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Out with the old and in with the new...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

So I've been sick for some time now. I think I worried myself that way.....if possible. I've been under some severe stress. I seem to have a weak stomach for stress and I think it made whatever caused my illness worse. Anyways, I'm glad to report that I'm starting to feel better. I have to eat pretty bland foods, anything with too much spice really seems to do me in right now. I hope that goes away! I'm on a few medications for my stomach and I hope to get off those eventually too! I really don't like taking medication unless I really have to!!

Anyways, I've been doing some thinking and soul searching and have come to some conclusions. About my goals and life this year. I have taken on a lot of commitments at church. I'm both the director for preschool and women's ministry and I also do various other ministries. It has been great and all but it does cause stress which I don't need any extra. I'm between a rock and a hard place because right now there are no other people to fill my positions and I'm not one to quit but I know I can't keep going like this forever. I also am in transition of going from disability to workforce...or at least want to. And on top of this I want to lose weight. All great things but all at once have me for a head spin!

Well this little time down with illness has given me time to think. I've prioritized the ministries at church and will do what I can when I can and hold on until the next year. But I will have to step down and only focus on a few next year....I think I'm superwoman sometimes! I DO have a top priority of losing weight! Which brings me to my next step and I'm going to lose as much weight between now and Jan. 2014 when I'll hopefully return to the health care field. I feel so much relief and burden lifted now that I have a clear cut plan. My parents are coming in 2 days and I STILL have so much to do around the house. I told my Mom that it's not going to be perfect and she'll have to deal, even though I will try my hardest to make up for lost time. (By the way my Mom is the sweetest woman I just want to impress my parents)

I will take this next week with my parents and relax... I only get to see them once a year. But I will relax and get back into tracking and maybe even walking with my family at the park. And then I will tackle my new goals one "stressless" day at a time!! So out with the old and in with the new...way of taking on life and my goals!! I recommend everybody not trying to take on the world in one swoop but bit by bit!! I hope everybody is having a great day and God bless! Happy SParking!!
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  • JOYB19
    Glad you had some time to sort things out! I tend to over-commit myself too. One of my goals this year is to scale back because it is a lot of stress! I figure if I get too stressed to take proper care of myself, then how can I possibly be ready and in shape to help other people?

    Your mom must be wonderful because you are such a thoughtful person! I hope you don't lose the focus on your own heath. It sounds like you are very important to a lot of people! I'm sure your parents' visit will go well.

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  • DULCINEA54935
    Good for you. It is important to set priorities and boundaries. God gave us only one body so it is vital that we take good care of it -- including managing stress. Praying for you.

    1854 days ago
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