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THERE'S ONLY SO MUCH YOU CAN CONTROL!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010



Here I am, sitting in my house, watching the snow fall STEADILY outside. I've checked LaGuardia Airport so many times on weather.com that my fingers are starting to hurt. I've planned a trip for 37 to Costa Rica for 1 1/2 years now. Everything is in place, the kids are psyched, the chaperones all packed and ready to head to the bus...but we have to accept the fact that there's a really good chance that our flight will be postponed or canceled, and that, of course will affect our next flight, and the timing of our arrival in Costa Rica.

I keep telling myself that I can't control everything...and unfortunately, weather is one of the topics over which I HAVE NO CONTROL. So, I must do what my husband, friends, and colleagues have been telling me -- relax, know that I've done all I can, and I will be in Costa Rica sometime very soon. Perhaps this could be a good lesson for the kids too...attitude...learning that everything doesn't always go perfectly, and we need to learn to be flexible. (I will probably need to remember that as I stand in long lines at the airport, especially if I'm trying to find new flights for all of us.)

Those thoughts can very easily be adapted to my life and weight loss. There is much in weight loss that I CAN control...it's not like the weather! I can control my portion size, the types of food I eat, the amount of time I exercise or walk...and when things go badly, ATTITUDE is very important. I need to pick myself up, decide what needs to be done, and do it.

So, wish me luck, everyone...with my trip to Costa Rica and on my journey through weight loss.
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  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    Oh, I hope you got to go! Great insight about what we can & cannot control.
    4085 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2562942
    What a great attitude! Good luck to you. Be sure to tell us all aboiut the trip when you get home!
    4088 days ago
  • SMYLEERED
    Enjoy your vacation in Costa Rica! Can hardly wait to hear about it after you return.
    4088 days ago
  • BIBS4664
    Wishing you luck, wonderful weather when you arrive....and huge attitude of hopefulness...oh, and a few pound droppage!!! have fun.
    4089 days ago
  • MRYTYLER
    I hope you make it to Costa Rica on time. What a good lesson to all of us.
    4089 days ago
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