Thursday, January 24, 2013
I'm still a little in disbelief that this is my life. I'm blown away by the level of love and happiness that has bloomed despite all the horrible things that have happen over the last year.
I feel incredible. I can honestly say that my happiness is not because of my weight loss. I think my weight loss is because of my happiness. A sparkbuddy recommended this book, "the core balanced diet" now I haven't read a whole lot of it yet, but of what I have read it really reiterates all that I believe when it comes to weight loss.
It talks about these studies published that are mainly geared toward women, however the concept does apply to men just not as much. We have been told at least once in our lives "we are what we eat" but these studies are proving its much more than that. We are what we think as well. It showed that women who thought they were healthy and what not looked healthier. Those that thought they were fat/unhealthy were more likely to inhabit their body accordingly.
I knew after my husband asked for the divorce, my weight loss was significantly less important compared to that of the health of my mind and spirit. I was soo miserable that I had more than just extra pounds to address. There's no secret to my happiness or the things I have accomplished.
The biggest thing I have done is listen to my body and my spirit. If something is bringing me down I get fix it. If something makes me happy I do more of it. I have changed my attitude. I could sing the "poor little me" tune, with getting a divorce at 22, not having money to go out and do what ever I want but I refuse to do that. My divorce does not define me, well I take that back. My divorce is the BEST thing that could have ever happened to me! Yes it hurts, yes it is incredibly difficult, but I have never been happier or healthier.
My house is peaceful and calm. My heart is too. I feel soo blessed with what I have. In fact sometimes it makes me want to cry, because it's absolutely amazing. I'm starting to let my friends in. I'm starting over with a new love, who is beyond amazing.
I'm not the only one who is reaping the benefits. I have three cats who are starting to act like kittens again.
Slowing down, is the key to being happy.