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TGIFwithKelmember since September 2009

February 3, 2012, 4:27 pm

TGIF with Kel 2/3/2012: Uninspired

Generally, I get my inspiration from the NM journal room. Sometimes, a thought will come to mind on a walk or a run. I will play with the thought until it evolves into a TGIF.

This week? I got nuthin'.

It has nothing to do with you. It is all about me.

I have not had the time to stop by the journal room as I would like. I have not had time to exercise; correction, I have not had the desire to walk or run. Plain and simple; there are no excuses there.

What have I been doing? Well, quite frankly, work and life.

As I mentioned last week, I had a car wreck. The official word came Monday that my car was totalled. The search immediately began for a new car.

Every night this week involved the car. Going from here and there to make arrangements. The Universe was good to me; I was presented with a great deal on a great used car and had to get it all taken care of quickly. I went from here to there gathering checks, making payments, getting things done.

I think the car accident affected me more than I would like to admit; I am still a little skiddish behind the wheel. Images of the accident still run through my mind, despite my best efforts.

The recurring thought I have is that I am the lucky one. Let's face it; I was able to be upset, I was able to seek out at new car and get one. I lived another day, and I need to always be grateful for that. It could have been so different.

Part of me said who care about a few pounds? All it takes is literally a car plowing into you at a rate faster than you are traveling to make you say wow, I am healthy and alive. That is all that is important.

I have to say, however, that there was never a part of me that said screw it. I got up every morning, had breakfast, and logged my food.

For me, it truly has become easy. I get up in the morning, shower, and wonder, what do I want for breakfast? I can have anything. Most days, I really want an egg! I find a way to make it happen.

Granted, there are days like today, where I absolutely decide that a green log is not what is most important to me. I work to make probably 5 days a week more green than not.

I am rambling at this point, but there is a point here. I don't care how how busy I am. There is time to log. There is time to log what I will be eating for the day. Would it have been this easy for me 7 years ago? Probably not; there was so much MORE going on then than now. Ultimately, I cannot do anything I want to do if I don't fuel myself appropriately.

It is no longer about the scale.

It is no longer about the size of my skirt.

It is about energy. It is about looking at tragedy in the eye and saying screw you. I have more to do in this life to dwell on the loss of a car. I have living to do.

Here is a bold summary for a Friday night.

Stop making excuses. Log your food.

Make the time. With everything I had going on last week, it would have been easy to hit a drive thru and grab dinner; but ew. When you realize that garbage in = garbage out, the drive thru simply does not make sense.

I have a passion for planning. Yes, you need to as well. I did not make everything I planned to make last week; however, I had leftovers that were just as healthy.

I cannot put together the ABCs of how to get here. You have to figure that out. At the end of the day, I bet if you look at all of the challenges you are facing, a lot of them would be much easier if you had the health and energy to tackle them.

Weight loss will not address an unhappy marriage.

Weight loss will not address an unsatisfactory job.

There are no miracle answers here on NM; there are just calories in and and calories out.

How to realize YOU are worth the EFFORT? That is going to have to come from somewhere other than NM.

Is there an app for that?

I leave you with one thought here this Friday, and it is not a new one.

Do What You've Always Done, Get What You've Always Gotten.

Put yourself first; just do it. Make the changes you need to make. Take the feedback NM gives you and do something.

Thank Goodness It's Friday.

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