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My True Motivation on this Journey to Health

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

To honor God, who has blessed me with strength and empowers me to make healthy choices! I don't want to discount/ignore that power!!

To maximize my health -- many things (like genetic issues) are NOT in my control, but SO MANY health problems are directly related to what we eat! I CAN (and should!) control those variables!!

It's really important to my husband. I used to really resent his pushing me to lose weight, but lately I've come to realize that my having an "I don't care enough to try" attitude undermines HIS love. Why should he have to deal with my poor health issues if I don't care about them? Should he just enable me in self-destructive attitudes? (would I advise the spouse of an alcoholic to just ignore the problem?? All in the name of not hurting the alcoholic's feelings?!) I have to take my hurt feelings to the Lord, and let God deal with hubby's actions if they displease Him. I am accountable to God for my actions and words, and hubby is accountable to God for his.

I love the renewed strength, energy, and fun activity I have enjoyed since I lost 25% of my body weight a few years ago! I love looking good (many say much younger!)!!! I like that my sons & daughters-in-law are proud of me. I'm not embarrassed about my looks any more.

Thanks, Jodirichards, for prompting me to put these things in writing! I need to remember them! I can still get side-tracked and have gained a few pounds. This list will be a good reminder to stay strong!
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    What an inspiring blog Thank -you!
    1686 days ago
    Wonderful! Here's to honoring ourselves as much as those who love us do!
    1691 days ago
    Susie - You have been such an inspiration to me. Thank you for these great motivations and reminding me of the same.
    1691 days ago
    This is so true and I liked it. We should all read this and take it into account.
    1691 days ago
    I'm glad it was a motivator for you. I think this healthy lifestyle journey is a non-stop until we reach heaven type of process. emoticon
    1691 days ago
    emoticon You've accomplished so much and have made a better you. Better as in healthier so that you can live life the way you want to. Living without the limitations and struggles that you had in the past! Living life to it's fullest and enjoying every minute of it!

    I'm so glad you're husband "pushed" you. It shows just how much he loves you! emoticon and keep it up!!!
    1692 days ago
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