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Blog Challenge- Day 21

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

21. This is a long one. You just spent three weeks reflecting on yourself and your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Write yourself a heartfelt, loving intention to help you reach your goal.

An example is, "I intend to show up for myself everyday, in every way to support my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. I will continue to be a healthy, vivacious person. I will take responsibility for anything and everything that enters my mind, body and soul. I will honor myself."

Write your own intention, but you can also use prayers, essays or motivational phrases from elsewhere. Whatever you write or "borrow" should resonate deeply and be helpful to you as a source of strength and motivation.'

I intend to pursue my goals with an open heart and an open mind. I will allow myself to fail, but strive for excellence. I will continue to meet my fitness goals each day, extending my streak even further. I will take responsibility for my choices and my thoughts in all aspects of my life.


Three walks with Cooper again today. Had lunch with my friend, Peter. He is funny, but a bit of a perv. I think the term dirty old man was invented with him in mind. I also stopped at the library and went to my afternoon appointment. My therapist is concerned as some of my symptoms have gotten worse in the past month or so. Nothing too alarming as of yet, but enough for there to be reason for vigilance. Mental illness can be so devastating, and so misunderstood. I am working at maintaining mental and emotional stability. Some days are better than others... but every day now is better than where I was 2 years ago.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGDAWG 11/24/2013 8:13PM

    I will pray for you. So many people live with or love someone with mental illness. It makes no sense that society still stigmatizes it.

I love the positive affirmation to yourself. It is loving, realistic and generous.

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/21/2013 4:43PM

    This has been my most symptomatic year ever, and it is excruciating. May we all find blessed relief from suffering.

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FORMYDARLINGS 11/21/2013 4:12AM


I understand your illness as I share it. I agree, some days are better than others but your spirit and attitude toward yourself will hold you steadfast. I aspire to have your confidence and commitment daily. Keep going and remember you are wonderful.


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CHERIRIDDELL 11/21/2013 12:15AM

    Do you have depression Chandra ?(Tell me to mind my own business if I am being too nosy) I just wondered because they have treated me for that since my accident even though I don't really think I am depressed , they say that with chronic injuries depression is inevitable.
I hope you do not end up feeling any worse.I think you are an awesome person and your hard work inspires me !

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COCK-ROBIN 11/20/2013 10:01PM

    Isn't it great looking back and seeing how much better you are? I feel good about my own journey.

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CINDHOLM 11/20/2013 9:45PM


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_LINDA 11/20/2013 9:19PM

    So sorry to hear you are struggling now. Hoping it does not get worse.
Got to love your exercise buddy Cooper, he is getting you out there!
Keep up the great work!

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BIGPAWSUP 11/20/2013 7:08PM


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ZZYYGGY3 11/20/2013 7:02PM

    great blog.

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