what would you give for your health?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I was thinking as I was walking today about how I thought being over weight never hurt anyone but me,I could stay home and who cares and if I didn't like me who cares,But now that I'm trying to get healthy everyday I see that I was hurting everyone that loved me,I see how proud my husband is and always wanting to show me off,How I feel now with him, more sexy and alive and not being dragged around to made to go places,My kids are like Mom won't do that or go there, But now they are like Mom we are all going hiking and campming you want to go? and I did had great time. I see my grandkids laughing as we jump on the trampoline and I'm bouceing them all around,I see my sister and brother's tell other's how hard I work and My parents telling me how proud they are of me and I was looking so good,I now know I was hurting other's just because I thought food was my life,and I thank God my eyes are open and I'm still trying everyday and Someday I will get there. I'm lucky I'm not in a Nursing home laying in a bed waiting to die,I'm not haveing a heart attack cause I'm over weight,I'm lucky to get another chance at life and I like me again and when I like me Other's like me,Its silly getting healthy could make me so happy and Free from the cage I made for myself with my silly thinking of I'm not hurting anyone But me?? Don't wait!! do what you know to do,Exercise, Eat right.Live while you can and Think of Other's that you would hurt if you don't try?
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    How true is that? VERY!!! WOW, you are a powerful person!

    3431 days ago
  • CJW359
    You are so right. I now realize how much my weight has affected my own children. Even how we talk about our weight has an impact on them. Because of my poor body image my children also have a poor body image. Especially my daughter and she is beautiful. How look and how we think and talk also affect those around us. It is definately more fun to have a positive outlook about ourselves and it helps our children look at themselves differently too.

    Keep up the GREAT work.


    3459 days ago
    By just doing it anyway, you are inspiring and loving others around you. It's amazingly easy when you just have faith. Way to go!!! Thanks for encouraging everyone by sharing this blog:) I hope that God will continue to bless your journey.
    3461 days ago
    Awesome blog, Balinda! Isn't it amazing how losing weight even changes the way we think? I agree with everything you said...and you said it in such a beautiful way! You are an inspiration to everyone who has the priviledge of knowing you!
    3461 days ago
    WOW...that is a powerful statement! You don't realize how much you are effecting those around you. Thank you for sharing that realization with us!!

    3461 days ago
    Oh you are soooooo right! How many family pictures do we miss out on because we're self-conscious? How many good times have we denied people who love us, because we're out of shape or tired or embarrassed? It may feel selfish to focus on our own health and getting into shape, but how much more selfish is it to allow ourselves to become a burden on our spouses/kids/families, rather than a joy that adds to their lives? Thanks so much for this reminder. --Marsha
    3461 days ago
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