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The very next choice I make

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The very next choice I make will determine if I

...go back to being on blood pressure meds.

...go back to a lack of energy defining me.

...go back to a life of pain defining me.

...go back to having to beg off from a family outing due to fatigue.

...go back to feeling defeated.

...go back to not being able to enjoy gardening.

...go back to very slow morning starts.

...go back to deep sadness.

...go back to 'fat clothes'.

...go back to poor sleep.

...go back to enslavement to my appetite.

...go back to not being able to wear my wedding ring.

...go back to poor health.

...go back to sluggish brain power.

...go back to the threat of diabetes.

...go back to the cycle of defeat.

...go back to daily naps being a necessity.

...go back to watching life being enjoyed by others but not being a part of it.

...go back to losing me in layers of fat, fatigue, defeat, and pain.

The very next choice I make will determine if I

...stay off blood pressure meds.

...get my energy from my healthy food choices.

...can manage my fibromyalgia with healthy strategies.

...join my family in fun outings. victorious. able to garden with strength, endurance, and enjoyment. ready for the day as soon as I wake. using healthy strategies to keep SAD away.

...can fit in my new size clothes (or if they get baggy!) emoticon

...get a great night's sleep in spite of fibromyalgia trying to ruin it. victorious over my appetite by making choices for healthy foods and proper portions.

...can wear my wedding ring.

...enjoy a life where healthy is the norm.

...have brain power to do the daily tasks, including teaching my son Algebra 2. stopping the progression towards diabetes.

...break that cycle of defeat and live a full and happy life.

...don't have to have a nap to be able to function, but naps are an occasional Sunday afternoon luxury.

...can DO life to the fullest with enthusiasm and energy.

...can be ME and can enjoy my family to the fullest.

The very next choice I make.

You'd think the choice would be an easy one. Oh, but the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak!!!!

The very next choice I make.

A step back down the slippery slope or a step forward.

The very next choice I make.

This has been my battle since July. The old me has been winning since July. But I am ready to turn it around.

It has NOTHING to do with numbers on the scale or on my clothes' tags. It has EVERYTHING to do with me being healthy enough to be the wife and mom I want to be and me wanting to be ME and my medical issues no longer defining me or limiting me.

The very next choice I make.

The very next choice I make.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JANEMARIE77 12/7/2012 2:01PM

    great blog I send you a hug, I will you all the strength and power I own but it really comes down to you knowing you are important Fine that strong powerful women inside that knows she is worth it and let her shine

If its important to us we will find a way, if not we will find an excuse.
Shine girl shine

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DMSPEER93 12/5/2012 7:13PM

    Thanks for the reminder. My eating habits are about choices and too often I've chosen to listen to satan rather than God. May you hear God's voice of truth and desire to make the right choices!! emoticon

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TOPAZ-TURTLE 12/5/2012 9:34AM

    One choice, one step, one day at a time! Great blog!

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CINDHOLM 12/4/2012 7:56PM


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    An outstanding blog Heidi. Yes, choices do have consequences they can bring us out of the mire into good heath or they can cause us to backslide and get stuck in the muck. You're committed to press forward to good health and you WILL grab the golden ring!! It's all yours!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_JULEE_ 12/4/2012 12:17PM


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LINDAF49 12/4/2012 10:35AM

    One shoice at a time, one choice after another and continue making those choices ....
emoticon One day at a time sweet Jesus....

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TAGSUIT2 12/4/2012 10:28AM

    Life is about the choice's we make in life. I prefer good over bad anyday. I hate taking meds and if I could change my life around to prevent me from taking meds I will.

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SLIMMERJESSE 12/4/2012 10:15AM

    Great blog. I voted for it.

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1CRAZYDOG 12/4/2012 10:14AM

    Truly an excellent blog! It really is all about our choices, and we have to seize that power to make the right ones. Good luck to you and hugs!

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BARB5970 12/4/2012 9:02AM

    This journey is all about making one good choice after another. The basics seem simple... wake up, have a healthy breakfast, get in some activity, make healthy food choices through the day, get a good night sleep. Rinse and Repeat. In theory this should be an easy task. But in reality, nothing is every as easy as it seems. All we can do is try our best each day and if it's not perfect, forgive ourselves and move on.

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ITSMATT 12/4/2012 8:53AM

    I liked this post very much.

Make it a great day!

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