Sunday, October 25, 2009
Well, I've been off track since the end of July after I had finally hit my 10 lb mark. Two weeks later, my foundation crumbled. Since then, my exercise has been sporadic at best and my eating...well, it hasn't. When I hurt, why does food feel so good?
My foundation has crumbled. My father died. My Grandma has cancer. My brother and mother are having a tough time coping. There are positives....my friends and my faith are a blessing. My work is going ok, but somehow that just doesn't seem to matter. And, it would probably be helpful to my state of mind and my energy level to get back to cultivating good habits and focusing on my health.
There is a Kenny Chesney/Dave Matthew's song out now that has one of my Dad's favorite quotes in it, "today's the first day of the rest of my life." If you haven't heard it, youtube it-"I'm alive". I first heard this song a couple days after my Dad passed. It's been a crutch of sorts, I listen to it on the way to work, on the way home, and sometimes in my head at my desk when I need to remind myself that it is a blessing to breathe in and out.
Yesterday, I went to the park with my nephew and a friend to feed the ducks and enjoy the sunshine. After walking around and playing a little, I was totally wiped out for hours. Almost missed seeing some good friends because of it. God's sending me a lot of memos--got this one.
And today you know thatís good enough for me
Breathin' in and out's a blessing canít you see
Today is the first day of the rest of my life
Now Iím alive, and well
Yeah Iím alive, and well