Monday, January 20, 2014


On a journey, especially one losing weight, it is hard to not get bogged down with how much we still need to lose or the changes that we still need to make, but we have to look at things differently. 

We need to see the changes that we have already made, whether big or small.   I have a hard time with this one because I get so mad at myself for not making the best or right choice for a meal.  Just like the other night, I ate a very small piece of pizza.  Now for some of you that isn't that big of deal, but for me it is a big deal.  I knew that the pizza, no matter the size, would give me a headache from the carbs, but I choose to eat it anyway.  And yes, I ended up with a big headache. 

Instead of looking at that moment of failure, I have to learn to see it differently.  At one time in my life I would have eaten more than that very small piece and not thought twice about it.  I would have eaten 3 or 4 pieces and paid the price later.

Or my addition to Dr. Peppers that I had at one time.  I was drinking 6 to 8 per day, and some days it was more.  However, 4 years ago, I walked away from them - cold turkey.  (not sure that was the best choice, but I did it and made it though the withdrawals) I haven't had one since that day. 

Other milestones, I have cut my carb intake way down, even though I still have my  moments I do really good with keeping my carbs down.  I don't think this is for everyone but I have found this is for me.  My body just can't handle all the carbs.  Find what works best of you and your body.  And as always, please consult your doctor before starting a diet plan. 

It is all about the small changes that we make ..... one step forward ....

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Small Goals

As I was reading my daily devotion today out of "Made to Crave, Devotions", it was talking about setting smaller goals.  I got to thinking about this point of view and it does seem to make since and makes you feel better. 

I can't control my circumstances, but I can control my choices.  Setting mini goals - physically and spiritually - positions me for victory.  Set mini-goals.  Faraway goals are hard to hang onto when life drains us. 

So I set out today to see just how many mini-goals I could set for myself and how many I could accomplish.  I am quiet pleased with myself.  With each small goal that I did I count that as a victory, before you know it you have a whole day of victories.  That is an awesome feeling!!  Too, it doesn't seem so bad when I don't meet one of the goals or I forget it - it isn't as big - so you don't feel like such a failure. 

One of my big accomplishments today was - not eating anything from the vending machine at the middle school.  Not that I eat from it everyday but today was big for me.  Two other driver's bought and ate the cupcakes from the machine.  They looked so yummy while they were eating them until I read the package - for both 400 calories & 70 gr of carbohydrates.  That is not good at all!!!  It really didn't look as good to me after that.  Victory for me!!! 

So, with making mini goals each day or each week we can be victorious even when the distance between your present reality and your desired goal seems so far apart. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Setting Goals

I am working on setting my goals for 2014.  Let me be honest, I have not been good at setting goals.  I just have never really done them before.  I say them in my head but writing them down has never happened. 

So I ask myself, "Why?"  Why have I never been more serious about writing them down.  I guess that way if they don't happen then no one will really know or I can change it from my original goal. 

Not only would I not write them down ... I would never ever tell anyone about my goals.  Oh my gosh ... NO!!  Now, that would have been horrible if someone had heard me say my goals, but if they had seen them wrote down .. the world might have stopped. 

So I guess one of my top goals for this new year, 2014, should be to actually write down my goals.  Baby steps .... one step at a time.  I will work on writing them down this week.  I might even bring myself to posting them .... ok .. one step at a time.