Saturday, January 26, 2013
My friend Jennie said this on her facebook wall, and I love it!! Wonderful words to live by.
"Friends... at the end of the day, the truth is this~ only YOU can move you, only YOU can feel you, only YOU can live you and only YOU can change you!!"
I have found this to be true. Only I can move myself whether emotionally or physically. Only I can do it. Nobody can do it for me. If I choose not to move, then I don't have anyone else to blame but myself for not moving ahead.
I am the only person who can feel me. I am the only person who knows my thoughts, feelings, and mind. If I am going to make a lasting change, it has to be ME that does it. Nobody else can do it.
I am the only person who can live my life. Unfortunately, I chose to live it very obese for many years. Will it change overnight, no way. But, only I can live this life. Only I can make it better.
I am the only one who can live my life. Nobody can do it for me and nobody else can die for me. What I do with my life is up to me. Do I want it to be a good life? One that is remembered? Absolutely!
As I sit here grieving for the loss of one of my high school friends, I think about her life. She lived as if each day was a blessing from God. You know what? It is! She made each day count and I know as she left this life this morning, that she had no regrets. Each day is a blessing from God, each day begins a new slate. What we did yesterday doesn't matter to what we can do today.
One year ago, I was 230 lbs heavier. I was unhappy, immobile, unmotivated, and was dependent on others for even the smallest things like putting on my shoes. So, my advice to anyone is this - remember that YOU are worth it. You are worth the work that it takes to get the weight off, to be healthier, and you CAN do it! Whether it's 10 lbs or 100 lbs, YOU can do it and YOU are worth it!