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A SELFISH Blog For Me

Thursday, March 28, 2013



Today I begin anew. I MUST. No more I will TRY and give in to Cravings later in the day. I Must TRY harder, Be more determined. I must make more vegetable juice.



My Positive thoughts weren't GOOD enough. I made positive actions, but physical limitations, a disability, affects my Reality. I am unable to exercise as much as I should due to MS it affects my strength and energy. One day I do great, the next few days my body protests to get through the day. I want to do more, but I must be realistic about what I can do. I must try to take mare ACTION.



My Nutritional intake. Dietary improvements will lead physical improvements. I will eat to LIVE. I CAN control what I put in my mouth.



Be careful of nuts !



My Goals list has been updated.



The Daily Schedule has been set. CHECK.



Physically I compete against MYSELF and no one else. I accept the fact that my abilities to move vary from day to day. No unrealistic expectations. Brazil Butt Lift might not be the answer.



I must practice PATIENCE with MYSELF !!!



I wanted it yesterday. I tried, I failed, I gave up too quickly. It's hard to not even last one day. Its even harder to think of making it a week. Sigh.



I vow not to be tempted by unhealthy foods which are in the house.



They are my husband's choices. I MUST BE STRONG.

He does workout quite a bit to stay in Shape. He often rides 20 miles on a bike several days a week and other home workout. He's rock hard. He deserves the treats, NOT ME!



Giving in to the treats in the house gave me at least 25 *^*&^&^ pounds. I must be STRONG, IN Control over my choices.



While I cannot control the foods that come into the house I CAN & WILL make healthy Choices.



I am not 20, or 30, or 40. I won't ever look like that again. I will enjoy my inner beauty and strength. I am REALISTIC. I will be a stunning silver fox.



Realistic is know I won't ever look like this again. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Darn IT !!!



But I can look like this !!! Older can be BEAUTIFUL.



We must accept graceful aging, inner strength, and health.



I am Committed to Positive Change.



Remember if you are older, never swim topless.



You can't say you haven't been warned !!! emoticon

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MISHMOM 4/3/2013 11:12PM

    This is an awesome blog post!!!! Full of truth and wit. I loved it.
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GETULLY 4/3/2013 6:20PM

    You are Fabulous!!! This is a great post. You have looked at everything and are still positive. We can only do what we plan in a day. And sometimes the day goes down the drain. The next day you pick yourself up and start all over again. You can do it! emoticon

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KIPPER15 4/2/2013 8:30PM

    Great post. I have a husband who loves candy and can eat as much as he wants. I understand where you are coming from. We will never look like we did when we were 20 or 30. But you are right, we can look good at our age!

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SAWYERPATTI 4/1/2013 4:40PM

    Right there with ya. We'll just take it one day at a time.

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ARTJAC 3/31/2013 12:53AM

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JIBBIE49 3/30/2013 12:59PM

    I had to laugh at the bikini old lady one, and the skunk eating out of the bowl. Good.

I think I told u about the man who had MS and had practiced YOGA for years. Yoga began 5000 yrs ago when people didn't have a doctor & had to heal themselves & they had little food, so they couldn't "burn" calories on extra movement and had to make each movement count. It has proved itself over the course of time.

IF IT LIES IN OUR POWER TO DO IT, IT LIES IN OUR POWER NOT TO DO IT. Aristotle.

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JANIEWWJD 3/30/2013 12:29AM

    Beautiful blog; thanks!!!! emoticon

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GWTRIKER 3/29/2013 9:05PM

    Wonderful blog, thanks for sharing.

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PHATPAT18 3/29/2013 1:57PM

    I loved this blog. How inspirational!

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 3/29/2013 11:36AM

    I love reading your blogs.

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RACEFORLIFE 3/29/2013 4:11AM

    What a great Blog!

I dont think its selfish at all. Not only does it motivate you (isnt that the point of SP?) But it motivates others too! You have certainly made me feel the need to put some fresh effort into it :) Good Luck x

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RISINGBLUESTAR 3/29/2013 12:27AM

    This is an excellent reminder! The journey is challenging but we have to stay committed. So much harder than it seems but WE CAN DO THIS! :)



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BATMAN_FOREVER 3/29/2013 12:19AM

    You can do it. Every day is a new day and a new step. Hugs!

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KRYSTALLA 3/28/2013 11:41PM

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2ABBYNORMAL 3/28/2013 11:08PM

    Loved your blog with the motivational thoughts, wisdom, and the pictures to go with them.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/28/2013 10:30PM

   
Totally loved this blog It was fun and funny and meaningful.

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MAGGIEVAN 3/28/2013 10:18PM

    Great blog. Thanks. Now that you have set steps in pace, defined your borders etc. Now go forth and achieve. We all have our eyes on you. Make it work emoticon

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DS9KIE 3/28/2013 10:17PM

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CLPURNELL 3/28/2013 8:53PM

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VIBRANTSTAR 3/28/2013 8:46PM

    This is our year! I have given up too many times to count and here I am, 4 months in still getting healthy. It is your turn! Juice it up! You will feel amazing! :) I also know about the 'husbands choices'. He brings in junk sometimes but he also runs 17 miles a week. I FEEL YA SISTA!

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4RASCALS 3/28/2013 8:24PM

    Great blog. You have so much determination & confidence. You are truly remarkable

Have a wonderful Easter

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NATNOEL 3/28/2013 7:58PM

    I LOVE this blog !
And that is the cutest ass ever.

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PATRICIAAK 3/28/2013 7:36PM

    For me, choices work better than absolutes.

