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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,

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  • YONIT1
    Amen to that!!! May I join you as we did once before? The journey will sure be rough sometimes but the goal is really something to look forward to!

    miss you dearest friend!
    2751 days ago
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    Wow that was awesome Irene! You are a good writer, you have me convinced your going to make it. I can hear you right now, yelling at the top of your voice..."I DID IT"! Yes I know you can!! I am motivated just reading this. I'm trying to add an emoticon, but it won't let me. SO, BIG HUGS!!

    3130 days ago
  • SWEETIE2208
    Well thought out and wise, Irene. These changes will have you off to a great and positive start. I can feel the good energy just reading your blog.
    You've got it all going on now sista!
    3131 days ago
    WOW, IRENE, what a great blog! So do you feel lighter having gotten all that sorted out in your brain and on paper? It's a great exercise for sure.
    We're all going to be Dorothy skipping down the yellow brick road and having our wishes come true. I am so glad you are joining me. I want this for you as much as for myself. We ARE going to do this!!!
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    3131 days ago
    Great blog, Irene. Good starting place. You've kind of got me interested in doing this too.......
    3131 days ago
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