Contemplating Belly Buttons

December 8th, 2009


I have been contemplating belly buttons.  No, not really.   Oh, okay, maybe a little.  Maybe the bellies that go with the buttons.

I’ve noticed lately that a lot of bloggers have been talking about how they fell off the weight loss wagon and they are very unhappy with themselves. Or they feel like total failures for not having reached an end-of the year goal.

I got to thinking about my own set-backs recently and getting off-track.  Then I had the amazing revelation.  That I was even paying attention and stopping the downward spiral was far more important than the fact I slipped a little.  Before, I would “blow it” and give up.  It might be six months or more before I got unhappy enough to start all over.

This time, since May, I’ve never one time stopped thinking about my goals and this time, I actually REFUSED TO QUIT.

So maybe my goal is to be closer to the below picture but here is a little secret I’ve learned:


AS LONG AS I DON’T QUIT, I WILL GET THERE.  How long it takes me to get there is in my power and NO one elses.  I make choices every day – every hour – that support that goal or undermine that goal.  But if I will keep going forward, even if I do slip backward once in awhile, I WILL GET THERE.

We spend too much time focusing on what we are doing wrong. I say it is past time that we focus on and look for what we are doing right.

5 Responses to “Contemplating Belly Buttons”

  1. CottageGirl says:

    Good for you! Don’t you have to be aware first to make conscience changes? So celery come on .. with an occasional small holiday treat.

  2. Charlotte says:

    I don’t even like thinking about this during the holiday season. I just let go until January!

  3. Ann says:

    I wish my stomach just looked like the 1st picture!!! I’d be very happy.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Love the pictures! Yes, I’m at picture No. 1 right now in my journey LOL

    I’d settle for just a little LESS buldging over the measuring tape. I don’t think I have bones like picture No. 2…… or I’ve never seen them LOL

    Great message Nan!

  5. Leland says:

    True! Never give up! This is subject to change.

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