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AWESOMECHELZ 3/28/2013 7:04PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon Love, Chelsea

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SHAMROCKY2K 3/28/2013 7:03PM

    THANKS.. that was cute and made me think and smile. Poor hampster! lol

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CMRAND54 3/28/2013 7:03PM

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/28/2013 6:51PM

    Great blog!

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LOVESLIFE48 3/28/2013 6:33PM

    This is a wonderful blog!! You will reach your goals!! emoticon emoticon

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GAILANN48 3/28/2013 6:22PM

    You may think this blog was selfish, but I know it was for ME :). Seriously, you spoke for many of us besides me, I'm sure. Thank you for your sincerity, humor, clarity and selflessness in doing that.

You can do this...YOU CAN....and so can I.

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:) Gail

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 3/28/2013 5:49PM

    emoticon ,,,,,you can do it!

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FLMOMX2 3/28/2013 5:39PM

    Such a beautiful blog. You can do this!!!

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_LINDA 3/28/2013 5:24PM

    You have two strikes against you, a disease that you never know until you wake up what your day will be like and a husband who can eat anything he likes (((this bothers me more than anything else -as this seems to be so very common among women on Sparkpeople, they are trying to be healthy and look great and this is the way their husbands like them, but they can look like anything they want, beer belly included -So. Not. Fair!!)) No chance of encouraging hubby to join you on a healthy journey? its more fun to tango with a partner and have at home support! At the very least, keep the junk to himself and elsewhere if at all possible. Out of sight out of mind can work wonders.
My province, for whatever reason, is a hotbed of MS. I have seen the worst of it (a good friend's daughter developed it when she graduated high school, in one year she went from able bodied to being blind and in a wheelchair, was so very tragic, and then her poor Mom died from brain cancer leaving her only daughter alone still makes me cry to think of it) Like my steadily advancing disease, you have to live your life full bore and take each day to the fullest no matter what it throws at you. You never know when the day will come where you: can no longer even walk, not be able to lift even a pencil, be blind. If there is something you want to do or try, don't hesitate! Seize the day! Own it! You control what you do, no one else!
I wish you all the best on this Easter weekend of tempting treats.


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KING_SLAYER 3/28/2013 5:19PM

    Lovely blog :) The upside is that our diet makes up about 85% of our weight loss efforts. So by just controlling what you eat you will be ahead of the game!

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GINILEE4 3/28/2013 5:08PM

   

This is a great, positive blog. When I get off track I go to zero. That means I start the next day with 1 goal. Maybe to not eat cookies. That is all I ask of myself that day. Usually I end up doing many more great things for myself that day. Try 1 step at a time while you ease into the habits.


Gini

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FRIDA11 3/28/2013 4:51PM

    Maybe you can ask your husband to hide his sweets and salty stuff a secret place or in his car(if he has his own one)
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BARCLE 3/28/2013 4:13PM

    Great blog and some awesome motivations emoticon

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JO28352 3/28/2013 3:42PM

    You are a true inspiration!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 3/28/2013 3:38PM

    What a wonderful blog!!!!!!!!

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GRACEOMALLEY 3/28/2013 3:25PM

    Brilliant! You ARE the only one you ever need to compete with. Thanks for reminding us and yourself! emoticon

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MICKEYH 3/28/2013 3:21PM

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KANDOLAKER 3/28/2013 3:03PM

    Great blog and what motivation! You can make it today - just do not give in. If you feel like giving in, do nothing for 15 minutes and evaluate again. I have confidence in you - you've been thru a lot and you can make it thru the day. Just tell those cravings "you are not the boss of me"! Wishing you the best!!

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OOLALA53 3/28/2013 2:48PM

    You can't really choose not to be tempted. You can choose only not to eat tempting foods. When you do this enough, they become less tempting AS LONG AS you are eating enough food and are fitting favorites in at appropriate times and in moderate amounts. Make sure you have wonderful meals planned to look forward to. In the beginning, just knowing that I had a great slice of artisan bread or a biscuit on my menu for dinner really helped me hold out during the afternoons, which had always been the beginning of my binges. I know you can do this!

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SISSIE21 3/28/2013 2:42PM

    Loved this blog. Thanks for sharing it. I personally love the poster of the woman on the motorcycle-very powerful. I really like how you are saying to yourself that you want to be the best 'you'. I agree, I will never be young again or have the same health and fitness I did in my youth, aches and pains seem to be part of life now... but, we can try to be the best we can and that is all that matters.

I really admire you for not letting your MS keep you from moving forward. Yes there are ups and downs, I have a good friend with MS and I see that in her as well. She just does what she can and doesn't beat herself up on the days that she can do less. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to keep up with her activities and fitness and she takes it a day at a time. So I can imagine how you must feel some days.
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JUMPINJULIE 3/28/2013 2:28PM

    Great blog.

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JACKIE542 3/28/2013 2:25PM

    Wonderful, I am going to come back to this blog every now and than, very helpful emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 3/28/2013 2:20PM

    I start over again every single day.

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SYDLETZIII 3/28/2013 2:12PM

    Very good blog, my high school sweetheart had MS, she passed at the age of 50 in 2011 she will be missed.

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RYATES10 3/28/2013 2:10PM

  This is the most awesome post I have ever seen!
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COCK-ROBIN 3/28/2013 2:03PM

    Wonderful!

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KMEYERRING1 3/28/2013 2:00PM

    I really like your post. Very good motivational self-support. I also love the pics. You have a good path set in front of you...now take that first step! GO FOR IT.

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