Thursday, August 22, 2013
I have lost 46 pounds. I am so thankful, because the things I have had to manage the past couple of weeks, I would not have been able to. Our adopted son, has many challenges. Unfortunately that include causing harm to others and himself. Things have escalated to where we had to have him admitted for mental health. This has been the most difficult thing I have ever gone through, and I have not lived on a bed of roses.
I had to physically restrain him...if I had been 46 pounds heavier, it would have never happened.
This past year has had many difficult moments. If I would have given in to every inconvenience, I would have been in a heap of a mess. But that meant sticking to it. I didn't stop and pick up something to eat when running on the road, or during a difficult trial I made it through with out chocolate, when the groceries were low... I didn't indulge in cheap junk food.
And did I give in the past couple of weeks? No way, I need good nourishment to keep myself strong physically and emotionally. In order to be everything I need to be for my children, I have had to make myself a priority. The pay off is big. I'm so glad I did.
You never know, when you will need to be your strongest. When that time comes, you will be so glad for all the good nutrients you have poored into yourself. Every bit of exercise that has made your stronger and healthier. Do yourself a favor, you may just need you later in life.