Friday, September 13, 2013
I have a LOT to say and no time to say it in right now but I saw a few quotes that I had to put down - it's amazing to me how we are (and I am at the front of the line, believe me) our own worse enemies when it comes to losing weight and getting healthy.
The first was from a blog by BOBCATGIRL76 - if you haven't read her SparkPage or any of her blogs, I highly recommend you do so. This young woman inspired me to start again and to forgive myself for not being perfect. What she said was something like (and I'm paraphrasing here) "If one of your car tires was slashed, would you walk around it and slash the other three?" Really on the mark and yet, when we slip and have a bad day, or make an unhealthy meal choice, that's exactly what the majority of us do. I need to take this one to heart.
The other quote was on FIRST magazine's web page and it said, "Only loving your body when it's perfectly fit is like only loving your children when they're perfectly behaved." I'm a mom and this one also really hit home. I would never, EVER dream of doing that and yet I do it to myself all the time.
Deep breath. One day at a time. I can do this.