Saturday, November 12, 2011
I will admit that I have been depressed this week. Back in May I really began in earnest to be a Spark Person. As I thought about that this week, I have been frustrated that I haven't done a better job meeting some of my Spark goals. My weight isn't where I would like it to be, and my fitness level isn't where I would like it to be. I havebeen concentrating way too much on my failures instead of on my successes.
After a lot of careful thought, I realize that indeed there ARE reasons to celebrate. Six months ago, I was just barely learning to walk again after a serious accident. This week when I saw my surgeon, he commented that my range of motion was excellent, my gate was good, and that I seemed to be doing everything right in my exercise regimen. I will go back to see him in three months. For my doctor's encouraging words I am indeed grateful.
I have been depressed about my weight...it has actually spiked up since I returned to work teaching full time in August. Upon careful reflection, I have decided that I have been eating more due to fatigue and due to stress. Knowing that, I should be able to turn the weight gain around if I can get my mind in gear.
At such a beautiful time of year, I need to keep my thinking positve. My DH and I have seen some of the most beautiful leaves ever....I am not sure if this fall is especailly beautiful or if I am appreciating it more due to the life altering events I've experienced this year. At any rate, I would like to share some of the pictures I took last weekend.
I will try to return to my normally upbeat way of looking at things, and I will resolve to keep doing the things I know are best. I will eventually be where I want to be with my goals...I must not give up!!