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Another day on the right path

Monday, April 29, 2013

I am tired tonight, but its a good tired. My son brought my 3 granddaughters down for the afternoon, while he went out for some alone time. He works from home, and my DIL has been battling some recent health problems, so the girls and the house have all been on his shoulders. He did ask first, and I said OK!!

These granddaughters are the reason I decided to change my life. It was 4 years ago, on the oldest one's first birthday I realized I couldn't get down on the floor to play with her, and that with the history of heart disease in my family, I probably wouldn't live long enough to see her grow up.

So I made changes, and have lost almost 80 pounds over the last 4 years. I still have more to go, and get disappointed with myself when I look in the mirror and see fat hanging off my body. I feel like giving in to the cravings, and whine to myself that I'm being deprived.

But I read so many of your stories here on SP, stories that inspire me to keep going one day at a time. And today I had a day I can be satisfied with.

I tracked my food, and although the result was higher than my calorie goal, I am accepting it as reality instead of lying and cheating to myself. I am maintaining my interior integrity. And I got down and played legos, and played games, and had a good time with the girls!

Now they have gone home with their dad, and I am happily going to bed. I'm looking forward to another day tomorrow to open my heart and look for that door that leads to peace with food.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOBYCARP 4/29/2013 8:57PM

    Sometimes we need a reminder of *why* we're working so hard for our health. Sounds like you got the perfect reminder today!

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RUNNERRACHEL 4/29/2013 12:44PM

    You have made incredible progress. It's important to focus on the positives instead of thinking of the goal, think of the progress and the journey. Just like you said, one day at a time. Each healthy choice is a step in the right direction. Great job taking something that means a lot to you and focusing on that. Focus on all the things you can do now, how much better you feel. Don't focus on what you are lacking. Focus on the positives. You are doing great!!

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PRINCESSAMY 4/29/2013 11:12AM


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LITTLEDEBI 4/29/2013 8:09AM

    I enjoyed reading what you have accomplished , thanks for sharing!

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NUOVAELLE 4/29/2013 2:04AM

    You have the best motivation in the world! And I'm sure your granddaughters will be proud of their healthy and energetic granny.
Keep up the great work!
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MOTLORAC 4/29/2013 1:59AM

    Amazing reasoning for going for it. What a way to keep motivated.

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ZRIE014 4/29/2013 1:19AM

  keep moving forward

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GRAMMAOF16 4/29/2013 1:17AM

    Love those 'good tired' days! You have a good attitude and it will work for you! emoticon

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