"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

End Results

Today I did some garden work in the front of my house. I put some pansies and flowering cabbage in my whiskey barrel and a little pot next to it and then I started in on the little area in front of the porch. As I was taking a picture of my work to show my mom (yes, I send pictures of my garden to my parents. [grin]) it hit me...

I planted those red mums a year ago and look how they've grown. They took root, stayed healthy and are close to crowding out the orange mums completely.

They are like any small choice or decision I have made since the beginning of my weight loss journey. They started small and in their own time were good enough, but day by day they have grown into bigger ambitions and capabilities.

The little lonely looking fellow on the right is the new mum I planted today. It's kind of pathetic looking (and I'll actually be separating and spreading the mum wealth to fill in, but for my post today stay with me on this...) but I have to remember that in another year, with good care, it has the potential to become as big as one of those red mums.

Again folks I was reminded that the baby steps we make and solidify in our weight loss journeys will become bigger, more concrete parts of our lives if we'll take care of them and encourage growth in the proper areas.

Every decision to drink that water, skip the treat that doesn't fall within our plan for the moment, stay within calories, points or portions each day, etc. etc. will lead to success in the future.

And while small changes may not look like much at the beginning, the end result will be grand and oh so worth it!

Mud splattered face shot just for fun!!


  1. Awesome post Leah!!!
    Love the pictures.

  2. Very pretty mums! Laughing at the dirty face :D