Rubie-sue's Journal, 29 January 2013

Well today is weigh in day. The day, that day, the dreaded day, the day that will determine how the rest of the week feels. Because we all know that this day is leading the way to where the grass is greener, where life is more fun, where we'll do more, where folks will like us more, where all the things we've ever wanted to do will be done and accomplished!! Okay, that is the plan; but is it a reality? We'll be we happier? Will the folks that don't like us now really like us with a smaller butt? Will we do more, and in that vein will we do "new" stuff? Or will the life that we have now just be so much better as it stands? I read and acticle today called "The Grass Isn't Greener", and even though it was pertaining to work environment I feel that the theme also pertains to life in general. It starts out:

"Often we think that the grass will be greener somewhere else. We believe we'll be happier and more successful anywhere by where we are. And so we pursue happiness. And chase success

Isn't that how we feel loosing our extra coats will make us feel? Happier, successful, and living in a lawn of greener grass? Of course no matter what my life will be better when I finally shed this extra coat of a person I carry around. My body will feel better. I'll be able to do stairs better. I'll be able to get up without pushing off the table. I won't have to find special stores for clothes, and my feet my fit in to sexy girly shoes. But will it be a happier life? Sure, in small bits it is going to be grand!! For it to be awesome then the happiness of the life I have right now will have to be the base for it. So as I looked in the mirror at the changes going on with my body shape I said to myself: "It may not be a pretty body, but it has been a good body". It is a good body for what I've put it through all these years. It is only the past two years that it has complained back to me about the poor care I have given it. Now as I look at it a realization forms, life has been pretty good with this version of my body. I am happy with what it and I together have accomplished; and as we make this transformation our relationship will only make my life better. So this happiness is what I will expand on during this next adventure with my good body. (soon to be a pretty body too!)

The article I read today finished with this:

"Your job is not to run away from where you are in the hope of finding greener pastures. Your job is to plant yourself each day and be the best you can be and bring out the best in others."

With that thought I am going to stop feeling sorry for myself today, weigh in day, and reflect on how life has been great so far. I am also going to go and get some fertilizer; because after looking in the mirror I realized that I don't need a new greener lawn I just need to put time into the lawn I have. And maybe, just maybe, I can make it the greenest lawn on the block!!


Always look how far you have come!  
29 Jan 13 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
I love this journal! I really needed to "hear" this, especially the last paragraph!  
30 Jan 13 by member: skirch97
You are doing a great job. You are working out and doing things I still dream of! The fitness class you take would leave me begging for mercy! I am hoping your weight starts spiraling downward in time for the wedding - it should! You are doing everything right! 
30 Jan 13 by member: RiverRes
I agree. I have learned 'thin' isn't auto 'bliss on tap'. 'Slenderville' has plenty of weeds and crabgrass. Hopefully by the time I get there this time I'll be better skilled on keeping the lawn up. (Sorry - spent most of Sunday working on my backyard - LOL - for real... Come on Spring!) 
04 Feb 13 by member: FullaBella
I LOVE this attitude and great comments from an article that really is true. TODAY is our life - live it to our maximum while still improving ourselves a little at a time!  
06 Feb 13 by member: HCB


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