Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Step 1 - Admit you have a problem

Okay, I admit it. I have a problem. It's an addiction of sorts.  I have a hard time not indulging on a daily basis, and when I am out, I find myself making a special trip to restock my supply of....maple nut goodies, which I have only been able to find locally at Tractor Supply.  Maybe I would not be so obsessed with these golden nuggets of indescribable deliciousness if they were more readily available at, say, Wal-Mart, but I am definitely hooked. If I were in the habit of Wordless Wednesday, I would upload two pictures: one of a full bag, and one of an empty bag that the dog has most likely managed to unearth from the garbage and demolish. I made the mistake of exposing her to the goodies and she, too, has quite the fetish for them. 

Is it possible to have such pseudo-addictions? I used to have one for Sprite and Rice Krispies treats, but thankfully I've kicked that habit.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fall down seven times. Stand up eight.

Sometimes, we all need to be reminded that no matter how much we feel like a failure, or how many times we tell ourselves we have failed, we must always get back up. Eventually, success will be achieved but it may be after you fall down nine times or ten times or twenty times.  You always succeed after one failure but you don't know which one, so keep going until you get to your destination.

It was very appropriate for me to receive this Japanese proverb in an email today as November did not work out the way I had planned. I experienced some back trouble, and an incredible lack of motivation for ANYTHING. I finally faced the truth and stepped on the scales to learn exactly how much weight I gained. I am trying again with December.  I was not as active as I should have been, but I did manage to do 15 minutes of light walking today.  

So this month I will be standing back up for what we'll call the eighth time.  Hopefully I will get through the entire month without a "fall" but if I do, I certainly know how to get back up.