Friday, January 10, 2014

ACTION!

It has been 1 year, 10 months and 23 days since I paid any attention to my lonely little blog (that's 694 days - REALLY?).  I must admit there are long periods where I don't even think about it, which is great because then I'm not kicking myself for not writing here.  I mean gee, if I define myself as a writer, I could at least write on my blog, right?  Well today I'm a writer because I'm writing here!

Looking back over some of the last few posts I did, I'm immediately struck by how much my life as changed.  For one thing, I can see from the pictures is that I have lost an appreciable amount of weight - I'd estimate that I weigh 45 pounds less than I did then, and that's a big deal!  Today I am a Weight Watcher, and I still have about 35 pounds to get to my goal, but I'm on the road, and I am taking ACTION!

Speaking of ACTION, I have chosen this as my One Little Word for 2014.  I am a champion thinker, planner, dreamer, "imaginer," but often I neglect the last step of ACTION.  Even with only 10 days elapsed in this year, I've made a good start.  Here are a couple of things I've already done:

-  Joined Tangie Baxter's Art Journal Caravan at Scrapbookgraphics.  This is something I participated in for the years 2010 and 2011, and when Tangie said this was the last year she was going to do the Caravan I decided to take it on for this year too.  (If you browse back far enough in my blog you'll see some of the pages I created in those years.)  I only just joined, so have not yet done any pages, but I woke up in the night several times last night with ideas.  There are amazing prompts to use as a jumping-off spot each week, great inspiration from the other Caravaners, tutorials for both digital and hybrid art journaling (hybrid is using a combination of digital and physical products to create your journal pages), and wonderful friendships and camraderie.  Hopefully I will be posting some of my pages for this year on my lonely little blog, so stay tuned!

- Trying the new Weight Watchers Simple Start plan, where you choose from a list of foods that you can eat to satisfaction, rather than counting points.  This is my first day with this new plan, so we will see next week how it works.

- Joined an online book club studying the book that is studying What Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of SoulWhat Are You Hungry For?: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul, by Deepak Chopra.   I love his writing and hope this will be a growth experience.

- Doing something at the time I think of it, instead of thinking "Oh, I need to do such and such" and then putting it off, and off, and off, and off until there are some sort of negative consequences.

I know there are more - like the fact that I actually wrote on the blog today instead of thinking I "should" write on it.

So anybody want to wager on how often I actually write here? LOL!

Love and peace to everyone!


1 comments:

FranHB said...

It makes me happy to see the happiness come right thru your words, out of your computer and into mine. Keep writing, I look forward to it! And remember, blogging is 'posed to be fun! :) I know 2014 is going to be so good for us!! xoxo

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