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Returning to Focus on My Health Again

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.
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LOSE4HEALTH 10/3/2012 2:21AM

  I guess its like lighting a candle. I just mentioned I need to pay attention because of my health and it turns out you heard me. I lit a candle. Now my candle glows brighter through your words and spirit and courage. God is kind. Thank you dear friend.

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