Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Oldies but goodies #2 - Living in the Moment

In the spirit of keeping our motivaton going, and because I am on a week at the beach vacation, I decided to revisit some of my older posts, and post them again.

When I first started this blog, I didn't have very many people stopping by (sometimes none), and  some of the posts I wrote back then, are very appropriate for where some of us are right now. We've succumbed to the lazy days of summer and have let go of some good habits, or we are still very stressed with issues going on in our lives, and we aren't taking enough time to give ourselves what we need. Whatever  it is, and where ever you are, I think some of these messages are helpful. Enjoy the waning days of summer!

Excerpt from a blog post I wrote 12/4/11

I started thinking later in the day, about how many things that I want, or want to do, that I have put off in my life, until after I'm thin and lose the weight that I want. It's kind of like putting your life, your desires and dreams on hold until it happens. I didn't try paddleboarding last vacation because I didn't want to look bad in the video in my bathing suit. I'm pretty athletic, and I knew I could do it, but I didn't want photo evidence to show me how I really looked. I didn't do the zip line because I was afraid they might ask me what I weighed before harnassing me up. I am afraid of heights, so there were two reasons for avoiding this one! I didn't buy a certain something or this coat, because the size wasn't what I wanted it to be. All of this because I was putting it off until I reached a certain number in my weight.

So among all the other goals I have set for myself ( log my food, drink more water, get enough sleep, check in on the blogs), I decided that I'm not going to put anything off because of my weight. I might not be the most graceful person zipping above the canopy, or the skinniest person paddleboarding, or have the smallest size coat, but if it feels right, then I'm going for it! I'm gonna dance like no one's watching! In fact I did last weekend at a restaurant/bar we were at. I'm sure everyone was watching my 27 year old future daughter in law anyway!! LOL! Take care, until next time.

Thought for the day: Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life - Buddha


  1. Pattie - Enjoy your time at the beach. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

  2. I'm thinking this more and more actually! Don't wait until tomorrow to do the things you want and try the things you want to try!

  3. Hello my beautiful friend!!!! Oh, how I have missed you and your great wisdom you share in your posts!! This couldnt be more true for me too. I cant tell you how many times I have done this myself only to realize that I was missing out on so mch in my life. I still struggle with this as I dont know if I will ever get to that "happy" weight place but I will never stop trying to be my best. I was going through pictures with my youngest daughter & we were trying to find baby pictures taht she can submit for her 8th grade yearbook. One thing I noticed was that I look younger in my 40s than I did in my 30s. Isnt that crazy?!
    Anyways, have a wonderful week soaking up the sun & the last days of summer.
    Hugs to you!!!! ((Sherri))