Hi there Journal & Friends,
I rarely choose a goal with a number attached to it. In the past, that has usually been a sure-fire way to set myself up for disappointment.
But sometimes you need a fresh vision, a boost to get you going. And since I started Steve's Hot 100 challenge (it's still not too late to join! Go HERE for details) I've been thinking about my goals.
And I played with the 100 days... and wondered how much I might weigh at the end of the Challenge. I was surprised at first, then excited to realize that I might... maybe... probably could... finally get OUT of the 300's and burst right into the twosies!! The TWO hundreds!
For some of you that would NOT be so exciting. But I haven't been in the 2's in about 27 years!!! This was an exciting thought for me, a great mini-goal along the way to my final goal of 199.
Then... I realized that I was not seeing ME... it was like making plans for someone else... talking about another person. I was excited about the possibility, but it was not ME. It's been so long... it just didn't seem REAL. It was weird!
I was put on my first diet at age 10... and it's been a roller coaster ever since.
Being able to SEE yourself successful at a thing is powerful and important. I tried and tried...it just wasn't coming.
So I set out to find a photo of me at around 299. That goal is perfectly doable for me between now and 1/1/11. I wanted some visual help.
I found one! I am younger, but at least it's the right size. :-)
(Me and Jim... wasn't he scruffy-cute in his beard?)
I have been thinking of it all day... trying to "see" it. And it's beginning to feel real, and personal... a reality for ME.
It will be the action, the DOING of my daily goals for the Hot 100 Challenge that will carry me to this milestone. The numbers will take care of themselves, an after effect of the consistent actions.
Twosies, here I come!
Today's Peek at the Past (Oh, I LOVED re-reading this one! It was not my "brilliant" writing that got me excited... it was because I had included all my old favorite quotes from my walls here at home. It was like talking with old friends... and they were cheering me on and filling my heart with renewed enthusiasm! I need that for this push into new territory.)
From Day 48 , September 26, 2009:
- Passion bridges the chasm between the dreamer and the doer.--Lew Lehrman
- Our most precious achievements are those purchased with our greatest efforts.
- Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, either way you're right.--Henry Ford
- Dreams are where you want to go; hard work is how you get there.
- Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you CAN do!
- One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.--Helen Keller
(For complete post "Feeling It...or Not" click HERE)
From Dr Phil's book: "Have a plan, and the courage, commitment and energy to execute it... you will overcome the tough stuff."
My verse for today: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him..."
My quote for today: "Have a dream. Once you have a dream, make a plan. Once you have a plan, go for it with determination. With a dream, a plan, and determination, you can accomplish anything. Even the impossible." --Kyra
Enjoy the Journey,