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Friday, June 22, 2012
Here are four of the things that I have always done wrong and have prevented me in the past from staying on course and reaching my ultimate destination. My GPS is now set. I leave Saturday June 23, 2012. My journey is being logged as I write this. There will be unchartered waters that I am certain to encounter but in the end I am confident that I will be exactly where I need to be. I will stand proud and hold my torch high knowing that I finally achieved my goal.
PAST – The voice in my head has always said, “You won’t last.” “You won’t lose weight.” “You never stick to a plan.” “You’ve always failed at this, why bother.” Yes there are many negative voices.
PRESENT – I will prepare a recording and play it back daily to enforce all positive thoughts and in so doing I will create a new history of who I am. I am writing a new story......non-fiction.
PAST – I saw unhealthy food as ‘evil’......not to be digested or should be punished if ingested. I would eat the food then be laden with guilt and my inner critic would not allow me to be okay with it.
PRESENT – I will see temptation differently. It is not evil if consumed in moderation but for this journey, I will see it as a deterrent to reaching my destination effectively. I will allow myself the choice as I did when I was able to effectively quit smoking.
PAST – I would give up too quickly when my unrealistic expectations were not met.
PRESENT - I know that my journey is going to be indefinite (lifetime) but my first launch will be a year from now. It took me a long time to get to this point and I cannot get to where I’m going overnight. My only expectation will be to navigate one day at a time knowing that I’m on course.
PAST – I was never good at saying, “No thank you!”
PRESENT – I will learn to listen to myself and realize that by saying these three words, I will feel good about myself and also see temptation for what it is. These three words with practice will be my ark that will carry me through.
When I reach this milestone in my life, I will be able to say with a smile,
“I DID IT!