Status, Day 50: SW: 470 TW: 387.4 TWL: 82.6 lbs Lbs to Goal: 162.4
The title of today’s blog is a line from one of my favorite songs, “Swinging on a Star” from the late Bing Crosby. As the song goes, “A mule is an animal…it’s back is brawny and it’s mind is weak, it’s just plain stupid with a stubborn streak….or would you rather swing on a star”
It is a great song from a fun, classic movie “Going My Way”.
If you are dealing with a plateau, you have two choices: to stubbornly stick to the way things have been; to fall back on the old way and listen to the old voices saying things like, “I’ve never been able to lose weight,” or “I guess it’s just genetic,” or “Well, what they say is true, once you get past forty you just can’t lose weight.” The excuses are plenty, they even have the hint of science and rationale to go with them. Or you can trudge on, trust the system and belive for a breakthrough.
Over the past two weeks, I have thought about throwing in the towel several times. Thinking that this had run its course and I needed to change things. Or that this just wasn’t the path for me. But I didn’t. You see, deep down inside I did want to “Swing on a Star”.
I can’t do both. I can’t swing and go around braying like a donkey; they are mutually exclusive activities. So, I’ll choose to swing and for today, now that the plateau is appaantly broken, I will go through whistling this tune on my juicing journey.
Wherever you are on this journey, whether you are just starting out, you started but ended up at a detour, you have run your race and are doing a victory lap, or you are facing your own challenge along the way. You can do this. “You can be better than you are, You could be swinging on a star!”
Juice On; Join the Journey!