Weigh-in Wednesday: Mindset

Wondering about my mindset.

Here’s the thing. My jeans are tighter than this time last year. I want to care. I want to do something about that. I know how.

But mostly I ignore it.

I worked hard for the weight loss. I LOVE feeling stronger and healthier. I don’t want to go back to less energy, less health, less wholeness.

annieBut here I am–breaking one of my most successful mindsets. Instead of taking each moment and making the next good decision, I’m putting it off until tomorrow.

Tomorrow I’ll start back on a routine for strengthening. Next week I’ll get more walks in. It’s too late in the evening for a snack? Tomorrow I’ll care. Pass the mashed potatoes, please. I don’t want any more veggies.

I can almost hear Annie singing to my body, “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I’ll love ya, tomorrow. It’s only a day a way!”

Ugh . . .



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14 thoughts on “Weigh-in Wednesday: Mindset

  1. paulfg November 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Loving the honesty – so applicable to so many ways of living!

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm Reply

      Well, honest I am. Let’s see if I can return to disciplined I am. lol

  2. Julie Harris November 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm Reply

    I lost 100 lbs about 12 years ago. I can honestly say it is a daily struggle for me. I can completely relate to your post today :). His grace is sufficient for me…His mercies are new every morning! And now I, too, am singing the song from Annie!! Be blessed!

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm Reply

      Wow!! 100 hundred pounds is amazing!! And yes, I don’t know what I’d do without mercies that are new every morning! Thank you for the reminder. I knew when I began this journey it would be for life. But it’s still a pain that this is true!!

  3. realchange4u November 12, 2014 at 1:22 pm Reply

    I needed that. No more after seven snacks for this fellow. He is sneaky, we are weak, God is strong. Lord help us to stay on a healthy course. That our souls as well as are bodies are fed with the food you desire for us.

    Praying Paula

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm Reply

      Sure appreciate your prayer, Tom. Maybe that’s why yesterday I ate so healthy and skipped that evening snack myself!

  4. Cynthia November 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm Reply

    It really is a struggle. I have to remind myself how miserable I was and say “no, I don’t want to go back there!”

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm Reply

      I keep telling myself that, my friend. Let’s do this together!

  5. Sherry Bibb November 13, 2014 at 1:04 am Reply

    Yep, that about sums it up.

  6. Sue Todd November 14, 2014 at 12:07 am Reply

    I know exactly what you’re talking about, Paula! When I lost 30 lbs. a few years ago I was so focused. Somewhere along the way I completely lost that focus. Slowly, I am getting it back. It just takes one little decision in the right direction and then one more and one more and on and on. My prayers are with you, my friend, because I know the struggle.

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 14, 2014 at 2:41 am Reply

      Thank you, dear Sue! Yes. One decision at a time. . . that’s how I lost the 55 and how I need to return to a healthy mindset. Thank you for your prayers. They are so important.

  7. Marie Keates November 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm Reply

    I know the feeling 😦

    • Paula Moldenhauer November 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm Reply

      I’m glad to have the solidarity, but wish this wasn’t such a wide spread struggle for so many of us!

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