Dear Heavenly Father,
Today I am a bit sore. It is also my last day of physical therapy. I look forward to doing the exercises that has been given to me. Right now, I might have to modify it. I wasn't sure I was going to finish all of my sessions but I did. I am so sore from the exercises and the weights that were put on me. This isn't the first time that I completed a physical therapy session. In fact, this was my second. Being there was far more of a motivation session that even the first. I looked at myself in the mirror what I saw I didn't like. I have to admit that. I had no issue with the person looking back at me. I did and still do have an issue with her appearance. I saw a person who needed and wanted to lose weight.
This time I was going to do something about it. I finally did. Right now, while it hasn't been smooth sailing, I am actually learning to deal and actually dealing with the issues that I have. I could have chosen to go to Weight Watchers meetings. I lost weight so far so I must be doing something right. That is what I need to focus on. A lady gave me some fantastic advice. This has become my motto: direction not perfection. I am new to this third time I joined Weight Watchers and one of the reasons for past failures and frustrations was that I was overwhelmed.
I have to deal with being overwhelmed. For years I was stressed out and I do now wonder how much of a toll stress has taken on me. I realize that the direction I am going and have to continue going, is forward or northward. My goal was for the perfect day or the perfect weight. The truth is I had no set goal. The good news is now I do. There are things that would go a long way into losing weight and a set goal is a large one. As a person who has a "perfectionist" personality, I began to give up on myself. I finally realized that the answer to consistency in losing weight is to not only persevere but to expect and embrace the positives of this journey. I love this going the long way as if I were a tortoise. I now see the big picture by taking a few small steps.
In Jesus' name,