Hello Journal & Friends,
Yep, that time again... first of the month weigh day. Just when I had gotten back up, dusted myself off and was all set to boogie on with this journey.
What can I say?? My recent bout of "grazing" came back to bite me this morning. What did I expect??! I guess that's why it's called Denial. Anyway, this morning I was 339. That is UP from last month by 7 pounds. Sigh.
It's no coincidence to me that just last night, in my reading of Stephen Covey's book "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People", I read this:
"The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it.... But not to acknowledge a mistake, not to correct it and learn from it, is a mistake of a different order. It usually puts a person on a self-deceiving, self-justifying path, often involving rationalization (rational lies) to self and to others. This second mistake, this cover-up, empowers the first, giving it disproportionate importance, and causes far deeper injury to self."
Well, there you have it. Perfect timing to be smacked between the eyes with that truth. Honestly, it kind of scared me when I re-read that this morning. I don't want to be stuck, and go backwards any longer. I don't want to deceive myself, and make excuses, and "empower" my mistakes.
So I'm just leaving it there.
I screwed up... I acknowledge it... I am correcting it... Hopefully I learned from it.
Feeling frustrated... embarrassed... angry with myself. But also determined to continue.
Nothing else really to say! Now I need to DO, not talk.
From Dr Phil's book: "When you choose the behavior, you choose the consequences."
My verse for today: "I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Show the wonder of your great love."
My quote for today: "Ideas not coupled with action never become bigger than the brain cells they occupied." --Arnold H Glasgow
Enjoy the Journey,