Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Life gives us feedback based on what we put into it. You know what I'm talking about. You give a little extra at work, you get a raise come review time. You water your garden and weed it, you get to enjoy flowers and veggies. You spend time with your family, a bond is created. You invest in your marriage, you have happy years to come. I'm not so naive to think that this always holds true. Bosses are stingy. Seeds don't germinate. Children rebel. Marriages hit rough patches. I get it. But what I'm saying is, most of the time, you reap what you sow.

I've been mulling this over a lot lately. As my kids get older and their little personalities really start to shine, I see some of the fruits of what we've put in. It makes me realize even more that I need to be purposeful in my intentions when I interact with them. I need to be intentional in my relationships with others. I know the kind of feedback I want to get in all these areas in my life, and yet, I still get frustrated when I put in time and energy that is sub par. It takes effort, but the feedback you get in all areas of your life, do reflect the attention you give it.

This completely ties in with my weight loss journey. For the last 2 weeks, I've given my eating habits less than my all and it has shown. Remarkable. This week I gained .8#'s - my 2nd gain in the 15 wks I've been doing this. But it's feedback. I'm not mad at the program. I own it. And this week WILL be different. Not just in my effort to get healthy. But I plan to be more intentional. More purposeful. In all areas of my life.

On my plate this week. Wrapping! ooh la la I've got bins and totes full of gifts that need wrapping, and I need to "wrap up" my holiday shopping too. I also need to shop for a new swim suit for our annual trip to the Dells... da-da-daaaaa {did you hear that doom and gloom music??} I hate hate hate shopping for swim wear, even down 20#'s it's not appealing to be in the dressing room under fluorescent lighting. eek! Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Terry said...

As usual, love reading your posts -- so insightful and it's easy to see that you really think deeply about these issues.

And, BTW, I don't think it matters what size a woman is -- NOBODY likes trying on swimwear under those florescent lights!!

But you are beautiful and I'm very proud of both your progress and the fact that you "own" the whole thing! Love you.....Mom