"Finding My Way Back to Me"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I realized that the biggest part of my adult life has been devoted to taking care of those around me ( as most of us do) the husband, kids, friends, other family members, and for the last several years I have owned a home childcare so I take care of my little guys 11 hours a day 5 days a week, and through those years I have had many of my daycare parents go through nasty divorces SO I have dealt with them too. But I do not have regrets about any of this because this is who I am...... a giver, listener, friend, mom, sister, daughter, wife. So now I need to also become a individual who takes care of me as well, I know that so many of us and yes I am going to say it WOMEN do tend to lose ourselves along the way in life because we busy ourselves with the care of those around us first.
Well at 48 I am beginning the journey to "Finding My Way Back to Me" how funny that sounds to me even a bit dramatic But all to true. Here are some of the things I have learned through my time here at SparkPeople (but not all by any means)......................
1. Support is a MUST !!! I found that here
2. Tracking my food intake & drinking lots of water......VERY Important
3. Having Self Respect & Self - Worth.... we need these
4. Journaling is Important write what you are feeling what you ate how your day has gone.
5. Compliment yourself in your journal even the smallest things are important
6. Use ALL the tools that are available here to help, ask questions if I don't have the answer
7. QuickFire my day EVERYDAY !!!!!
8. Tell myself every morning this is the day that will change my life. (and it has)
9. MOVE as much as possible through out the day 5 min here 10 min there it ALL adds up !!!
10. Know that at the end of the day I am worth the effort of self improvement !!!!!!!


I LOVE ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS!! Thanks so much guys

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    WOW, you have put on "paper" what is so important - 1 through 10. I have never in my life done this "journaling". Actually, 3, 4 & 5 - hmmmm need to appply the things in to my life!! Thank you friend for helping all of us with your words.
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    4201 days ago
    I love your number 8. What a powerful statement!
    4219 days ago
  • LORI815
    What a great blog! Sometimes putting ourselves first is the hardest thing to do especially if we've never (or rarely) done it. My favorites are; 1,3,5,8 & 10! I think support is so easy to ask for but so hard to accept at times. We all need it! And the others, well, I think it's so important for us to remind ourselves that we are worth it, we are worthy and we are wonderful. We can tell everyone else how great they are or how nice they look or what a good job they're doing, but to turn it around on ourselves and say "WAY TO GO!"...that is like operating on ourselves.

    I think you're doing great! Keep up the good work and it will happen.
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    4219 days ago
    Congratulations on venturing forth on a new journey to find yourself. We are here for you to support and encourage you. Count on us to get you through the tough times and well as encourage you during the good ones.
    4219 days ago
  • IOWAGAL1957
    you have great insight and i know you will be successful in working toward your goals!
    4220 days ago
    Great revelations - just want to highlight a couple of your comments - all of them are extremely important and relevant - a couple just popped to me -
    #5 - absolutely find the good in what you do AND when someone pays you a compliment - say "Thank You" and don't deny it.
    #8 - Tell yourself that Today - you will change your life - you do that everyday
    #10 - Know that you are worth it 24 hours a day.

    Ok, that was three not two - but, I loved the entire list and yes you should print it so you can refer to it every day. Keep going - you can do this.
    4220 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2009 9:48:04 PM
  • LLTS01
    emoticon I'm right there with you. You should print this so that you can refer back to it as a reminder.
    4220 days ago
    I too am on this same journey. Your suggestions are great and I too will use them. Thanks for sharing your journey and being an inspiration to others.
    4220 days ago
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