Monday, December 06, 2010
I have heard and seen so many people blame laziness on their disability. I am not saying any one is lazy on here so please do not get me wrong.
I am referring to myself actually.
I used to sit in my lazy boy and play games and eat whatever and do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted.
I would have my wife bring me this or that . Do not get me wrong I went to the bathroom and got stuff for myself when she was not around and if the kids were in bed...
Yes something is different now.
I decided to try my best and make our life better.
I changed many of my habits .
Old habit - Having wife or kids grab me a pop or just about anything.
New habit- No more gophers -99% of the time i go get things myself now.
Still working on 100%
Old habit -have wife make herself and kids meals 85% of the time ..even if she has to go to work that day.
New Habit- Cook my own weight control meals and the kids lunch and dinner myself
(they usually eat cereal for breakfast)
Old habit-spend even when she said we were broke and tell her to not worry about it.
New habit- Cut coupons , shop sales conserve energy in many ways I would have never known ( Living Life On a shoestring -team) before Spark and some I knew but was too lazy to actually do.
Old Habit- No budget ,just say it will all be OK and listen to my lovely wife be sad over all her hard work not going near as far as it should . This includes my blowing money on whatever game or toy i want.
New Habit- working with the wife to decide on purchases before hand and budgeting all phases of our life.
Old habit- Play online games 12 to 14 hours somedays..Hey I was good somedays and limited myself to only 6 to 8 come on!
New habit- Online game canceled due to lack of interest and others on the online not having time for a part time player... Spending more time being a active father and doing things with my family. Game time went from 60 to 100 hours a week to I do not know may be 6 a week. With 0 online.
Old habit- Eating frozen meals in my chair and drinking 3 two liter bottles of diet cherry coke a day .
New habit - Having a large glass mug next to my lazy boy full of water and drinking 8 to 10 glasses of the clean stuff a day. We go monthly or bi monthly to a free spring and fill up jugs.
Eating ..well i probably save a hour a day in the amount of time i am not eating or preparing food for myself. I eat at the table with the family more and more.
Old habit- complain about exercising and not watch what I eat .
New habit- log everything I eat (over 70 days in a row now) and have to stop for my kids ..needing a breather on our walks.
Old habit- Bad blood pressure 130 over 90 (just a little may be i shoulda waited till it got higher?)
New habit-Watching my blood pressure go down 100 over 63 resting the other day!
Old habit- Being the heavy guy - 313 pounds
New habit- Being the guy on a journey to look back at the heavy guy and be grateful he decided to change!
271 pounds and feeling better every day!
I thank God for giving me the strength every day.
Then I get up and ACT !
I do things now !
Join me ?