Before you get all excited – and also have me committed – I have not signed up for a marathon! I am afraid that I am one of those people that see no point in running somewhere if you can walk…hill walking = yes, rambling = yes…I was going to say ‘street walking’ but that is an entirely separate form of Body Magic!
The marathon that I am referring to is the afternoon that I spent with my lovely friend. We met for lunch, but ended up being there for six hours…all of which was spent talking. I hardly managed to eat my lunch as we were chatting so much! It was marvellous! She is now fully appraised of the updates in my life, and I am up to date with the goings on in her life.
After writing last night about needing some time out, this afternoon was just the tonic – even though we did briefly touch on weight issues…hers though, not mine for a change!
Tonight’s post is going to be short and sweet…as I am shattered after my marathon!
There are a couple of things that I had clarified today that I thought I would share with you – and they are fairly short and sweet too…courtesy of the the minds of myself and my friend…
#1 – We are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for.
#2 – Nobody ever has their shit together…we all have problems, even if they are not immediately apparent.
The reason that I say that we are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for is that I had lost my mojo for a while, and it felt like the end of the world. I thought that I was useless, and that my life was destined to be spent on the sofa with me eating myself to death and feeling sorry for my lot in life. Gradually, I pulled myself out of the hole that I was in. I literally was at the point of no return. However, I gave myself a kick up the arse and realised that my situation could change. I didn’t have a terminal illness…I was creating one. I didn’t have to hide myself away…I was choosing to do it. I didn’t have to eat the rubbish that I was eating…I chose to shovel it in.
I also chose to do something about my situation. I now realise that what seemed so impossible is no longer impossible. I realise that I am far stronger than I give myself credit for. I also realise that I need to give myself this credit…I am the one that has turned my life around. I have done this…and if I can do something like that, then I can sure as hell get the ideas that I have had burning away in my mind for years off the ground. I now realise my worth and I am going to stop giving credit to other people for doing the things that I know I can do myself. If I get all ‘rah-rah’ about it…I am going to take my fecking power back and keep it. I am not going to let myself get walked all over again, and I am not going to let my life spiral out of control again.
And the reason that I say that nobody has their shit together…is because they don’t! I know many people who talk a good talk…who create a certain impression that they are definitely not living up to privately. I used to look at these people, before I really knew them, and wish that I could have it all together like they did…but it really isn’t the case.
Everyone has their issues. The persona that you are treated too is often not the full story. I read a quote the other day that made me smile – it said, “We are all being judged by someone who isn’t even close to having their own shit together.” A truer word has never been spoken!
That’s all I have to say really – just realise your capability and stop comparing yourself to others…especially when they are busy doing the same thing. The only person that you need to compare yourself against is the person that stares back when you look in the mirror – be the best you that you can be. You are worthy of treating yourself with some compassion…but realise how much that you could achieve, and go for it!
Other than my marathon lunch today, I managed to get to see the horses, spent and hour or so with my Dad catching up, took my other half to the station and picked him up for the football…and I am planning on watching some more Jack Bauer soon.
Breakfast: Omelette (2 x HEA).
A good food day! A lovely omelette for breakfast – bacon, mushroom, onion, spinach, tomato and cheese. Lunch was a good choice off the menu at the pub – I asked for no bread and had the dressing on the side…which I didn’t eat. Dinner was a combo that I probably won’t make again…but it tasted okay – the butternut squash was not eaten…I have saved over half of it for tomorrow. And I finally got my proper cheese toasties – toasted rolls, Marmite, mushrooms, spinach and cheese…a truly lovely combo.
Exercise: Absolutely nothing but my mouth!
Thank you for reading…I hope Saturday has been good to you,
Weight Loss Bitch xxx