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Day One of the rest of my life...

Monday, January 10, 2011

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I am not a very motivated person, at least not when it comes to fitness and weight loss and stuff like that. I am healthy, my doctor has told me so, but to make myself MORE healthy, a few more pounds off the middle would help.

I hate exercise, I hate diet plans, I hate having to meticulously keep track of what I eat and drink during the day. My brain goes in so many directions already that I really don't need to add any more.

But then I see what my mother is putting herself through because she let work be her life. She didn't exercise, she didn't really take that good care of herself and now she is suffering. She's had a double mastectomy because of a skin infection that was affecting her heart and her kidneys. She is on dialysis 3 days a week for up to 6 hours each time because her kidneys are failing. She is on oxygen whenever she is sitting and gets out of breath walking 5 feet to the bathroom.

I want to avoid ALL of that. So, I will do what I hate to make improvements in my life. I have a wonderful husband who supports all my ideas (even the wacky ones), I have a family of close personal friends who are there if I ever need them, I have what I need to achieve these goals. Now I jsut have to convince myself of that! emoticon
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LIVELONGANDWELL 1/10/2011 11:50AM

    I can so identify with everything you're saying.. I watched my dad die of complications from diabetes, and helped my mother through a triple bypass and I know that's not what I want for myself, but its like watching a trainwreck. I can't seem to make any real and lasting change and I know that's what's needed is real and lasting change. So I'm hoping SP will help me to do this thing one day at a time... making small changes... and building momentum. I have a wonderful husband too, who has supported me through the most crazy weightloss efforts... and always positive telling me I can do it. I just have to believe it....
I wish you success in your journey... hopefully we can encourage each other along the way...
Hil

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