Wow, thanks for all the comments on my "There's always tomorrow" posting. I love reading all the different points of view. And it is always healthy for me when someone disagrees with me, thanks Tina. Tina made a really good point, what will I say when I have an oops. I never really thought about that and at this point I don't know. My main thing is going to be trying to live in the moment, one day at a time. Sometimes I get to focused on the future and don't do enough today.
Tina, thank you for your input, I can definitely see where it is a step forward for you and if it works then keep on doing it. I think what set me off on the train of thought was when I was cleaning up my blog list of sites that I follow. As I stated in a previous posting if there is no posting for 2 weeks (providing there are extenuating circumstances such as illness or vacation) then I delete the blog from my list. I do this for 2 reasons: 1) it means that the person was not serious about making a lifestyle change and 2) I get no encouragement if there are no postings no matter how negative.
A lot of us started blogging for different reasons, but the ultimate goal was weight lose. I go back and read some of the entries to see where things might have gone wrong for them and see if there are things that I am doing that mirror their actions. The one comment that I have been reading over and over on the blogs that are now not posting was "there's always tomorrow". Remember Stacey, wonder where she has gone, how she is doing and obviously she has not found her tomorrow. We all kind of connected off of her blog but that is all we have in common with her now because we are still going strong.
4 oz yogurt
8 oz grapefruit sections
1 yellow pepper
1 tablespoon low cal dressing
1/2 cup canned madarine oranges
2 cheese sticks
3/4 cup Thai shrimp
1 cup cucumber slices
Thanks Tina for your words of wisdom. You are right that when we get down at the end of the day it's ok to say there's always tomorrow. But I think when it comes to using it as an excuse to fill one's face with food it's an easy out. At least I know for me it is. I can always justify my eating by thinking I can start over again tomorrow. Problem is it sometimes takes me a long time to get to tomorrow. I want to start on a day divisable by 5, I'll start at the beginning of the month, on a birthday, a holiday, the middle of the month, Sunday is always a good day to start.........and so on goes the million and one reasons why I can't start today. What the heck is wrong with starting today and sticking with it. Sounds like something I need to do.