Wednesday, January 02, 2013
make a big difference. That's what I'm trying to focus on. Each time I have a decision to make, I can choose health or not. Not that I'm going to be perfect. But I WILL choose health! I AM choosing health!
I've been reading a lot of the "popular blogs" the past couple of days, and some of what I read really resonated with me. I will apologize right now for not keeping up with who said what or posting links here.
One blog said that she holds her weight loss like a precious jewel, that she can take out and look at whenever she wants to. I could relate to that. Ok, so I don't have any weight loss yet (!), but I can take out the feeling I get when I make a healthy decision, and I can see that as a precious jewel or piece of art. I'm trying to focus on those healthy decisions that I make instead of the fact that I let myself get here in the first place. It's like having a secret treasure that I can take out whenever I want. Awesome concept!
Another blog said that she sees her body beautiful as it is now, because she sees the excess weight as emotional scars. Wow - very powerful (and another obviously personal blog). I had never thought of it like that. My excess weight is due to some physical things (like migraines when my sugar dropped so I ran to the munchie machine to try to prevent the migraine) but also to a lot of emotional scars. For me, putting it like that takes some of the shame out of it. After all, I'm not ashamed of the scar I have from my hip replacement surgery, so why should I be ashamed of these emotional scars? Just as my hip scar will fade with time, I can work on the emotional scars and they (and the weight) will fade with time.
Thank you so very much for the two folks who wrote those blogs. Again, I should have saved the links, but "all" I saved were the concepts.
Have a spark-ly day!