Even When…

By the time I got home from the city today, I was tired and hungry. This is not a winning combination. I made some poor choices, and am now regretting them. Regret is a reason to reflect. If I had tracked my choices while I was making them, I probably would have made better ones. My dad liked to say, “Kick yourself once, then let it go.” So, I’m starting over. I am drinking a big glass of water, washing my face, brushing my teeth, and going to bed.

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Tomorrow, I’ll go to spin and start again. Even when I feel like I’m failing on my weight loss journey, I know that’s not true. Just being on the journey, investing in the thought, the planning, the ambition to change my life and make healthier choices is a marker of great success. This is not easy, and it’s a mistake to minimize that. However, I know I can accomplish difficult things. My choices today do not define me. They are a product of physical and emotional exhaustion.

7 thoughts on “Even When…

  1. Thank you for your daily thoughts.
    I look forward to reading your insights each day. Every topic has been spot on- as if you’re reading my mind along this journey of ours!
    I love your writing, your honesty and your great suggestions!
    Thank you for the inspiration, tips, and motivation for all of us.

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  2. I think you’re doing great. When we drive down the road or walk on a trail, there are bumps, obstacles, and sometimes one just simply turns an ankle. The key is to rest when necessary and ten to your needs, then keep going. You’ve been a source of encouragement to me- thank you for your blog! I’m on my 7 pound journey to a new goal and it’s a long road, it seems.


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