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Getting back to Balance.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Every new year I make the same resolution, lose weight. And I think I am in good company too. It is the most common new year's resolution.

After a wonderful holiday to the Grand Canyon I have realized that my work has kept me from taking care of myself. Funny how it takes getting away from the daily routine to realize how crazy bad things have been.

How do single people find time for kids, dogs and hobbies? I get home most nights from work completely wiped out. Really tired and spent is how I feel most days. The work day wizzes by and I look up to find it is 5:30 p.m. when I thought it might be 4 p.m. emoticon

I love what I do for a living most days...but that isn't all life is about. And my waistline is showing up with a clue to my unbalanced daily activities. I have been walking and getting that done most days, but now that I am back to work after a week long vacation, catching up seems to be taking me away already. I know! And only 3 days into 2013! This reoccurring theme seems to be repeating over and over.

I look back to my January blogs before and it is like a broken record. I have continued to try new diets and food plans only to fail in 2012 like before. My stint with Medifast didn't go much better. I had no will power and couldn't afford the supplements long term. My counselor tried, but after a few months I didn't call her and she was right to call me on it. It wasn't the Medifast plan, it was me. I wish it had worked, and know it works great for others. I just didn't have what it took to stick with it.

In OA people talk about getting to the end of their ropes. For some it was a bad trip to the doctor and finding out they have diabetes. Others it was a harsh comment from a stranger or being turned away at the rollar coaster ride because they were too big. I have had similar experiences. And on the trip I was having a hard time keeping up with women that were twice my age. This is my rope end. When I cannot keep up with a fit 80 year old there is a problem.

Time for me to do something about it and I am going to start with BALANCE. emoticon Eating moderately and getting in more exercise. WE HEAR THIS ALL THE TIME. But have I truely given it a chance? NO. Trying to find ways to remember to take my vitamins and get better sleep. No more trying. There is only doing. And working less may be a big key to getting back to working on my health.
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  • AUNTC321
    Small steps to success is my goal this year. If we keep picking up good habits it will work over time. Best wishes on your journey.
    1723 days ago
  • 1935MARY
    You need to start out by making you a plan. I decided all the meals like medifast etc. are expensive and I can remake my own meals. One thing I gave up was diet sodas, I may drink one every two months or so . I didn't even start out to give it up ,but it just happened and I don't miss it. Just incorporate healthier foods and add exercise and it will pay off. I haven't lose allot of weight , but I have lost inches ,and my health has improved . So make a plan that you can follow, and take it slow. I have never stuck to anything either , until now. My health is worth it and I am too.
    1724 days ago
  • MAGIE40
    Got a good start for the new year. When a person is tired it is easy to let things go. I am retired and seem to run out of time for excersies some days.My problem is I start out good than seem to slip. Hoping 2013 will be a better year only if I make it. emoticon
    1724 days ago
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