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PERSPECTIVE

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The relationship of aspects of a subject to each other and to a whole--I NEED perspective!

I don't know where exactly I'm going with this, but I'm feeling so, so bad about myself with 20#'s to lose, and absolutely no inclination for embracing healthier eating & exercise.

On this date I was ECSTATIC to be the weight I am right now!

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I felt good about myself, and was energetic, and HAPPY! Today, at the SAME weight, I feel defeated and hopeless! I have gotten some good suggestions from team members on ways to 'get my motivation back': journal in order to identify the root problem, look at before/after pictures, exercise WITH a team member [even if we live in different states, we'll be exercising at the same time], and to 'give myself a break' since I have much on my plate and I will get it together again--basically be kind to myself! GOOD SUGGESTIONS!

I've been reading over some of my old blogs and looking at my old fitness and food logs, and I came across this EXCELLENT PIECE of advice!

"Do your dreams seem far away? Does the distance between you and the finish line deflate your motivation? Often we forget that goals and dreams are not achieved overnight, but rather in a series of small steps. Progress towards your goals should also be counted as victorious! Stop looking at the end result to bring you the greatest joy. Instead, celebrate the ways in which your life is gravitating towards that desired result. Nothing is guaranteed in life, so make the most of each day and persevere. Remember that the small things in life build up to the bigger ones." From Healthy Reflections email from SP

Well, onward and upward…right!!!!!

Have any of you heard of Shari Rose Shepherd [ hisprincess.com ]

She posted this on facebook today: "Today Jesus we say I do and I will love you for better or for worse. In times of sickness and times of health. In times of trials and in times of triumph. From this moment on, I choose you Lord and will not walk away until you walk me into your presence. Amen"

This is MOST definitely the prayer of my heart today!



Another quote I need to EMBRACE right now: "Never, never, never give up. Act as if it were impossible to fail." ~Alexander Lockhart

I'm sure I'm semi-struggling emotionally because Jonathan left for bootcamp on Tuesday. Nicholas and Andrew went back to college on Monday, and Nate left Tuesday to head home after being here for almost a month. I MISS my boys! But it's sure different cooking for SIX instead of TEN! emoticon That part I'm kind of enjoying! ha!

Thanks for your prayers for my soldier boy!!!!!


Missing him SO, SO MUCH!!!!!

Well, I guess that's enough ramblings for today.
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GRACEISENUF 1/26/2013 9:32PM

    I responded on your other blog like this one but without Jonathan's pic. I will pray for Jonathan for sure.

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ty for your prayers for my son too Susan


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SAL1512 1/26/2013 8:07PM

    Just remember the baby steps that you took. They were all important, no matter how small!
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MINDY502 1/26/2013 6:50PM

    Susan thanks for sharing your struggles and your words you shared. I have gained all my weight back and like you have been searching for that motivation i had at one time. i quit for quite a while and have tried going to weight watchers thinking that would motivate me but it hasnt. I am finding myself back here mainly for the support i get from others especially people like you. I know you can do this and so can I. I wish you the best!!

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KADULAC 1/26/2013 6:38PM

    You do have a lot on your plate, and it is hard to say just do it. I know you can do it with God's help. emoticon

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ERIECANALGAL 1/26/2013 6:30PM

    Looks like you are going to give it your best shot! You WILL succeed!
*Prayers* and *Hugs*
Dottee

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JUNEAU2010 1/26/2013 4:51PM

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