Thursday, April 25, 2013
I have been listening to SparkRadio and I think it is such a great thing!
Lily and Karen are fun to listen to and motivational as well.
I have been listening to Episode 20 about Spring Cleaning.
I really enjoy it when Spring comes around with a breath of fresh air to blow away the Winter blues. My Fibromyalgia is always worse during Winter. I have more pain, fatigue, fibrofog, and depression during these three months than any other time of the year and so I count the days until Spring and cheer myself all Winter long with the saying, "This, too, shall pass."
There was something that Lily (I think) said, on Spark Radio, about decluttering, "Let go of one thing every day: the more you let go of, the easier it is to let go of the extra weight."
I've been really thinking about that because I have been wanting to declutter for a long time...the easy way: with a bulldozer!
It isn't that I'm a hoarder, it is simply that I don't want to go through the painful process of decluttering piece by piece.
Just like I don't want to go through the painful process it take EVERY DAY to lose each and every ounce that makes up each and every pound that I have to lose.
So I avoid it.
Well, today while I was in the kitchen cleaning, I picked up a wooden box full of tea bags. It has been sitting on my counter for about two years...no, make it four. I haven't taken a bag of tea out of that box in more than a year. When I picked up and started for the trash can, I hesitated to throw it away.
I thought, "Wait, I might can use this box for something else."
Then, I heard another voice...a stronger voice that I haven't heard in long time, say, "No! I want my freedom more than I want this stupid box!"
I didn't realize how far I had fallen from what I used to be....just by accepting obesity and fibromyalgia as my lot in life. I really liked hearing that voice again. The one that used to fight back against adversity...the one that didn't give up so easily. I thought she was gone forever. In fact, I didn't even remember what she sounded like anymore.
Thank you, Lily and Karen!
Thank you, SparkGuy!
Thank you for the wake up call and for the motivation and for everything else you give to help me in my weight loss journey.