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What a gift! We are at choice.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I haven't been blogging, but thinking that getting some of these feeling out that are holding me back would be a good thing.

In coming back to SP after being seriously ill, I felt it would be a positive, interactive, and action-oriented environment to 'find myself in.' Since then I have been experimenting with teams trying to find caring, interactive people with common interests. I feel we have a wealth of talent and information here, but have to settle in to the teams that will serve us best.

Iam at a crossroads. Serious illness, as most of you know, leaves you with the reality of life. The knowledge that what we put in our mouth and what we do to our bodies has consequences. If we really do want to make changes, we need a plan. It is either, make a plan and take action, or do nothing and fade into bad health and accepting much less out of life. What i frightening is the hard work it takes. It is every day. The good thing, is it is flexible and forgiving. If we just try, each day is a new opportunity to get it right.

I choose to participate. I choose to continue to learn, to try new things. I will not give up. First things first, what are my objectives: to make healthy food choices, to move my body in exercise and give expression to my creative side.

I'm thinking of commiting to a June challenge of exercising, interval walking and some strength training,plus eating healthy food choices. This is needed and I can do it.

I'm excited about the friends I will meet along the way and what can be accomplished, particularly if we work together. I know that choosing good health is not the easy way, but I know that any other choice brings negativity and illness later on that is far worse.

I chooe to accept the challenge. I know that there are others who are serious about their commitment. I will find them and we will combine forces and win.
Life is too precious to do otherwise.

Everyone who comes to SP meets the point of the crossroads, which way will you go? Toward Hope or give up and age miserably?

What a gift.....we are at choice.
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  • CANDY-
    Thanks for the positive outlook Carol. I need more of that in my life!

    3305 days ago
  • NETTY1
    Hi ladies,

    Good blog. I am glad you found the right group for you. Keep on moviing.
    3306 days ago
    Carol, Bless you for all that you are and are trying to do. I agree with Kathy. It gets easier too make the right choices the more we do them. Life is precious. You are precious! Keep going strong. I believe in you!~JoyLynn
    3306 days ago

    You said what I'm sure many of us feel -- and we all get to those crossroads, don't we? Choices are wonderful when we make the right ones. I so honestly want to make the right ones because I know it makes a difference. Thanks for sharing your heart -- I'm sure your words have touched many.

    3306 days ago
    Great blog, Carol! You are absolutely right about choices. You make your choices, for good or for ill, and live with the consequences. Fortunately, our bodies are, as you so aptly put it, very forgiving. Once you start making more good choices than bad, your body responds in amazing, positive ways. And that can snowball, if we let it. Before we know it, it's not just our weight that's dropping, but our blood pressure, our resting heart rate, our BMI. Our blood sugar comes under control. And it's all about the choices and it's all in our control.

    You're on the right track, Carol! Now, go for it!


    3306 days ago
  • ARLENE70
    Thank you for saying many of my thoughts. I struggle with what I know I should be doing to be healthy as I can, and easing up and not committing to what I know is the right thing for me to do.
    In Sparkpeople I look for the people who motivate and are active in posting and with whom I can identify. You have inspiried me and motivatated me. We can be long as we never give up.

    Hang in there with me friend.

    Hugs, Arlene
    3306 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/30/2009 8:33:28 AM
    I have found several times of being at a crossroads.. I understand. Sometimes, I have given up. Sometimes...ruined my health further with some wacky idea of a diet.....

    I know I must make changes...NOW--- I decided to take 30 days to blog about what I ate....and think seriously about my health.... I have 9 more to go... I see that I am not doing enough in order to get to goal... At the end of this 30 days.. I will reassess what I am thought process begins now in order to make these changes... I know it takes me about 30 days to make changes, but I gave me these 30 days to just "observe" what I was doing....

    I am so glad that I have gotten to know you neighbor..and that you have been in prayer for me and my family... You are a blessing and I know you will succeed and getting qwhere you need to be health-wise.

    LOve and Prayers~
    3307 days ago
    What a wonderful blog. I know what you mean by a crossroads. I came to that many times and in March jumped right in and despite a few potholes in the road I have keep on going.

    I hope you can keep going with me
    Love Kerrie
    3307 days ago
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