Howdy Journal & Friends,
Joey is in bed asleep! I can play on the computer. So I thought I'd share another "lesson" she has taught me.
Joey stuck in the laundry room, til she does her business;
then she can play with her favorite toy, the Tiger.
Lessons From A Puppy #3
Wishing for something, no matter how desperately you want it, won't change a thing. It takes DOING whatever is necessary... day in and day out, consistently, for as long as it takes.
I wish desperately that Joey was potty trained. Apparently she learned some bad habits by the time we adopted her at 11 weeks old. And now, for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week while Jim is at work, I am trying to train "his" dog. Oh joy. ;-) I sooo want my time back... my day... my schedule... my free time to do art... my time to just contemplate uninterrupted.
But I keep reminding myself that once she learns, she will be delightful. It will be worth it. She is really a sweet, intelligent, enthusiastic bundle of energy. She is worth it.
Obviously I see I need to apply this lesson to my weight loss journey. Every day, consistently, for as long as it takes. It WILL be worth it.
From Dr Phil's book:
1. Express your goals in terms of specific behaviors and feelings (Pee ON the paper and I will be soooo happy).
2. Express your goals in terms that can be measured and are realistic (Make it a whole day without an accident).
3. Assign a timeline to your goal (ASAP pleeeeeze).
4. Break down your goal into manageable steps (Learn to go on paper. Tell me when needs to go. Learn to hold it at least a milli-second. Learn to use future doggie door).
5. Create accountability (Guess who is on Poop Patrol when there is an accident?!)
My verse for today: "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth."
My quote for today: "Buckle up! It makes it harder for the aliens to suck you out of your car."
Enjoy the Journey,