Weight loss support with a spiritual element. I will keep you posted on my journey in the hopes that you will join me in becoming the person God wants you to be. Don't worry about being religious. Come as you are.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Time Marches On

Believe while others . . .

Believe while others are doubting.    Plan while others are playing.    Study while others are sleeping.    Decide while others are delaying.    Prepare while others are daydreaming.    Begin while others are procrastinating.    Work while others are wishing.    Save while others are wasting.  Listen while others are talking.    Smile while others are frowning.    Commend while others are criticizing.    Persist while others are quitting.     William Arthur Ward
This was from my sister's blog:   jensgyrations.blogspot.com   Aren't these things easy to say? They sound so lofty. I guess they are something to reach for. It's kind of like graduation speeches. It's "go out there and change the world". Also "you can be anything you want to be". Reality check.  We have often been the doubters, daydreamers, procrastinators, and have quit. Some of us fight depression and bipolar disorder. Many have such low self-esteem that accomplishing anything takes a great deal of effort. Doesn't it seem to make the rough spots more difficult when we were supposed to be flying like eagles now? We can believe in a better tomorrow. We can plan ahead. It's important to get our rest. We should have made our own decision by now. Procrastinating must be conquered. Wishing doesn't really get us anywhere. Some of us are just getting by and we are to save? Listening is good - how many times have we spouted off and then regretted it? We also need to confide in those we trust and talk about what's bothering us. Smiling is hard sometimes. We just don't feel like it. Commending others lifts them up. We know how criticism feels - constructive criticism would be better. Persistence is of paramount importance. I read the blog of someone who was relating how she has a couple good days and then a really bad one. That is an easy pattern to fall into.   I went to Jazzercise last night. It's pretty fun. Kind of like dancing which I always loved to do. This morning I will do Step Aerobics.    Anybody with some weight loss, eating, or exercise pet peeves?  It bugs me in an exercise class to be doing moves and not keeping time to the music.
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

Earl Nightingale

Motivational Speaker

I used to try to motivate my students who hated school. I knew they did. I would tell them, "You have to be here anyway why not at least apply yourself here whether you do homework or not?" As it related to their future I would say, "You can put in 8 hours a day and earn minimum wage or you can put in 8 hours a day and make some real money - either way it's 8 hours of your day." This was to try and get them to set some goals and consider education beyond high school.

Aren't we the same concerning our weight loss goals at times? This next year will pass regardless. Next year at this time could we be in good physical condition? Could our daily habits have changed and goals could have been set and reached? Could we be stronger and stop making excuses for our unwillingness to stick with the program? 

Will one year from today find us proud of the year that has just passed or will it be another year in which we just couldn't get it together? Will we just be one year older or will we be at our goal or have made significant progress? 

There's this gal in my Church who is obsessed with dieting. She is slim but makes a point to do things like picking up a cookie in front of others and then putting it down and saying "Nope, I didn't do my walking today." She will steer the conversation toward eating and dieting whenever she can. She is the standard by which we all are judged. I'm going to deck her one of these days :-).


  1. I'll be stealing that opening paragraph! I continue to be inspired and amused (at the same time).

    Have an active, healthy day. ALL day.

  2. I love the quote too! You're right about the same amount of time - depends on how you use it! Good post.