Monday, May 3, 2010

DAY 267 What Do I Need To Hear Today??

Good Afternoon Journal & Friends,

I like quotes. Short, true, to-the-point quotes. Pithy and sharp, cutting right to the heart of a matter. All the extra wood whittled away, with just the truth left. 

This morning, I am drawn to this one, by Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus:

"In the midst of winter, I finally learned 
there was in me an invincible summer."

This is a weight loss blog. Not an "oh poor me, I am still sick" blog.  I am having a tough time getting back into my routine, which had just been falling into place when this whole medical/infection/allergic reaction/sickness drama all began. 

So, I asked myself this morning: What do I need to hear? What words do I need to read? Where does my thinking need to change to get this ball rolling again?



You did it once... you can do it again.

It's okay to start back gently, but START. I have my routines, my schedule, my plan. Now CHOOSE to get back into the groove. 

Exercise has been pathetic. I've stay on plan for food and calories, but it's been a struggle. My time management has been zilch.

I don't have to feel it or to like it. I just have to DO it. The satisfaction of the achievement will come later. I believe that, because I experienced it before. I've spent months building a history of success, and can look back at it, and remember.

So today, I commit to myself, to my journal, and to my bloggyland friends... I am back. No more "I am sick" excuses. Yes, I will use wisdom as to how hard to push the exercise... I don't want a relapse, I want to finish healing. My Momma didn't raise no dummies!

But I will push as hard as is safe, and stop coddling myself, coasting along on the Sick Excuse. 

I will follow my schedule:
--daily exercise
--make my daily Greenie smoothie
--get up on time and follow my daily schedule 
--make better choices with my calories, choosing healthier stuff

Gee, I might even get dressed today! With real shoes and the whole bit. ;-)

From Dr Phil's book: "Become aware of your faulty thinking... challenge your faulty thinking...replace your thinking with positive internal dialogue, rationally optimistic and productive."

My verse for today: "Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs."

My quote for today: "All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work." --Calvin Coolidge

Enjoy the Journey,



that TOPS lady said...

Glad you are back! It's not about how fast you get there. I hope this encourages you. You can do it. I know you don't feel like it. But you can. Do it. I needed to hear what you said "I don't have to feel like it, I just have to do it". Come on, let's get busy.

Weighting Around said...

Sounds like you are ready to get back on track. Go for it, girl!

M @ Woes and Throes said...

oh, yeah. I really like this post. And the thing that really jumped out at me is "choose."
I will choose to commit to treat myself better today.

Anonymous said...

Hm apparently your quote is the one i needed to hear today!: Choose. Commit. You did it once you can do it again. I will let those words guidemy day.

Anonymous said...

Shoes at home? Is it legal to where shoes at home? Really? huh-uh.... chuckle.

Glad to hear you're getting your second wind. :)

I gave you a mention on my blog.


cmoursler said...

For you...
It's one minute, and it's what I sing when life gets sucky.

Paula Rodriguez said...

Nice post and I like that you're choosing to stay positive despite the setbacks. Motivational quotes is where I go when I'm feeling defeated. Love the Calvin Coolidge quote... You'll get there. Remember, we're gonna have these setbacks but what's important is what we do after them. Maybe at the end of the month, if we've made more "good" choices than "bad" choices, we'll be just that closer to our goals. One step in front of the other, okay?

Kat said...

I hope you had a good day today - I love your positive attitude!

Scarlet Simple said...

Hi Loretta! Sorry I have been MIA too, but I am still reading. I'm feeling quite like you are right now. Like "put up, or shut up." You know? I don't want my blog to turn into the story of how I failed again, and so it wont. Simple as that. Its what I want so I will succeed. I know you will too.

M Pax said...

I apply those same lessons whenever I need to ease back for awhile [usually injuring myself from overdoing it] and in my new career.

I'm feeling really pressed lately. Instead of lolling in the stress, I commit. I put my head down and just keep at it. Attacking it one chunk at a time, like I always have. It will see me through. I have faith in that and myself.

All that I learned from loosing the weight. Who knew those lessons learned would keep me sane in later endeavors?

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