Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Alligator Mouth...Tadpole Butt

So this morning I wake up and my Mom says the following..."I read your blog post last night...about self-doubt...Don't do that..."  I truly LOL'd!  She is hilarious!  Simple as that...Don't do that!

 But she further said...less funny...but more important...doubting myself is like doubting that Jesus is right there holding my hand through this Journey (my interpretation of her words). 

True!  So very true.  So it all comes back to Faith...which is why I have the need for Faith flash cards...and why I wear a reminder bracelet. 

Again, let me say this Journey  is HARD...I was thinking the other might have been easier being fluffy, funny and eating whatever I wanted...Fat and Sassy!!!  I know...I is certainly not the best option...but truthfully, it was easier maintaining bad habits...eating my feelings instead of having them. 

But...I know this Journey will pay off...I just need to keep saying that to myself  I just need to get through the awkward, uncomfortable moments and focus on the positive. 

Again...I must reiterate that this undertaking should have come with a warning label...It would have been helpful...just sayin'! 

So as I write this...I have a phrase floating through my is not a particularly dainty phrase...but I have heard it all my life...I am choosing to clean it up a bit.  "Don't let you alligator mouth overload your tadpole butt"...LOL!!! 

I have a big mouth...AND I don't always think before I speak or write...or maybe I think too much, I don't know...regardless, it might behoove me to NOT say some things or share some thoughts at times.  I can be overly exuberant or overly feisty and say things that though they may be true for me, probably should stay with me!! 

Suffice it to say...I have had a few of those moments of the past several months...that you might say I am regretting today.  But to quote a line from one of my favorite movies of all time...You can't take it back...It is already out there!!!  So here is my bottom line... regrets suck and they are a waste of time...So though regrets sometimes do cloud my mind...I found a few quotes (other people's words) that I decided to share...

 “Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.”~ John Wooden

"If I'm sincere today, what does it matter if I regret it tomorrow?” ~Jose Saramago

"Never regret anything you have done with a sincere affection; nothing is lost that is born of the heart" ~Basil Rathbone

So I am posting what has become a kind of theme song for me...I needed to hear it today.  For those that don't know...this song was written about the lead singer's weight loss Journey....I think the depth of the lyrics proves that a weight loss journey should be labeled with a Warning that says...God is not done with you yet!!!

Redeemed-Big Daddy Weave

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