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The revelation is still feeling RIGHT - We cannot "fail", "fall off the wagon", or even "do over". We are on a SINGLE journey and our weight losses and gains are all a part of that ONE journey. Regardless of our choices, good, bad, functional, dysfunctional, joyous, blessed, or catastrophic, we get to LIVE WITH THEM FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES. We ONLY GET ONE JOURNEY and all of the mistakes, successes, etc. are PART of that ONE JOURNEY. That makes me JOYFUL.

I have been struggling because I had a nasty adventure on and then off of the dreadmill at the fitness center in December. I didn't break any bones but pulled muscles in my right shoulder and bruised my left shin from ankle to knee quite seriously. Even after a half of a year, it is still discolored and swollen. Just last week, my orthopedic doctor said my knees need to be replaced and like right after the dreadmill incident, i have to admit that I still don't like to be less than . . . less than whole and less than capable. I continue on my journey and my roller coaster ride. I have to keep reminding myself that my journey is something of a patchwork quilt of totally separate patches that are sown together with the threads of family and friends.

Why? Why would I be JOYFUL about having to live with all of my past mistakes? I am joyful because I KNOW that the progress I see is the RESULT of the positive choices I am making now and the watering down of the negative ones from the past. I am taking my journey with all its ups and downs as a learning experience and the fact that I am still HERE and I am still learning from my journey, I am STILL ALIVE and can change. Think about it - all of those FAT people who are DEAD can no longer turn things around - they can just lie there and be DEAD - I CAN CHANGE. I CAN BECOME WHAT GOD intended me to be. THAT IS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE. So are the little successes along the way - I ate ONE brownie, not three. I had salmon for dinner NOT half (or maybe even the WHOLE) pizza. I chose to PLAN my snacks so I can grab something healthy instead of something that makes my stomach hurt, my knees cry for relief, and my brain fuzzy. I can find a celebration and a success in lots of small things most every day. I CAN be positive even when my world is collapsing around my shoulders. I can stop and take time to talk with God about HIS plan for me while I am trying to figure out my own plans.

I added meditation and moments of conscious gratitude to my day to help me remain upbeat and positive - knowing that what I think also affects how I am doing - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I try to release negativity as soon I it starts to creep in. I journal and track. I am listening to my inner wisdom more deliberately. I recently discovered Tai Chi and have added that to my days. This helps bring balance and peace to the day.

Today is the first day of this new phase of my journey. Only a phase, not another NEW JOURNEY because we only get ONE journey through this life. THANK GOD FOR THAT!!


Member Since: 7/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 315,845

My Goals:
Wholeness, health, wellness, and a balanced positive enriched life.


My Program:
BALANCE - Eat natural. Eat healthy portions. Eat mindfully. Focus on faith, love, sleep, meditation, exercise, healthy relationships, and renewal. Eat so that I will live more joyfully and more serenely. Stay positive and focused on the IMPORTANT things in life - NOT THINGS but PEOPLE.



Personal Information:
My name is Nancy. I live in West Virginia. I teach in a self-contained special education class with students who have autism and other intellectual and behavioral challenges at a local middle school. I have a cat and my son has a dog and another cat. We live together in relative peace and harmony. Deaths and stress wreak havoc on my life and health

I KNOW that my relationships are more important than THINGS or MONEY and it is a good thing that they are because I have no money. I do, however, have some of the most awesome relationships!


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I am blessed more than I can fathom. Maybe making lemonade isn't such a bad pastime. After all, I get so many chances to deal with challenges and crises that if I at least get the lemonade, I get something out of all these learning experiences.




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Love is more powerful than any law and more effective than any weapon. Jeremy Holm
    3 hours ago
  • v JUDITH316
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    2 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    It's Wonderful ~ Woman ~ Wednesday!
    ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸♥ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ To my very strong and powerful friend`*•.¸`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ reading this message right now `*•.¸

    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I used to have a comfort zone where I felt safe and couldn’t fail,*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* Locked in my daily routine without any worry or fear,*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    *•.¸ `*•.¸♥* In those imaginary four walls I was alone; it was as if I was in jail.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I dared not try any new things that were new or unclear.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸

    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I longed so much to do some things I’d never tried before,*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* To venture out, try something new, of which I had no doubt.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    *•.¸ `*•.¸♥* But I stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* When boredom got the best of me, I knew I had to figure it out.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸

    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I told myself it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing much.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I claimed to be so busy with many things inside my comfort zone,*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I said I didn’t care for spontaneity, noise, crowds, and such.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* But deep inside I longed to try something new and different from what I’ve known.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    3 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Your worth is divine, it is pure and you do not need approval to throw off the shackles of expectation and fly free from fear, insecurity and doubt. Jeremy Holm.
    3 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Keep pursuing your goal,
    No matter where you are,
    Because we all know.
    You’re a bright and shining star!
    Congratulations on being our Bright Star in the Spotlight. Enjoy your day!
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    5 days ago
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