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Emotions always get the best of me


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I long for the day when good habits are so ingrained that it's not a fight to start on track when something upsets me. No matter how large or small. Everyone around me knows I'm very emotional. I feel other people's pain more than I probably should, and I take things very personally that I probably shouldn't. I'm very prone to getting upset, and to moping when I do. And I eat when I mope. And I don't want to do that.

Yesterday I heard of the loss of a family friend. We were not close. She probably doesn't even know my name. But she and my sister-in-law are very close. What makes it hard is that this is someone I do know, not a faceless stranger. Someone with her whole life to look forward to. In her 20's, planning a wedding in June. Unknown cause of death.

Death puts a lot of things into perspective. She was a beautiful young woman, younger than I am and in much better health. Here I am making excuses for my weight and moping about it rather than doing. I feel as though I'm wasting this wonderful life that I've been granted.

I've been able to keep up my motivation and make some progress over the last week. I also did well the first week of the month. I hope this will just push me more. Life is too short. Too short for excuses. Too short to waste.
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KNEAL06 2/24/2010 12:50PM

    I understand how emotions can get the best of us. I was a very depressed kid my first 2 years of high school because I didn't understand how everyone else's problems effected me. I finally realized one day that I was overly empathetic. It is a struggle, but it makes it easier to deal with once you realize why you feel so down.

Death, no matter how close you are or are not with the person, is always a hard thing to deal with. It can put life into perspective and not in the kindest of ways. I am glad that you are able to take from this the positive: Live your own life to the fullest because tomorrow is not guaranteed. Don't let your emotions control this beautiful life that you have!

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