy the Journey,

Loretta
=^..^=


12 comments:

Scarlet Simple said...

That was a really great post! It made me smile! I am owned by cats also and the analogies are great!

Leslie said...

Love this! Your pictures are great. I would love to be owned by a cat, but I'm allergic. So the dog is my taskmaster! Keep up the good work, Loretta.

The Black Kitteh said...

Off the top of my head.....

"Weight loss is like a litter box because it STINKS!"

WL like a LB, requires continued maintenance.

WL is like a LB because it doesn't really make good dinner conversation.

WL maintenance is like a LB maintenance, no one wants to do the job!

WL is like a LB in that sometimes, you have to just start fresh with new litter!

dani31608 said...

An orange and white country kitty who now answers to the name "Bella" adopted us not too long ago. It's odd ... she has a presence in this house now and I can't imagine our family never having loved her!

Deb Willbefree said...

So true and LOLOL! Deb

M Pax said...

LOL That's wonderful. Love Dusty's loveable face. Awww.

Great analogies, Loretta. Wisdom with some laughs. Great stuff.

CinciMom11 said...

TOO CUTE! You are so clever, Loretta.

Tuesday is the day, right? I just wanted to send you HUGE HUGS and let you know you're in my thoughts.

cmoursler said...

Hey loretta,
Was just remembering that tomorrow is the day.
Hug to you and know my thoughts and spirit are with you.
Good post and very true.
The crap will build up unless we take care of it.

Kat said...

We are ruled by two cats in our house. They are in charge, for sure. I will be thinking of you and Dusty tomorrow. Sending you love and light.

Jess said...

LOL, this post cracked me up. I've never heard weight loss compared to a litter box but it's true (to some extent!)

And I totally agree that nobody can do it for you, unfortunately. It takes hard work but it's worth it. KEEP UP YOUR GREAT WORK! I'm hoping to get to Day 232 myself some day.

Florrie said...

excellent metaphor :D
excuse me while I go tend to my litter box now...

Patsy said...

Love this! Thanks! :o)

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