One Day At A Time
~ POSITIVE THINKING ~
“We could accomplish many more things
if we did not think of them as impossible”
from his “Lettres à M. de Malesherbes
I have spent a lifetime dieting. My life can be easily separated into two sections: the dieting periods and the non-dieting, or binge periods. When I first start losing weight, I am positive about it, to the point where, if I go clothes shopping, I even buy things in smaller sizes because soon I won’t be as big as I am. This works fine while I’m losing weight, but when I reach a plateau and remain at the same weight level for a while, or even worse, gain a bit, I start to think that I’ll never lose the weight I need to lose, that my sticking to a “diet” for the rest of my life is nigh to impossible.
Well, with stinking thinking like this, I’m defeated before I’ve even started. Through this program, I’ve learned that anything is possible. First of all, it’s true that sticking to a diet for the rest of my life would be an impossible feat, but in program we don’t “go on diets.” We follow a sensible eating plan, and this plan should be flexible enough that it IS something we can follow indefinitely. Secondly, I have to correct my time spans. Instead of thinking of it as “the rest of my life,” I have the option to think of it as “One Day at a Time,” and we can do anything for just one day, can’t we?
One day at a time …
I remember that’s all it takes…one day at a time.
Oh this one will be fun, and difficult, not in the happy sense of fun either, more of the long drawn out painful sense of fun. This is tomorrow already, give you any idea of the nature of fun?
The idea is to think positive, find the upside of things in each difficult situation, and then build on it.
I need to calm down, I need to learn to not take it personally. I need to learn how to do five hours of work in one, and to not stress about it at all while getting it done.
Rather than keeping on in a negative vein, here’s Monty Python…
So, one day at a time,
Cheers and DFTBA.
Duke of Chaos