Proof that this is a journey...
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Well - Last week I was not a happy camper and my attitude reflected it. I had all kinds of issues with my new appliances, had gained a couple pounds, was sad about the demise of my little dog, and was frustrated about successfully maintaining my weight.
And yet - a week later......7 days......a mere 168 hours later....EVERYTHING looks different!
The second new stove came in and this one worked....Best Buy had upgraded the model for our troubles so I got an even better range than I had ordered. Problem solved. The second dishwasher arrived this week too. The man who had accidentally taken my new one to the landfill has purchased a new one for us. I feel terrible that this happened - but it was the right thing for him to have done to replace it. And he will find cards containing gift cards from my husband and I when he comes to pick up my aluminum cans until we have covered half of what the new dishwasher cost him...our way of paying it forward. The man is coming to install this dishwasher today. Again - problem solved.
Also - I have lost the two pounds that I had gained last week and another one to boot!!! AND - I have not cleaned up dog pee from my floor for a solid week. I miss out little one - but she was very ill and she is not in pain now and I am not cleaning up after anyone either.
SO--The moral of my little story is: This is truly a journey~NOT a sprint. If things don't look good for you at any given time, DON'T GIVE UP. Change may be just around the corner! Everything is not going to happen in OUR time frame. Some things are just out of our control - and patience is required!! DO NOT QUIT NO MATTER WHAT!
Oh yeah - and as far a maintaining my weight. Guess what?? Maintenance DOESN'T mean hitting a number and never moving from it...It means staying within a range for the long term. THAT was my my "Aha" moment!!!
Just wanted to share what I have learned with all of you. Thanks for listening!