Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday's Quote

"We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are." ~ Anais Nin

I keep forgetting that no one has control over my emotions except me.

I keep forgetting that what other people do in reaction to me is about them, not me.

I keep forgetting that really and truly, it isn't all about me.

I keep forgetting that when I stop judging and pointing fingers, and begin accepting people as they are, and overlooking their shortcomings and human frailties*... that in this process ... a sense of peace & contentment is born of forgiveness.

I keep forgetting to stop taking things personally.

I've eaten pretty good today... no real sugar... two more days to go to get the evil out of my system...

I haven't walked or done my arm exercises.

I keep forgetting that you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.  However thirsty he might be... and however much you wished that the horse would trust you enough to take a step (not even a leap...) of faith, that the step lies within the horse.


*and of course, this means that I hope to be accepted for who I am, with all my shortcomings and frailties too - as I have many.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Tough One

Today is rough. This last week was awful. Frustrating at work... Frustrated at self and so angry at my lack of self-discipline and follow-through, which of course, turns inward to depression.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Boring Titles Until I Get Back In The Swing...

I miss blogging. I really do.

I miss taking pictures of fun meals I've prepared... or even just especially good things we've made for dinner.  For example, Saturday night we grilled really good steak (from TJ's), eggplant (my new favorite food to grill - YUM!), some little sweet peppers, some mushrooms, and zucchini. I put mine over a few leaves of spinach, and added some Mexican cheese that is so good, the name of which escapes me right now.

I miss being focused on health.

AND YET -- how much do I love singing with the Scottsdale Chorus! O.M.W. (Oh My Word!)

It is a huge time commitment, and so very worth it! I can't describe the joy of learning and applying higher skills weekly. I've been driving two hours (four hours round trip) since the second week of June, and have a few more things to do before I'm officially a member -- they're going to be competing at Sweet Adelines International competition in Hawaii in 2013... and one of my main motivations for keeping the weight off and becoming MORE fitness-oriented is because I want to zipline and parasail and snorkel when we go to Hawaii next year.

So - I may not be as long-winded, or as photo-happy, but I need to stay accountable to myself for what I'm putting in my mouth!

I'll be updating the food log very soon!

Planning to walk/slow jog the Color Me Rad 5K in Phoenix on November 3rd. This looks awesomely fun!

Have September's FITNESS magazine with what looks like a great arm workout... and will be starting that tomorrow, along with getting on the treadmill *every day.*

And of course, my constant goal of going to bed early. Which means no mindless boob-tube marathons or 'fests' for awhile.

Quote for Today (Have I mentioned I adore quotes?!?)

"You have to speak your dream out loud." ~ Kelly Corrigan

Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day 2012

Haven't blogged in too long.

Accountability is Calling.

Self-discipline is Screaming...

Too much I want to accomplish to let my emotions lead me around by the nose.

Phil 4:13