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Planting The Mint!

08/31/09 – 3,054

Food Journal – yes

White Food – yes (I stayed away from white sugar, flour, rice, pasta)

Good morning Mintdom!

“When the root is planted deep there is no reason to fear the wind.” –Chinese Proverb

Yesterday was the first day for keeping my food journal.  I am not counting calories or points yet.  I just want to get in the habit of doing the journal first.  One of the issues I have had in the past has been to look up points or calories when I kept a food journal.  I am good the first day or two, but once I get a little behind, I quit.  When I saw this quote this morning, I realized why I failed so many times to keep up a food journal.  What a relief!  Obviously, that root was not planted very deep so for the first 21 days of this journal, I will just write down everything I eat and drink.

Change is difficult for most of us; it is for me, and that is why I write my goals down on paper.  I also keep them in front of me in different ways.  I have my list hanging on my bulletin board, I have the top five on an easel with everyone’s goals from my office, and I have a vision board.  The vision board is now hanging in my garage so I see it every day when I l come and go. I also took a picture of it and it is on my computer.  I just changed it from my desktop.  I need to check my goals against the Chinese Proverb and either plant them deeper or pull them up from the ground, and throw them out!

I think I will start a new vision board too.  It is a nice thing to do, and not difficult. I just took a LOT of magazines, and started tearing pages from them of pictures that matched my goals or that I just liked.  I did not use everything.  Then I began cutting them out and pasting them on a small poster board.  I am sure you can get fancy and shellac it or frame it, but I did not. Here is the one I have on my computer.  You do not have to do a vision board, but I STRONGLY encourage you to write down your goals and/or revisit them often.  It is a GREAT feeling to check them off as you accomplish them!  At the end of last year, I bought the palace that you see at the top of my vision board – while it might not look like the one in the picture to you – it looks JUST like that picture to me!


Before closing today, I want to wish a very Happy Birthday to my sister, Becky.  I remember when you came home from the hospital; you were so tiny.  When my dad (and your dad too!) put his thumb over your wrist, it covered it and then some!  I also remember that when I was standing in the lunch line (hot lunches just went up from 25 cents to 35 cents) and describing you to my friends.  I told them that you were the most beautiful baby in the world, and I was not saying it because you were my sister – it was a fact!  You were beautiful then, you are just as beautiful now – on the inside as well as the outside, and I am not just saying that because you are my sister!

AffirMINTion:  I have a vision for my life

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!

1 thought on “Planting The Mint!”

  1. Happy Birthday sister Becky! Hey Miss Minty thanks for all of the credit in mentioning my help in holding you accountable! Michelle Simons would be proud of you that you are giving credit because we all know how she is:).

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