It's Curtains for US!!
Friday, March 09, 2012
The curtains I have stressed and gained a pound over are complete. The curtains are store bought, but I found a way to create pleated curtains without having them custom made or sewing the pleats. Googling helped & I thought they would be easy, so I bought the special tape, and the hooks to make it happen. After several weeks of searching, & measuring I finally committed to keeping the store bought curtains. I still stressed & ate...I told you folks in Blog Land that I would have them finished by today, & I didn't want to let myself down, so I pushed passed the uncertainty.
Well, I discovered that even though I teach my kids & friends to look past imperfections, and see the positives in people and situations, I have a nasty habit of saying, "what if they don't turn out, What if I make a mistake, What if they don't look nice....." I caught myself "what Ifing" myself yesterday, that is such a terrible habit. No wonder it takes me so long to decide.
So when I get those "What If's..." I need to remind myself that I will never know how something will look, or how to do something, until I try & make mistakes.
This relates to my weight loss, because I "what If'd" myself as well. What If I don't reach my goal during our 10 weeks, for example. Well, I had to keep pushing past my mistakes, and binges, and realize that I will continue to battle the bulge, binge, and bloopers, throughout my life, but I will also need to return to the healthy habits to fit into those pants I tucked away.
So.... It is curtains for the "What If's" and like anything else, they will haunt me, but there will be times, I will ignore them faster and move on.
When the curtains are hung, I'll try to post them.
Hope you all move past your "What if's" quickly, if not, you are not alone in the wonder land of the "What if's."