Hard Earned Wisdom
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
So back on March 3rd, 2015...almost 2 years ago I posted the picture of my Owl friend here for the first time. If you've read my earlier blogs you will know that I started marking my 5 pound weight loss achievements with a new charm on my bracelet. This faithful owl has been waiting all this time to mark my 25 pound loss milestone. So yesterday I finally got the pleasure of adding him to my bracelet. So fitting that it would be the Wise Owl that kept me waiting. The one that represents to me the wisdom I've been learning thru all the ups and downs of my weight loss journey. Below is what I wrote originally about my Wise Old Owl...
From March 2,2015...[Anyway, my Wise Old Owl represents for me all the wisdom that I've learned to date trying to lose weight. I used to think that all the times I've tried and failed at losing weigh or gained it back were failures. And I thought that I was starting over every time I'd start to lose weight after I "quit" and gained. But I realize now there were no failures, nor starting over. This is just one long journey. What I thought were failures were lessons and what I considered new starts were just renewed focus.
My Wise Old Owl reminds me that during this journey I've acquired much wisdom. I know what works. I know what doesn't work. I'm more realistic about what I can and can not do. I've learned tons of skills. I've gotten to know myself better. All this wisdom is what is helping me become successful. I just need to remember to follow what I've learned. My Wise Old Owl is going to help me successfully lose the extra weight for good! ]
So now, almost 2 years later I think these words still ring true. Losing this weight, ever so slowly, and the frustration of having to lose some of it over and over again, is building my resolve to get control of my weight once and for all. I feel confident that I am moving in the right direction. I believe in my ability to lose the weight and keep it off. And I intend to show myself patience as I continue to work my way there!
Happy to have you on my team now Wise Old Owl. I've been waiting a long time for you!
So my next bead, the 30 pound milestone marker is a simple round bead but a very sparkly one. To me it represents "getting my sparkle back". More on that for another day...