Monday, September 5, 2011

All Around ME...

Lately, it seems that some of the things I've read, heard or seen are pointing me in a common direction....A direction that I kind of understand, but cannot always stay focused on  and that thing is.....


I've heard if you see yourself there, you will get there.....Decide something for your life and you've got it....Think yourself thin ~ Have you heard that one before?.....Have faith!

I'm trying to be positive...think life purposely and always moving forward toward my goals.  I'm trying to visualize what and how I want things to be. I kind of get there, but I always have this little seed of doubt hanging around.

I can't just give in and say, with no doubt that I will reach my health and fitness goals. I'm like 96% in....4% of me says, "You're never going to make it...." "Failure!"....."You don't have what it takes!".....

Now I know I can get 100% faith that things will happen. I've done this before. I can remember 2 times in my life, that I made my mind up, got my attitude right and those 2 things happened. I HAD NO DOUBT!!!  But I just can't seem to muster up a 100% positive attitude that I can get this weight off or reach my goals!!!

Do you struggle with this....Is it even necessary to reach 100% assurance that this can be done? Is it OK to have a smidgen of doubt?

Keep focused!


  1. I think having a smidge of doubt is healthy, especially at this point of your journey. For me, it gives me something to fight against. Yes, there is a lot of doubt. Yes, there is a chance I'll go back. Yes, there is part of me resistant to throw out my old clothes in case I need them again.

    But am I going to let that happen? No!

    You've come this far. Just keep on going. You can do it!

  2. Thanks for stopping by ! I try to be a positive person but beleive my I have had my days. I struggled with depression almost 2 years ago then one day I decided enough was enough. I couldn't live in a negative world no more. I changed some things in myself and started focusing on the good qualities and you know life got better. Then more positive things started happening as well.

    If you know you can get there, why are you doubting yourself ? For me to focus each day, I wake up and say out loud..."today is going to be a good day" or "today I will eat healthy". Try it and see what happens :)

    Have a wonderful day !!

  3. I've been noticing the same thing - and was guilty of it myself for a while. I tell myself, "Just keep your eyes on the prize, stay focused!" And it works. :)

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

    I absolutely have doubts when it comes to being successful in this journey. I mean, I've failed so many times before. But this time I feel different. I've stuck to it longer than ever before, I've been EXCITED to step on the scale to see the progress I know I have achieved...I think my mindset is what is helping me get through it this time. I'm losing the weight to help me achieve another goal I have in my become a mom. And becoming a mom is so important to me that I'm not going to let anything get in my way!

  5. I've never had 100% certainty on this journey, but I've given 100% commitment anyway. I'm a firm believer in "fake it til you make it" here. :)

  6. I have moments of doubt...but knowing that you know you will, it makes all the difference. You can't let teh negative voice win. Just keep going the way you have been and you will get there!

  7. I have doubts all the time but when you get on a roll you get to see the finish line and the doubts will fade.Your doing great!

  8. I have to agree with Chris.. don't let those doubts win.

    I have doubts come a-knocking at my door all the time. Most of the time I don't invite them in for a tea party! Let alone let em move in and unpack! Kick em out, is what I have to remind myself to do. I DO have a choice as to whether or not I believe the lie.

    I truly believe that the battle is won or lost between the ears. And while it may take us longer or shorter to get there... if we do NOT quit, we can get there.

    Remember... the SuperHeroes of weight loss are simply farther down the road as some of us. So, don't compare yourself to them. When you get all your stuff worked out, and it "clicks", you'll be one, too!

    People sometimes forget this is a process. Some are faster or slower, some started sooner or later... but I believe we CAN get there.

    Ever hear of Pastor John Hagee?? He used to say something that annoyed me so much... prolly cuz it's true, LOL! He said it's almost always not a matter of "can't", but a matter of "won't".

    Once we find our path, and work out our method, alls left is to do... and I don't think we have to have it all ironed out perfectly, with 100% hot-shot belief before we can DO the doing.... ya know?? Because the more we DO, the more we will believe, because we will have created a New History to prove to ourselves we can DO it. :-D

    Yes, I believe the best way is to "see" it first... but until I totally See It, I'll continue to just DO it.

    Okay, I'll shut up now.... off to bed. :-)


  9. Yes, Joy, I struggle too, but we can do it. I know we can because we're strong women who have great life experience. It will work for us, if we let it, and remember all of the other times that we have overcome sadness, loss, physical problems, family problems, illness--just to name a few. We figured out how to make things work. It's what we're so very good at. Hang in there!