Wednesday, April 25, 2012
After I started blogging on here I got really worried that it appears that I have all the answers. I don't want to mislead anyone. I blog to remind myself of what needs to be done and what some of the traps are. I have never met anyone that has all the answers. There are more than 7 habits of successful people. Anyone that tells you they have all the answers is probably trying to sell you something.
I deal with stress, unrealistic expectations, bad eating habits, poor exercise habits, general laziness, and everything I blog about. Reading Sparkpeople articles and other peoples blogs helps me remember stuff I've read in the past. "7 Habits of Highly Successful People" is only one of many self improvement books I've read over the last 40 years. Obviously, they didn't all stick or I would be totally self improved and not still messed up.
I didn't worry about this lifestyle change business until I was in my late sixties so my bad habits were reinforced over seven decades before I finally got serious about it. I have to pay attention to this every day and I'm slowly getting rid of my favorite snack foods because, for me, it takes time. I didn't expect it to be easy and every day I would like to have Biscuits and Gravy with fried eggs for breakfast.
I haven't given that up so I force myself to wait six months and use it as a reward. That's not the best answer but it's what works for now. I push myself to exercise daily but it's not automatic. Maybe I always handled stress by snacking but it wasn't a problem when I could stuff anything into my face. Sucking my thumb seems very unmanly so I ain't gonna do it to relieve stress. Maybe the exercise will help. Ya think Lew?
If I give you something to think about because you're dealing with what I'm dealing with then that's great. We're on the same journey. Maybe we started from a different place but we're all trying to get to the same place in our individual lives. I just want to get there and I hope we find all of the answers along the way.
Enjoy the ride,