Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This is the hardest thing for me. Exercise used to not be so difficult, but after a back injury, even walking is a chore. Also I wasn't an athletic person in school, but could dance for hours, so that is what I do when I am motivated.
Motivation, that's what is hard.
Monday, January 28, 2008
The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.- Stendhal, 19th century French writer
Wow isn't this true for so many things, religion, politics and even weight loss. I can't even remember all of the get slim fast diets and products I have bought, used and been disappointed with. Thinking back now, at least I didn't make dieting a big thing so that my kids have a healthy relationship with food.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
So the email quote of the day is: If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. - Unknown
I have to say I have been blessed that my family taught me perseverance and resilience. In 1999 I had a bad back injury at work, I was told I would never be able to go back to the work that I did, even if I wanted to. Sometimes I felt down and sad, but then I would think of other alternatives, just in case I really couldn't go back. Yet I kept going and I was able to return to the work I enjoy. I have my bad pain moments, but at least I am working and doing what I love!!
It is the same with weight loss, at times I think it won't ever happen, then I kick myself and just keep on.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Today is a tough one for me, this whole year has really sucked in many ways. Things have happened that I know would have been made easier had my mom been alive, she had a way of making things ok, even during really bad times. my mom was far from perfect, but at the same time she was funny, grouchy, caring, loving and could curse like crazy!!!
I do my best to help like she did, but don't have the magic that she had. And I can't quite curse like her!! :)
Friday, January 25, 2008
"Friends, how many of us have them? Friends, ones we can depend on." lyrics from Whodini's rap
email of the day subject was regarding friends. The lyrics from this rap are so true, how many of us have true friends? We call people our friends, even when they are truly just acquaintances. We have online friends, email friends, work friends etc....
Friends come in all different kinds and I think many times online friends learn more about us because it isn't a face to face thing. Or we are gathered on a website for the same reasons and so feel safe.
We all need friends especially when on a journey for health and weight loss.
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