What are my goals for this month?

Monday, October 03, 2011

I need to get moving. My number one goal is to actually exercise 7 days a week, even if it's just walking. I have set a goal to lose 10 pounds by Halloween. With a lot of work and support, I KNOW I CAN DO IT!

Yesterday I had a lot of things to think about and I really wanted to blog, but as things do, they've slipped my mind. This journey is being made especially hard for me because I'm dealing with impending death. Not mine, my grandmother's. She's got pancreatic cancer and I'm taking care of her. At 88, she feels like there's no reason to take treatments, and the doctor thinks it won't do much good. So, right now she's fine, depressed, but not in pain.

I think my biggest road block is keeping my mind on MY health and goals. It's so much easier to just forget that I've got problems and worry about her problems. I think most women have this problem. We're brought up to put others before ourselves. Sometimes, we have to put ourselves first in order to be there for others.

My weight loss journey has been and will be a struggle to do what's best for me and not fall back into lifelong habits of eating when I get upset and letting depression take over me.

I WILL do this. I MUST do it NOW!
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    You are absolutely correct, we always put everyone else before ourselves and we suffer in the long run for it. Keep your head up, take care of Grandma, and also take care of yourself. If you start to feel down, remember your Sparkfriends are always here to lift you up. Email me anytime if you need a kind ear. emoticon
    2363 days ago
    OHHH it feels like I am reading about me but it isn't my grandmother it is my mother and she is 88 years old and I am forever putting off my weight loss because of looking after her. Love her dearly but sometimes we need to really think about what will happen to us if we don't do this for us and our health. You can do this!!! Take one day at a time and have a little mini challenge with yourself. You can do this.
    2363 days ago
    YOU can do this! I walk everyday! Walking in great exercise!!
    2363 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I KNOW you can do this!!! emoticon
    2363 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    You on the path of accomplishments just by writing it down, now to make it happen! You can do it as your Sparks friends belive in you and know you can do it! Good going!
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    2363 days ago
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