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Take to Heart

Tuesday, February 02, 2016




TAKE TO HEART (verb)
The verb TAKE TO HEART has 1 sense:

1. get down to; pay attention to; take seriously

Familiarity information: TAKE TO HEART used as a verb is very rare.

Since it is February and it is Heart Month. I am trying to post heart things and do heart things.
The cute little carrot hearts in the salad above. I made those for my salad today. As I made them last night I thought about how it really felt like I was doing something special for myself. Tiny as it is, it was satisfying. I had to think about it. At first I thought I would get out my tiny heart cookie cutter. I acquired that tiny heart cookie cutter in my own way. It was part of a mitten cookie cutter. The mitten had a heart cut-out on the palm. I didn't like that heart on there. I just wanted a plain mitten. I managed to remove the heart, intact and I kept it. I have actually used that tiny heart quite a bit. When I thought about how hard a carrot is and how tedious it would be to cut each tiny heart, I decided that wasn't the way to do it. So I took a whole, peeled carrot and I cut a grove the length of it for the top of the heart and then I cut the two sides to form the pointed bottom. Then I just sliced away and I had a whole bunch of tiny carrot hearts. I fun little food craft project that just took a few minutes.

I digress to the meaning of Take To Heart.

I think you all know that it is impossible to lose weight unless we ourselves decide we want it bad enough.
I have taken a hard look at my lack of progress over the past year and from that hard look, I have come up with some hard facts...



and...



As well as...



So I found that I am really taking this to heart. I can feel it!
That is why I quoted the definition of Taking To Heart.

I am tired of starting over. My mindset is just different this time.
I am going to earn it...



Keeping it up, staying with the program, and loving the journey is the problem here.



This is something I want now.

I don't like the facts.
I don't like the work.
I will be sad if I have a week with no loss or even a gain,
but I am not quitting!
It is not the first bump in the road of my life!



It is the "long haul", not the "next week"!



Be Well My Friends,
For The Love Of Health!
Laurie

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