Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This was taken from another member's suggestion and reposted here.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, August 15, 2011
What a year. My mother will be 96 on Wednesday and my old boy, Tango, turned 12 (84 in dog years). Why mention them? Because they are great examples of positive attitudes and making the most of their lives. Thanks to my good examples, I am working on mine.
Mother is limited in activity but always manages to smile despite her ongoing pain. She still enjoys her glass of wine in the evening, reads, enjoys a good meal, pays attention to the news and makes her political opinions known.
Tango, despite his arthritis still loves to chase balls and nothing makes him happier than to be out in the field to run. There are times when he is insistent on being able to exercise. Once he wants my attention, he comes to me, jumps up and down, barks and continues until I move. There is no way not to participate and go out in the yard to play ball.
They both motivate me to be a better person. No sense in complaining as evryone has their own set of problems. My complaints are excuses for not doing things. My plan is to move forward and work past that. My commitment is to work on my attitude and stop complaining.
Friday, June 03, 2011
I have been quiet lately but check into SP every day, trying to stay on track. On 4/15, I fell and landed flat on my rear end. Oh my, what an adventure. After spending 1.5 weeks in pain, decided it wasn't getting better and the doctor sounded like a good place to visit. Doc sent me for an x-ray and it found a compressed fracture in my first lumbar vertebrae. Well, good that explains my pain. From there to a neurosurgeon who told me to be very careful, not to lift more than 7 lbs., not to do much bending (probably could have figured all of this out myself) but not to sit all of the time. HA, standing for more than 10-15 mins. was painful and was followed by a period of sitting to recover.
A SP friend kept saying walking would be good but I just couldn't force myself to inflict the discomfort. Up until this week, life has been bearable due to pain pills. Needed them to stand, sleep, and any type of movement.
Well, I am happy to say that I can now see the light at the end. I have walked 15 slow minutes three days in a row but feel encouraged. I am not in love with walking or exercise but found that being unable to do it gave me a new appreciation for it. Walking is good. Life is good.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Weight gain, weight loss, weight gained back, weight loss, weight gained back plus more, weight loss, weight gained back plus even more and I am sure some of you know the rest of the story. That's why I decided never to go on another diet and finally decided to live with the weight I had gained because I was afraid to gain any more. DIETS DO NOT WORK! In fact, I even hate that word. As I stated in my last blog, I do not do well with too much structure so have had to find my own plan and something that would work for me. My goal has taken one year and eight months but hey, that is okay with me (and yes, I am on The Slowest Loser Team) . I have continued to lose and not gained any back. You all know what the secrets are...lifestyle change, new eating habits, changing your thinking, EXERCISE, etc. Funny now, some of the foods I loved so much a year ago really don't matter to me any more. I am much more thoughtful about what I eat now. Plus, I really like the way I feel...HEALTHY!
for allowing me to express. to all of my Spark Friends for encouragement and acknowledgement.
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