Monday, May 3, 2010

Head in the Coulds

I didn't exercise this morning. I absolutely refused to wake up--despite my husband's diligent pleading. Here is the credit again for the REAL person responsible for me getting up before 8:00 am---my husband is always right at 6:00 a.m. and I never loisten to him, shame on me---He just read over my shoulder and typed that, and he thought I would erase it out of embarrassment, who's embarrassed now? Gosh I love that little buger.

When I typed the title for this entry I meant to say "Head in the clouds." I was about to correct my type-o but decided my mistake was applicable. When I begin to see success I get full of hot air and tell myself that I don't need to exercise today because I have already worked hard enough. In this way, my head is in the CLOUDS. But as I have mentioned many times, this is not a diet, but a life change. Again and again I come to the realization that life-changes don't happen overnight and they don't REMAIN unless they are maintained, forever. There is a reason they call it a "life" change, it is meant to last for life.

I don't want to have my head in the clouds then have my head stuck in the COULDS. Let me explain: If I get lazy and let this change slip by, I will be moping around saying, "If only I COULD have stuck with the program. If only I could have eaten one treat a day. I could have felt much better than I do now," and so on. In order to keep my head out of the "Coulds," I must first keep it out of the clouds of arrogance and mediocrity. So maybe you nice folks should stop telling me I am doing such a good job and I look like a super model, because it is beginning to get to me. Just kidding. No one ever said I look like a super model, and I cannot receive enough encouragement during this humiliating process. I just have to remember in my quiet moments that this is not over--it is never over. I really don't want to look back and say, "I could have been something better."


  1. Another great post with a great play on words. You're so cool, I love it. You should write a book. There's a book called "The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy" and it's the most down to earth real book about the "loveliness" of pregnancy and labor. In other words, she just says it like it is! She's so blunt it's crazy! I love her for that. Anyhow, you could do the same!! The Girlfriends Guide to Losing Weight . . . or something like that. Anyhow, you just say it like it is and it's inspiring! I'd buy your book . . .

  2. I love your posts! You have a talent for writing! Keep up your good work and head out of the coulds!

  3. "I Could've been a Contender." What movie is that from? ha!

    You are doing great .. just think of the little blue engine ...

    "up up up .. higher higher higher ... I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! Up faster and faster until she reached the very top. As she started down the hill she seemed to say 'I thought I could! I thought I could! I thought I could!'

    There is your daily positive affirmation ;-)

  4. "Get off your lazy butt and go for a walk!" :)
    Is that better??? Just kidding!!!! This is actually what I say to myself every day. But unfortunately my lazy butt usually wins! Maybe if I had Jillian to tell me, then it would be better (and more scary).

  5. Pumpkin, Anica--thanks for the support and kind words

    Cathy--thanks for quoting a classic children's story, How did you know all that by heart anyway?

    Heidi--thanks for keeping me humble, and I think you look great