Thank you Carrie Wilkerson for the inspiration for today’s blog. I have been battling weight for as long as I can remember… my first diet was about the 8th grade with the hard boiled egg and grapefruit diet. Most recently I have lost over 100+ pounds with the help of Weight Watchers. But knowing my numbers on the scale are not the only numbers I need to know…..
See before you can make a change in your life – You MUST know your numbers! The scale is an easy measure during a weight loss journey but there are other numbers which are important….
What about your debt? Or when your business is stuck? Or even when relationships are stale? Do you know YOUR numbers for these things as well?
The numbers are facts and data you can’t ignore if you are going to focus on your dreams and make changes in your life. Things never change or we slip deeper into debt or gain more weight or even loose business because we make the choice to ignore the numbers. Are you like the ostrich who sticks his head in the sand thinking things will “work themselves out” or have you given up altogether thinking “That’s just how things are.”
***If you’re in debt…….Know TO THE PENNY what you owe and the interest rate. (It’s probably more than you think).
***If you’re broke….Know TO THE PENNY what your monthly bills are, where your spend too much, what your income is or ISN’T and write it down. It will be the SMACK in the head you need to make a change.
***If you’re overweight or over-fatigued or out of time, spiritually distant or in stale relationships….do the discovery, find the data and make it real.
When you stop ignoring the truth and know your numbers – you can make a change!
Now, I’m not talking about a major overhaul in ever aspect of your life. Start with a few little tweaks and changes to move from the scary numbers to a better place. You will be surprised at the changes which will occur when you are in the HABIT of KNOWING your NUMBERS…you can be encouraged and celebrate the successes as they start adding up for you!!
Accepting my highest weight (295 pounds) was a reality check for me. It was the moment when I knew I wanted something different. Thus began the LONG journey of heathy eating and portion control. Did it happen over night? NO! Is it an ongoing battle to stay focused on the number on the scale? YES! The difference is now I believe in myself and am able to make the small changes.
I will admit owning my debt is a little tougher… the old inner gremlins (or my personal ostrich in the sand) says “don’t worry, be happy”. I KNOW my numbers for my debt, my income and the crazy interest rates on my debt. I am making small changes but just like my weight loss journey, it is a work in progress.
I believe in you even if you don’t believe in yourself…. What numbers do YOU need to figure out to make a change in your life?
Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!