OK….I have a question. If you have a driver’s license that lists your weight and height, are they accurate? If not, are they off by 10%, 20%, Yikes! 30% or more??? If so, join the club. Supposedly, most women lie about their weight and men lie about their height. Not all states require the weight part, but I wonder why we have such an important document that we feel the need to avoid the truth?!! Do you think that when other people look at our license that they check the weight or height and then snicker to themselves? Obviously, it’s not important to DMV because I’ve never had to “weigh in” for them. Have you? Oh the horror, right?!!
What I find interesting about the weight part is that we know we need to lose weight, but feel the need to avoid dealing with it even when it comes to being a responsible and honest, license-carrying citizen. I wonder if we had to weigh in at the DMV when we renewed our license if we would even avoid renewing it….kind of like we do when we need to go to the doctor. How many of you have tried to make great effort to lose a pound or more the week or two before your doctor’s appointment? I’m raising my hand because I’ve sure been there. I even try to find the very lightest weight clothing sometimes….no heavy jeans or boots are on my body when I step on that scale!! Let’s get honest…..
Monday Gets on the Scale
I went through years of professing my weight (the one of my choosing) to DMV or anyone else that asked, knowing that it was a huge exaggeration. I knew I needed to lose weight and get healthy, but I continued to live in the fiction world. Why did I wait so long to do anything about it?? I still can’t answer that question. I guess we all have to “hit that wall” that makes us “look in the mirror” to make changes in our lives. I am very thankful that I found info about the Paleo lifestyle this year. I can say honestly that I am finally at the weight that I have proclaimed for years and less than I have weighed in at least 15 years or more. What ‘clicked’ I wonder? What makes us throw those bad habits out the window?
It is really intriguing to me to see someone seem to change, literally, overnight. They do all the things that are wrong for them and then suddenly, one day, all the “lessons” they have been given miraculously make sense. I wonder if it is something cosmic-like…..if all the stars are aligned in a certain manner and we “receive” information…that info suddenly will get absorbed??!! Any scientist out there that can answer that question? I have a bunch of other issues to work on too, so maybe I could start planning for that cosmic-alignment moment now.
What would you like to change about yourself?
How close are you to your DMV weight?
And, yes, what do you have on your “list” that you have not ever checked off?
I wonder what is going to have to happen in your life to get you to “look in the mirror” and see the reality.
Are you ready to change?
Well, whatever you would like to happen, be sure to stop saying: “Oh, I could never give that up”, or “I just don’t have time” or even “I’ll work on that next year.”
How about changing your mantra to “I Matter” or “I care about myself” or even “I love myself”. It is amazing to me to talk to people who are not able to say this to themselves…..AND they don’t know that others care about them either.
So today…..I’m saying it for you. I’m going to tell you the truth because I care.
YOU MATTER…..YOU ARE A GOOD PERSON…..YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY BEING THE BEST PERSON YOU CAN BE!!
Did you hear me???!!
Are you ready to start? Repeat after me….
I Matter. I Matter. I Matter.
Now, take the next step and make changes. What do you see in the mirror?
Pretend the planets are in alignment and you can
do anything you want to do…..starting today…now!!
You can do it.