Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
25,000-29,999 SparkPoints 27,211

Little Decisions...

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!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks for sharing what you have read. We do choose and should treasure our good decisions. Love that idea.
    emoticon emoticon
    1390 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    I like reading blogs- as it's a reminder that we are not alone on this journey! Both great concepts and totally true!
    1391 days ago
    You can do it. Those little decisions make such a difference. Inch by inch, pound by pound!
    1391 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by HIKESHAPPY