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Being at goal is not the end of the journey.

Monday, October 31, 2011

It truly is a happier day than most. I don't participate in the treat-giving anyway although my hubby loves to. He is out of town this Halloween so I'm just going to be a real witch and not pass out the regular sugar-laden snacks.

If I could pass out whole grains, fresh fruit and veggies, then maybe I would. Nawh! I still don't like going to the door.

Now that I've surpassed my original goal weight of 130 and I'm at 120, I just don't see the need to perpetuate my enemy by handing it out to little children. I know most people do not see sugar as an enemy but to me it was and I'm not going to change that.

I've always done better on a sugarfree diet with whole grains and fresh fruits and veggies along with low fat dairy and meats such as chicken and fish. I've also had to watch my calories too since I'm older now. Alot of things have changed for me. I don't starve myself but I try to keep my blood sugar even and include healthy foods in my daily diet.

Being at goal is not the end of the journey for me. It's only the beginning I have learned. I have to keep watching it daily. I'm just thankful for the tools that I have now and I'm able to use. That is going to help keep me honest and aware! Awareness is the key! I am learning more about awareness now. I'm talking about the whole person. I still have alot to learn about inner awareness and how it got me to 230 lbs to begin with. I now seek peace and stability while trying to balance all aspects of my life.

We all play multiple rolls and it can be a challenge to balance it all. What I have narrowed it down to is this:

What makes me the happiest?
What stresses me out?
What can I eliminate?
What is going to matter to me 10 years from now?
Who do I want to spend time with?
Who stresses me out?
Are there any emotional vampires who need to be avoided?
What is my passion? Include that in a daily routine!

I love art and can not imagine a world without it. I love to create it and read about it and view it. There will never be enough time to do everything I want to do so I have to just do something every day!

My goal is to have and give joy!
Ok, I have to shut up now or I will write a novel!
My best wishes go out to all of you!
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