Humming a Tune in My Head "Maybe This Time"
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
First, a confession - I've never seen Cabaret. But I've heard the song "Maybe This Time" in various places - tv shows, radio, etc. and though it was not written for this purpose, I feel it's a good fit for how I'm feeling right now. Hopeful that I will be able to really do it this time. These lyrics keep going through my mind...
"Not a loser anymore
Like the last time
And the time before
Everybody loves a winner
So nobody loved me;
'Lady Peaceful,' 'Lady Happy,
'That's what I long to be
All the odds are in my favor
Something's bound to begin--
It's got to happen, happen sometime
Maybe this time,maybe this time,
It's good to be hopeful and I'm doing well so far this time. I am determined to make a difference. I have a short term goal to be under 200 pounds and a long term goal to be at my ideal weight. I will be so outrageously happy if I can meet my first goal by my birthday on June 4. Then, I think my long term goal by the following birthday. What a great gift to myself!
One thing I have recently tried which has been helping me is a protein shake in the morning. In the past, I couldn't deal with protein shakes cause it never got mixed enough unless you took the time to blend it and then drink it right away. Recently, my daughter and I found these shaker bottles at Walmart that have a whisk like thing. We make the shakes at night and then in the morning we just grab and go. A few shakes and voila! I don't feel hungry until lunch and so I don't grab donuts or pop tarts or anything sugary in the morning. Yay! A co-worker friend of mine, who is a glass half full kind of gal, said "This is Day 1. I'll check with you in 3 weeks and see if the protein shakes are still helping." I said even if they're not, I'll try something else. :-)
I just keep humming "Maybe This Time" in my head...