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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Time Marches On

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

This time tomorrow 24 hours will have passed and we will all be one day older. A day will have passed that we cannot reclaim. We will be one day closer to finding out what is on the other side of the grave.

Do we spend our days "putting out fires"; attending to the squeakiest wheel; being on the receiving end of life? 

Have we disqualified ourselves from successful, healthy living? 

What disqualifies us? Is our obesity what makes us think we somehow don't measure up and therefore do not deserve success? Or is it what we hide behind so that we don't risk failure? 

I have good news for all of us. This time tomorrow all of us can look back on the past 24 hours and know what it feels like to be a success. We are qualified; we have the skills; we know what to do. The obesity has nothing to do with our qualifications to lose weight. We are all qualified to lose weight and keep it off.  Is there anyone out there who doesn't have the skills and the tools necessary to do this?

Just as we would not use a hammer to get a screw out of a board; we cannot use old habits and worn out emotions for losing weight. How long would it take to get a screw out of a board with a hammer? Answer: about as long as it will take to lose our weight with old habits and worn out emotions. 

Change your habits. Emotions are not reasons to eat; that only adds another problem. We don't eat refined sugar anymore.  We eat the foods that are the tools for losing weight. We drink the water and we exercise because this next 24 hours belongs to us and the success that awaits us is there because we were proactive; because we used the right tools; and because we are the ones who chose success. 

This next 24 hours will pass. They will pass regardless of what we do or do not do. We will all reflect. We get to choose if that reflection is rewarding or whether it is full of regrets. Each choice we make in the next 24 hours will contribute to what we feel this time tomorrow. 

How do you want to feel at that time? What are you willing to do to make it happen?


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  2. I love that, Myra. I think that we often view time as the enemy--thinking that it will take too long to accomplish our goals. Well, time does pass, whether we want it to or not, so we might as well be on board willingly!

    1. That is the right attitude to have. Time is our friend. We have the time to do this right and never go back to old ways. Be careful out there today.

  3. Excellent, excellent post. Why put off for tomorrow what we can do today? Thanks again for such brilliant insight Myra:)

    1. Putting things off only adds to the time it takes to get this done. Each day can be ours for success. We all know what to do to make it happen. Take care.

  4. Yes! Well said. Your motivational words keep reminding me of the significance of my choices and what I do with "my" 24 hours!

    I'm thankful to be this far toward my goal. I working on the last 10. How are YOU doing, Myra? I think of you frequently.

    1. I am doing well. I am solidly in the 180's at about 186 so am looking forward to the next digit. It's great as I began at about 230. We just got home from a family cook out and I received so many compliments! Getting that last 10 lbs. off will be such a testimony to the grace of God and how His strength proved more than enough. Take care my friend.

    2. That's WONDERFUL, Myra! You can live off those compliments down into the "next digit", right?