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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The picture above depicts how I'm feeling today, after knee surgery, a long bout with illness, and more tests to come I haven't been in the greatest frame of mind, but life goes on, and one has to keep trying to become healthier, no matter how one feels. I just keep telling myself there are better days ahead!

One thing I have to get a grip on is this feeling I have when I look in the mirror, I get angry with myself, and wonder just what it will take to get slimmed down and feeling healthier! I don't like the image I see and that is so bad for my self esteem, so I am going to consciously look in the mirror and see things I do like about myself. Today I smiled back at myself, and thought, well I do have a pleasant face, my eyes light up when I smile. My hair is healthy and shiny. my hands have served me well over the years, and have done many chores, looked after 4 children with loving I was on a roll! My skin wasn't too bad for a 67 year old..well that was my head, now tomorrow to look beyond the cellulite, flabby belly, and those rolls, can I keep making good remarks about my body? Well tomorrow will tell!

I go through these moods every now and again, but if I try to stay positive, things usually work them selves out..I will get the hang of things and turn things around, I am sure of that!
I just have to remember that I am so worth this journey of self discovery, and I know it will only happen if I want it too, if I apply myself, and do what is necessary to achieve my goals! I set the goals, now it is time to make it all come true!
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    I love your idea to look in the mirror and find your good features!

    Love the good while you are working on the not so good!
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    2134 days ago
    That's a great idea, to compliment yourself in the mirror! I'm praying for your knee...
    2157 days ago
    Great post! I'm sure each of us has seen ourselves in a similar light at times!

    Your setbacks sure haven't contributed to success in your spoken goals, but knowing you, I'll bet you managed to squeeze good from the times you were unable to move the way you wanted to -- those times when accomplishing anything was just frustrating.

    It might be worth a mindful journey to remember some of what you WERE able to accomplish. Did you read good books or articles? Did you have quiet conversations with DH or other family? Were you able to call people you care about? It's great that you've been able to take stock of those attributes that are going well for you such as your pretty skin and hair. I'd like to add that you are very smart and you have a fine mind! Not all 67-year-olds can say that!

    2158 days ago
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