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Windshield or Bug?

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I think I am becoming the windshield again. Yay!

Sometimes, you just want to say the heck with it. Guess that is where I have been for the last couple of weeks. I think of this as my "bug" phase. It is almost as though Murphy's Law, once started, just seems to keep going and going and going! I do believe that I am finally getting back on the right track.

What changed? I want to write this for me, because when I am in "bug" mode, the light at the end of the tunnel seems light years away. So here is what changed:

1) Attitude!

The first day back from vacation, I allowed myself to think "Man, I HAVE to get back on track. Log food, Yuck! Track my water, Yuck" Well, obviously allowing my self to dwell on these thoughts just made it take longer to get back on track. I stopped listening! I made small plans, like, "I will just get back to a healthy breakfast today." The next day, "I will just drink one glass of water before each meal and continue the healthy breakfast." Well, it took about 10 days but that is a lot better than wallowing in my negative attitudes.

2) Black and White Thinking!

I am the world's worst when it comes to the all or nothing way of looking at life. I have to continually work on this. It has it's history in my childhood, but the reality of life is that most of it is grey. Diverting from a set course sometimes brings renewal and rejuvenation, not always disaster.

3) Ask for Help!

This is another area where I am weak. I tend to think that I can do everything without help. Everyone needs help now and then. This is what I do for a living; you would think that I would get that by now. So, I finally kept coming back to spark and reading my spark friends encouragement. Guess what, it helps.

So, thank you spark friends for the much needed encouragement. Hopefully, next time I run into a phase like this, it won't take two weeks to get back on track. If it does, well, I will just read this blog and keep on keeping on!

Thank you everyone! What a great support network for my journey to healthy living!

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  • DAISY443
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    3718 days ago
    I am so glad that you're becoming the "windshield again"!!! Yippee!!! Our good habits can so easily be thrown into the wind...when we get out of our "daily routines" of everyday life. The key is to get back into routines following a disruption in our lives...vacations...etc.
    Thanks for posting this...I knew YOU could DO IT!
    So proud of you!!!
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    3718 days ago
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