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Lost Yesterdays

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Sometimes I think about the yesterdays, long gone, that cannot be reclaimed. People sometimes ask if I'd go back to another time and I always tell them I would not. Though I stick with that decision (what choice is there really?), I also know that from yesterday comes assorted knowledge and, hopefully, wisdom.

By experience, I've learned a lot of "what not to do". From experience, I've learned much about logical consequences. I've learned about disappointment, frustration, and fear; I've also learned about hope. Hope is what brought me here to SparkAmerica.

Those closest to us love us--or at least that's the way it should be--unconditionally. With them, our weight is not an issue. That was a tough one for me because accepting non-judgement from anyone was completely contrary to the severe judgement I heaped on myself. They've watched my varied attempts at weight loss and continued to love me--even though that's not how I felt about myself. I'm grateful they loved me when I could not love myself, and it's because of that love that, once again, I am content to move forward gradually in order to gain a healthy lifestyle. Experience has taught me that failure occurs only when you refuse to try again.
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    Well said.You have inspired me and probably many others as well.
    1490 days ago
    Kathy...We have to love ourselves. I had to learn that myself! We are often our own worst enemies! Sounds like you are ready for this journey and I know you will be successful....Attitude is everything!!

    1650 days ago
  • LIL0NE
    Beautifully written :) Thank you for sharing!
    1702 days ago
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