Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This past year has been one of the most difficult years of my life. I put myself on the back burner as I dealt with my fiance's catastrophic medical issues and juggled working full time as a teacher and becoming a caregiver. I learned a lot about myself too. I am stronger than I thought. I am a stress eater. And I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet. Yes, I've gained back the weight I'd lost before. My blood pressure is way too high, and I'm home from work because the arthritis in my knee is so bad I can't walk. One doctor wants me to start using a walker. How did I do this to myself? Honestly it doesn't matter. What matters is that from this day forward, I am going to do my best to get my spark back, to eat healthier, lose weight, and start putting ME first because if I don't take care of me, I won't be around to take care of those I love. I started with a visit to my doctor to get back on the medicines I need to control my blood pressure and arthritis. Yesterday I started logging my food again, and today I restarted my spark page, because today is a new day, and the day I take a step forward instead of backwards. Go me!