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I am a Quitter

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Being a quitter is supposed to be a bad thing. I disagree. It depends on what you are quitting and whether it is good for you or not. I was giving up on my dreams just because it seemed unreachable now. That was a bad thing. I am quitting smoking after 37 years. That is a good thing.

Quitting on your dreams is never a good thing. Instead, you should look at how you might tweak them a little to make them work. I have always dreamed of owning a business some day. I thought it would be something my husband and I could do together. Now that his health is in question, I have to look at a slightly different picture. The place that was envisioned for him will have to change, but the dream itself does not have to die.

I am tired of being fat and out of breath. In order to change these things, exercise must become part of my routine. It is hard to become active when just walking across a room takes your breath away. I’m not that bad yet, but I will be if I don’t quit today. That is the only habit we did not change when my husband had his first heart attack two years ago. Now he has had to have a quadruple bypass. What a wake-up call.

I know I made the right “first” step when I joined SparkPeople. You are all so supportive and have great tips that will aid me greatly to succeed in whatever endeavor I pursue. This is one of those “never quit” things.

So, you see, being a quitter is not all bad. When circumstances demand it, heed the call.
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    Good on you for knowing it was time to quit for the right reasons! And well done for taking control of your health. Quitting smoking is MAJOR! And you're succeeding at it. It's okay if you have setbacks; keep moving forward, that's the important thing. I set small goals regarding diet and exercise so that I don't end up overwhelming myself. If I fall down, I get back up and start all over~no biggie. It takes time for healthy habits to stick. Slow and steady wins the race. You've taken the first steps to ensure that you and hubby have a long, happy and healthy life together. Keep your dreams in focus and alive by continuing to blog, journal or by making a vision collage~those things help keep me grounded and centered; it also brings me to a peaceful place. I'm glad you're holding on to your dream. Give yourself a big pat on the back for not giving it up. Dreams fuel and motivate us, propel us forward. Y'know what? You're going to succeed. You really are! And we'll get to read about it. I truly hope everything goes well with your husband's surgery. He's fortunate to have someone as loving and determined as you by his side. Please take good care.

    "Fall down 7 times, get up 8"~Japanese Proverb
    3899 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/23/2010 8:39:20 PM
    You're so right! Never, ever give up or quit on this goal! This is the one you want to meet! Go get at it and you'll be a winner!
    It might be a little tougher right now at meeting your goals but just think how much sweeter meeting them will be.
    4286 days ago
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