Is My Plate Full?

So, as I sit at the kitchen table, across from Norm reading the paper, I look for New Year’s Eve movies to see after our reserved dinner at Milestones on the inner harbour. Milestones, that’s ironic in the true sense.  New Year’s Eve is classically a milestone marking the beginning of a new year.  How will that be any different?  Will I be different?  Older? Yes! Smarter? Yes (even though I will probably forget more than I learned I will be using the right stuff)! Will I solve the problems of the world???  Hell, no!  I have enough on my plate –   Actually a little too much on my plate, literally and figuratively. 

This should (no, I’m not shoulding on myself but on the world) be the time to re-evaluate life.  What am I doing right?  What am I doing wrong? What am I ignoring? What can I change? And what can I write about to get people thinking and laughing?????

I’ve signed up for a speakers bureau.  I am pretty good at workshops and teaching and helping people learn a wide variety of things. I could probably teach the entire nutritional regimen given to diabetics with sincerity and personal anecdotes. I believe in it! If we all ate a healthy balanced diet in realistic portions at the correct intervals – we would be so healthy and not need supplements of any type.  Yes, I know this and teach it but – do I do what I teach???  Sometimes.

So, what is on my plate?  Work, swimming, family, TV, my kids, volunteering, friends, Norm and my computer. None of this is in any special order in case you were judging me, but anyone who knows me will tell you my thoughts never go in a straight line.  That’s what makes me fun and unpredictable.  My other plate is smaller with broccoli rice and a very small pork chop on it. I hardly ever use the big dinner plates anymore.  I don’t eat a lot at one sitting.  It’s ironic that my physical needs are actually a really good blueprint for my actions in real life.  Smaller servings of stuff that is good for me. Stop when I’m full. Think before I choose something to put on my plate.  Think before I open my mouth (and I really need to do this one in every sense)!!!

I like the idea of giving advice and people taking it.  A counsellor once asked me what I would advise myself to do.  I said, “Don’t lie to yourself! And charge the going rate.” It was a great exercise and if there is one thing I DO need on my plate, it’s more exercise. I got a great book about 60 walks around Greater Victoria.  It’s now on my list (plate?) to do them all in some way, shape or form.

I’ll probably have some ideas for New Year’s Eve, too.  Thanks for listening. ;D  Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on December 29, 2011.

2 Responses to “Is My Plate Full?”

  1. Oh, Diane.: You give great advice, but “what am I doint right and wrong”? Man you are putting a lot of pressure on yourself. What is it they say – if your aren’t making mistakes, you aren’t doing anything new! (I guess I am doing a lot of new things lately…) Live in the moment … let go of the past. Of course I can’t follow my own advice …. “as much as I try to be an easygoing, stretch your wings and fly type…I just can’t stop trying to burst people into flames with my mind…”

    Have a wonderful New Year – full of funky hor d’ouvres and spicy tapas on that plate of yours. You are authentic, you are fun and you are loved!

    Love ya! Dale

    • Hell, yes! Thanks so much. I’m feeling the love! Living the metaphor! And I totally can relate to flaming people. I heard that women do it way more than men. I am a firm believer in the idea that there is a silver (I would prefer gold) lining in every cloud! Today you are my platinum!
      Love you right back!

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