Posted by gum232 on June 29th, 2013 |Filed Under ME | Leave a Comment

If you haven’t figured this out about me I love to write.  In response, or study about the term being “excused” I wanted to share some thoughts. For those that aren’t familiar with the term – as a member of TOPS when you have to miss a weigh-in/meeting your chart is marked “excused.”  I evaluate and look at things differently now when it comes to weight loss and keeping off pounds sensibly.  Therefore I will share some observations from the side of success that are only intended to bring awareness and thought to my health and yours on the topic of being “excused”.

To be “excused” doesn’t necessarily mean that we are “excused” from being accountable for our actions when it comes to the nutrients which we put in our bodies and the physical level that we choose to participate in.  There are reasons that we make the choices that we make. There are temptations that are put before us daily that sometimes we give in to for whatever the situation.  There are regrets for choices perhaps, but should we be “excused”? NO!
When it comes to our health and well-being there are NO EXCUSES!  There are choices and there are results of those choices.  Consequences for our own actions. No one physically makes us do anything that we don’t want to do, or that we don’t “let” them direct us into doing.
Making the right choices for our bodies is not always an easy thing to do but it is our choices that WE have to live with. There is no “excuse” worth more than MY personal well-being, physically and mentally.  Edgar Guest’s poem Myself is one that I chose to pen in calligraphy in high school.  It says no much.
I have to live with myself, and so,
I want to be fit for myself to know;
I want to be able as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye;
I don’t want to stand with the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I’ve done.
I don’t want to keep on a closet shelf
A lot of secrets about myself,
And fool myself as I come and go
Into thinking that nobody else will know
The kind of man I really am;
I don’t want to dress myself up in sham.
I want to go out with my head erect,
I want to deserve all men’s respect;
But here in this struggle for fame and pelf,
I want to be able to like myself.
I don’t want to think as I come and go
That I’m bluster and bluff and empty show.
I never can hide myself from me,
I see what others may never see,
I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself- and so,
Whatever happens, I want to be
Self-respecting and conscience free.
Have a blessed day.  Take care of yourself.  NO EXCUSES!  Only YOU can make the choices for your body.  I am doing it for ME!


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