Friday, May 20, 2011

When the world doesn't end tomorrow...

  There are some people out there who believe that the Rapture is coming tomorrow.  All good souls get whisked off to heaven, some people just die with no afterlife, either good or bad, and the rest are consigned to spend the next 5 months in torment until the Apocalypse (which these same people believe will be  in October).  I'll be spending the morning attending my niece's graduation ceremony at a Christian college, so it'll be  interesting to see a bunch of people just disappear before my very eyes. A little entertainment value before the torment begins.  And no, I don't think I'm going to be one of the 3% (based on serious mathematical calculations) that gets saved.

   Now, I'm not one of the people who believes that tomorrow is the beginning of the end.  I think we're all going to have a nice Saturday, and then wake up on Sunday completely unscathed, laughing a little at ourselves for giving this idea any credence at all.  But the idea of it got me thinking about fresh starts and do-overs.

  For those who read my Facebook page, you'll know that I was upset this morning by the news of a -.6 on the scale.  Because even though my last two weeks haven't been perfect, they've been very close to being so, and I've worked hard.  And the last two weeks on the scale show me a total gain of .2, which is a virtual stay-the-same.  So I'm unhappy about it because I feel I worked harder than is reflected by this number, and had been hoping for a more significant loss to report.  When I started this blog, I wanted to lost 15 lbs to make it to 100 lbs total lost before my trip to San Francisco next month.  As of this writing, I am pretty much exactly where I was then, despite adding new activity, and following the plan basics.    So I realize the I need to go back through my trackers, honestly evaluate the effort I've been putting in, and come up with a new plan.  Because what I'm doing just isn't working, and something has to change so I can make more forward progress.

  Which is why I like the idea of the Rapture in theory.  Sunday represents a chance to start with a clean slate and try something new.  Now don't get all crazy, I'm not planning on just blowing off the days before then...for today and tomorrow I'll continue as I have while I take a breath and contemplate the new direction I need, make a plan and get ready to implement.  I already have some ideas, and can spend some quality time with myself tomorrow writing things down, planning an activity schedule, a pantry/fridge clean-out, some menus and a shopping list.  And when I wake up Sunday with the rest of the world, I'll be all set for my do-over!

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