The official definition of stability is
"1. The state or quality of being stable, especially:
a. Resistance to change, deterioration, or displacement.
b. Constancy of character or purpose; steadfastness.
c. Reliability; dependability."
And by the online dictionary, Your Dictionary,
"Stable describes something steady that is not prone to change, someone who is level headed and who isn't subject to wild swings of emotion."
A friend of mine asked me to blog about what stability means to me BEFORE I have read her blog regarding the same.
So in reading the definitions provided above, some of the characteristics of being stable are contrary to my life. I don't want to be resistant to change. I am looking for it. That's one of the main reasons I am here. I think in the past, my words might have been all about changing, but my actions did not reflect that. I would look for ways to get healthier, lose weight, etc..., but they would be short lived and the result would be no change. Therefore, one could say I was very stable, at least according to the definition. But heck, I know my emotions were not stable. I know l would cycle through ups and downs, happy when I was heading toward my goal, and frustrated when I did things sabotaging myself. I would try again, and the cycle would repeat itself, the primary difference would be the duration of time between these ups and downs.
I must say however, the one thing which DID remain stable is that I kept on trying. Never gave up. That was not going to change. I wanted, no, needed to continue on this journey until I found something which worked for me. Something which motivated me. Something which educated me. And thankfully I found it with Spark People.