Is today going to be a re-enactment of yesterday? Should it be?
It is so easy to just plod along without making any changes and re-enact the yesterdays. Most of us who struggle with this do not want a re-enactment because we know there is a better way. We already know the script for yesterdays that left us discouraged and feeling defeated.
Guess what? We get to write the script for the rest of today, tomorrow, and the rest of our lives. We don't want to copy that old script. We already have those lines memorized.
We need a title (The Adventures of (your name goes here) as She/He Finally Gets It Right).
Now for the plot: A cute, but chubby person faces many challenges in his/her quest to achieve normal weight.
We need the hero/heroine - that would be you/me. We are the good guy; we ride the white horse and wear the white hat and our gun never runs out of bullets. We shoot straight and always win in the end - always.
Do we need some supporting actors and actresses? Sure - few things are done in a vacuum. Notice these are SUPPORTING actors and actresses - blogging friends, challenge friends if we are in one, our trainer if there is one, family (the supporting ones of course), friends that support us as well. We need to be our own best friend too.
Mwa, ha, ha - now for the villain -that would be the old you/me - this turd throws all kinds of problems our way. The self-talk tests our resolve and makes us feel insecure. We also don't trust ourselves to do the right thing. We kind of liked that villain - he/she wasn't so bad. We are pretty comfortable with the villain because we know what to expect and can deal with being less than we are capable of being. The villain has us right where he/she wants us - believing the lies that we can never weigh our healthy weight. The villain knows if we believe those lies; we will behave that way. The villain has to die. We are the ones who have to do it. We are the only ones who can save our universe.
Let's win the Academy Award.