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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

I was visiting with friends who have become entrenched with dieting.  They have exercise monitors, diet guidelines, look up all foods for calorie content and worry about everything they eat.  It was very frustrating for them to find they were not losing weight at all or very slowly.  Due to disappointment, they decided to splurge and worry about dieting "next week."  I can relate as I am trying to lose weight also.

Many times we have lofty expectations for ourselves and when the bar is extremely high, it is often impossible to achieve our goals.  Sometimes we have to accept our limitations, regroup and begin again with more attainable goals.  Today we can start with being less judgmental of ourselves and others and step forward to stop eating excessively,  stop smoking or using addictive drugs, stop complaining and finding fault with ourselves and others, stop procrastination, stop excessive spending and shopping, stop gambling, stop hurting others with gossip, stop avoiding our lives.  We can identify the addictions of others easily but it is more difficult to find our own.

Today, with God's help, support of our family and friends, church members, support systems, and our own inner resources, we can make today the first day of the rest of our lives!  We just have to fight ourselves, our egos, our pride and our low self esteem.  Today is the day to move forward, one step at a time, with courage and patience! There is nothing stopping us from winning the battle to become who we want to be!

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