Friday, December 29, 2006

Friday Quote Day

The road to hell
is paved with good intentions.

The trouble with blogging is that when you announce you're going to do something, and it doesn't work out, you've not only let yourself down but you've also prompted all seven of those who read your blog to wonder if you're reliable, trustworthy and honest.

I am, really I am. Yesterday just didn't work out on so many levels. Some days are like that … yeah, they are!

In AA we sometimes say we need to plan the plans, but not the results. I need to keep that in mind on days where I don't meet my goals.

I had errands to run in the morning, which is when I usually walk. I deliberately switched my morning and afternoon around because the outside temperature promised to get warmer as the day went on, and I'd rather walk outside when it's 50 than when it's 35.

I had a voice message from the exterminator who, for one reason or another, hasn't been able to service the house since early October. He could be here in the afternoon. Since I've seen evidence of a mouse, I called and he said he'd be here in 45 minutes. That turned into more than an hour, and he was here for an hour, and I finally started walking at 4:30. The sun was already setting over the mountain! But I got two miles in, and called it good.

Also, when I said I was going to use a lightweight grey tweed for my grandson's gloves, well, that didn't work out. He and his dad are going to truly match.

Not that that makes much difference.

I'm kind of hesitant to announce my intentions any more!

One year ago today I joined eDiets, with the intention of reaching my goal weight by this coming Monday. Guess what? That didn't and won't happen. But I'm halfway there, and smarter than ever about what I need to eat and how much I need to move. Maybe it won't take another year to get there, and maybe it will. I'm grateful that I gave eDiets another chance [I'd tried it once before, but just couldn't stick with it].

I'm more motivated than ever, and I'm not getting any younger. I've proven to myself what works, and I have the ability to do it. Putting it down in writing like that makes it all look so sensible and manageable.

Which it is … I'm the unmanageable factor!


FindingONEderland said...

We know you are someone that can get the job done. We all have moments where our best laid plans fall to the side. I know you'll get to goal. You have came so far already and look great. I'm going to work on getting back here and reading more. I have program I use to keep me notified of who has posted but unfortunately blogger has done something to where stuff isn't working right on it so I have added you to my feeds list on IE till hopefully they fix what they are doing and I can list you in the program again. are doing great and I just wanted to let you know that.

Greta said...

You should not expect perfection. Life gets in the way and that's the way it is. The single most important factor is continuing to fight the fight, and you are doing that. Keep u the good work! With weight loss, the closer you get to goal, the harder it gets. You just have to keep trying.

Jack Sprat said...


Its not that YOU are an "unmanageable factor." Its that LIFE itself is not predictable, no matter how much we plan and believe in our ability to make things happen. You have taken some amazing steps in the past year.

And I can pretty much guarantee that next year at this time you'll be glad you never gave up!


PICAdrienne said...

The fact that life gets in the way of plans does not make you unreliable, it makes you human! Oh, my gosh, can you handle it! :)

When I achieve perfection, I may start expecting it of others.

Of course, I also find life much easier now that I no longer remember having my sanity.

Lori said...

I have to agree with Jack. It's life that's unpredictable or unmanageable, not YOU.

It's great that you are not letting little (or big) things derail you from your ultimate goal which is to be healthier.

Really, you're going in the right directions. Your velocity doesn't matter.