I answered a post called "feeling lonely and upset" this morning and realized that maybe more people need to know they are not alone. What follows is my very short but from the heart reply to this spark-member. Feel free to copy & use it yourself if you know of others also feeling lonely and upset.
"I saw your "feeling lonely and upset" post - honey, we've all been there and still visit sometimes.
For a species that revels in individuality - we are no better than any other species on the planet - we still like to travel in packs for safety and comfort.
SparkPeople is your new pack. We are always here, 24/7, all you need to do is come online and start cruising the spark pages when you feel bored and lonely. It helped me through the early, rough days and it can help you too."
I was reading blogs when this thought occurred to me and I wanted to share it.
How often does this thought occur - it's all or nothing! It's a self-defeating thought.
This past week had me going way over the top on the day I had to take Pop to Jackson - a 90 mile drive and then turn around and take him to Hattiesburg - about 120 miles from Jackson - and then go shopping and come home to fix lunch, another 25 miles of driving.
For the first time in months I had a chocolate urge and yes, I fed it. So what! This was only one day out of my life. I calculated about 600 calories in "fun" bars. I gained one pound the next day.
I got back on track and lost the temporary gain. Life goes on.
It is NOT all or nothing - it is life and I determine how fun it will be. I continue to look for the fun in my journey and enjoy it.
Have a great day, thanks for reading my blog today!