Thursday, August 28, 2008


I had a mini moment today. I read a quote :

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, they make them."
-- George Bernard Shaw

I wrote this after I read that...

I have the choice. I can choose to give into the moment and eat garbage "food"- and stay where I am, OR I can choose to ingest healthy "fuel" and keep my body functioning with what it needs. Ultimately, I have the choice. PMS is a circumstance, a moment, an obstacle. I can give in or make choices to overcome. My job is a struggle, but a circumstance and an obstacle. I can allow myself to be overwhelmed and let it take away my inner joy or I can rise above. An unhealthy environment does take its toll, but I have to focus on the positive. Obsessing about all the negative things that have happened or might happen does me no good. Perhaps I am perpetuating the negative cycle by my thoughts alone!?! So, yeah, I'm taking some responsibility on that.

PMS has been stupid this week. I have another experience to talk about as well, but that will have to wait. I am tired of fighting the wrong fights. I am just going to stay positive and keep moving!

For some reason breakfast has been filling me up. I can barely finish my 1/2c oats. Weird. Of course I am starving later, but I have been doing well on food. Usually 5 meals instead of 6, but that's way better than 3! I got on the scale this morning and it said I was up 6 lbs! Whaaa?? 6 lbs from yesterday night?? Something ain't right I tell ya! I was able to laugh and not freak out. I am PMSing after all. I'm in camel-mode and no amount of water seems to help flush me out. I just keep peeing and drinking and peeing and drinking- yet I still retain.... *blah* I figure by Monday's weigh-in I should be good. My clothes still feel looser yet so.... who knows??

Off to work.... yikes I'm late!!


Britishlady said...

I'm so glad you just laughed about the 6lbs-there's absolutely NO WAY you could have gained 6lbs over night..that's just plain crazy!

I enjoyed reading your quote...these circumstances will not get you down, but you have to make that conscious decision not to let them

Keep your head up girl and continue to fight for what you want.

Evelyne said...

Absolutely positively!!! That's it right there. CHOICES. Everyday, every minute, every second, there is a decision you are making. I think once we realize that, things start to get easier.

That quote was really good too. I need to copy it and post it all over my house!

Health Girl said...

Thanks for the positives and encouragement. I'm glad that quote was helpful for you ladies. It definitely was for me. :)