My Personal Guideposts (the last 6)
Monday, October 17, 2016
13. Don’t get stuck within the details. Whisper to yourself the words of Terri St. Cloud: She could never go back and make some of the details pretty. All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.
This goes hand-in-hand with #s 11 and 12. Use your time and energy wisely, minute-by-minute, move forward toward your goal by taking small steps. If you make a mistake, stop and regroup.
Answer: Each morning I plan my meals and plan when I will exercise. Each evening I review the day and think about my plans for the next day.
14. Remember to breathe. Embrace your situation this very moment. Breathe deep and exhale with gratitude.
Answer: Prayer is my personal form of meditation, Gratitude for the blessings given to me and assurance that I'm not alone on my life's journey makes my life easier!
15. By acknowledging when you don’t know the answers and shedding light on your vulnerabilities, you are creating space for your authentic self to live wholeheartedly and courageously. We learn the most about ourselves from the moments in which we let down our guard and admit, “I don’t know all the answers. I am uncertain and that’s okay.”
How can I transform this experience from one of self-doubt to one of self-compassion?
Answer: This journey started out as just getting 10 pounds off to appease the doctor, never in my wildest dream did I think I could lose 150 pounds,but I did!!! Even after gaining back 40 of it I now know it's possible if I focus and resist the urge to over eat!
16. When the journey gets tough, remember the words of Margaret Thatcher: You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Whether this is your first attempt at weight loss/maintenance, understand that there may be battles along the way that keep popping up. Stay the course, re-route if necessary, but always remember there is always more than one path to your goal(s).
Answer: For me there is really only one, the one that works! Moving daily, which I have down and eating healthy food in healthy amounts! The healthy amounts are the challenge!!
17. Gratitude is the greatest gift you can give to another human being. Appreciate those around you.
If necessary, eliminate and/or avoid the naysayers…they will always be there, instead focus your gratitude on those who support you.
Answer: There really are no naysayers in my life and for that I am grateful!
18. Greatness is never achieved. It is something you must intrinsically bestow upon yourself. They may hang a medal on an Olympic winner, but that person had to do the work, stay focused on the goal, and overcame many obstacles to receive that medal…no one did it for them. DO THIS FOR YOU!
Answer: Success on this journey is ultimately for me, so I can be here for those I love!!!