Monday, October 01, 2012
The last two years of being a caregiver/trustee have created a huge amount of stress in my life. Just recently, the stress has lessened and I am beginning to feel like I have energy again. The struggle of maintaining good healthful eating requires energy because I am pushing against a 65-year history of habits that don't promote that. Now, with renewed energy and the support of my friend LOSE4HEALTH, I am beginning again.
I always struggle with fear when I enter a healthful eating commitment. It's probably fear of failure, since I have experienced that many times. I know I don't need to let that stop me this time, though. I learned that from SP in the years when I was focusing before my mom became ill. So, I'm starting again now and think I will make progress slowly. Slow progress is fine with me. I don't need to be thin for good health; I need to eat moderately and well and exercise moderately and regularly. It's simple, really, but I often have demons that thwart my efforts. I know I will fall from my plan, but I also know I have gotten up and kept going before. I can do that now too.
So, thank you, Diane, for your recent email. Also, thank you Chris (the Spark Guy) for providing support for all of us through SP.