Monday, July 29, 2013
So last night with my grandfather in the hospital, I began thinking... if this isn't going to be a turning point in my life, what is? He's battled diabetes for a number of years and now this colon issue, whatever that may be. He's one of my biggest role models, and I need to make him proud for the rest of the precious time I have left with him.
Today I started out with my usual Special K yogurt cereal with fat free skim milk and a banana. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then I go to pack my lunch and realize mom made me a wrap - turkey, lettuce, and tomato on a tortilla. I had a chewy bar as a snack around 10 and at noon broke for lunch. I'd been feeling kind of grumbly at work up until now (case of the Mondays). For lunch, I refrained from any extras other than the wrap and some pretzel twists, and had water to drink. Then, since I was all out of ice in my cup, I decided that I'd take a walk to the school cafeteria (I work on my college campus, for those of you interested enough to read my spazzy blogs, haha). During the stroll, I decided to take a detour and ended up walking .62 miles around my campus before ending up back in the office! I was amazed at myself for deciding spur-of-the-moment to take a walk... and I feel more energized now!! This little spark I've got may even carry over into tonight - we'll see what happens by the time 8:30pm rolls around...
What's important here is that I just FEEL different today. I'm not thinking about food, or the fact that the walking I did was minimal. I'm thinking "Go self! You can do anything you put your mind to!" What I've accomplished so far today isn't huge, but it's a start - my own personal start that only I control. And that's a good feeling. I've realized that just because someone is farther ahead in their journey than I am does not mean they are better or worthier, just that they were ready to go and have paved a path of encouragement for me to follow. I'm going to try my best not to compare myself to others anymore. I'm my own person, and my own biggest supporter. I CAN DO THIS FOR ME!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous, sunny Monday!