Good morning Journal & Friends,
Time for me to get going again. It's just too tempting to allow legitimate stuff to morph into excuses. I guess that comes from so many years of being the Queen of Excuses. :-}
It's too easy to fall back into old habits. I'd like to think I was past that... but no, I still struggle. I'm encouraged there have been no humongous binges as in the "old days"... but I've been lax with portions sizes too often.
Joey decided it was time for me to get with the program!
So... here we go...
Lessons From A Puppy # 4
Find a way to make it happen.
Make a way.
Believe in a way.
Insist on a way.
It doesn't take money, special trainers, programs or products.
It takes not accepting NO for an answer.
Keep going, no matter what, til it happens.
Accept nothing less.
I first got started on this train of thought when Jim came home from the pet store with a "treat" for Joey. Here is Joey about a month ago, and the treat was bigger than she was:
Sometimes we think we need all these special things... like in our weight loss journey, we might fall for the excuse that we need expensive gym memberships, or special equipment, or fancy products or trainers or food programs. If you can afford it, hooray. But we don't NEED it.
I've caught myself saying stuff like "well, sure, it's easy for HER (some famous tv person) cuz she can afford her own personal trainer and chef". But really, that's an excuse. I can make it happen, too. One way or another, I can do it, too. And it doesn't matter what others think. Do it whatever way is best for YOU.
Butterfly has her own opinion, but Joey doesn't care...
Joey doesn't need an expensive special chew. She cracks me up... She wants to play, so she finds a way. She invents games, and finds her own toys...which is why I've gotta watch her like a hawk. :-D
Here are her current favorites: a paper towel tube, a straw, a plastic lid, and a purple massage ball from a broken massager. If she can't locate her "official" toys, she makes it happen... she will find a way, LOL!
Besides her stuffed giraffe, she does have one favorite store-bought toy: her brown chew bone. She LOVES that thing. Well, we gotta indulge a LITTLE, don't we??
Joey is right... I need to get going again. Time is precious... and I want to lose this weight, all the while creating a life worth living.
From Dr Phil's book: "This will happen because you make it happen. It will happen because you have made the decision to step up and do what it takes to have what you want."
My verse for today: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
My quote for today: "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." --Ben Williams
Enjoy the Journey,