A weight loss journey is like going to the dentist...
...because sometimes it hurts. You don't wanna do it, but you NEED to do it.
...because sometimes it takes longer than you thought it should. But you hang in there, knowing it will soon be over.
...because it doesn't come cheap. But it's a price you pay, cuz the alternative is worse.
...because when the numbness goes, the pain comes. You remind yourself it's temporary, and you deal with it.
...because sometimes it's necessary to dig deep... to drill into your very core, your bone, in order to have a better outcome later.
...because sometimes you could kick yourself, knowing if you have taken care of issues sooner, you would be in better shape now.
...because no one can do it for you, or take your place. You have to face it, choose to deal with it, and go through the process.
...because you can't blame the dentist - or anyone else - for your problems.
...because after the numbness wears off and all you want to do is escape the pain, you can't. You take the pills, but sometimes nothing works. You learn to deal with it... it's a part of life everyone faces at times.
...because you catch yourself pouting "it's not fair"... why did I get stuck with these genetics? Why didn't someone teach me better, earlier? Boo hoo... life isn't fair. Get over it.
...because you know if you relax and roll with it, eventually you will be glad you did it. Right now, anyone within reach would get shredded... but eventually... some day... in time... you will smile and be happy it's over and done with. But for now... leave. me. alone.
Yep... you guessed right. I went to The Dentist today. Drilled into the bone on both lower jaws; inserted implants; sewed me back up to go home and heal for 3 months so I can come back to finish. "Might be a little sore..." Uh huh, ya think!?
Stick a sock in it!!
From Dr Phil's book: "Start behaving in ways that make you feel really good about yourself."
My verse for today: "Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer."
My quote for today: "If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them." --Phil Pastoret
Enjoy the Journey,