Practicing My Own Advice

Saturday, November 14, 2009

It is easy for all of us to give advice, but when we have to practice it that is different. I've learend that this past two weeks. I tell everyone to take it one step at a time and this is a journey. I was not losing weight for a few weeks and getting myself upset. Finally, I decided that I would not get on a scale for two weeks, relax and take it one step at a time. I went to the doctor yesterday and found that I lost 2 lbs, blood pressure, and everything was wonderful. What did I do different?

Well, I took encouragement from all of you, my own advice, your advice and took life as it comes. I stayed on track, exercised, but with a fresh outlook on things. That this was a journey and it takes time. I'm doing it, feeling better, healthier, and happy. Stress is still in my life, mom is hanging in getting a bit weaker. Life is about the same. But I'm different - because I'm taking my life and everything that happens day by day. I can only change what I can change. Mom will not get better, but I'm grateful we still have her, my sister won't change and I can't change her. So accept this as what it is. My job will remain the same - but deep down I'm good at it and like it. My newphew and family are wonderful, as is my signifant other. He encourages me all the time. So this year I am thankful for all of them and you.

Even if it takes longer to reach my goal - I will reach it. That I can make happen or I can give up and stress about everything. I think the first one sounds better. So my friends - remember follow your advice, believe in yourself, give encouragement to friends, be thankful for what we have. Life is too short. So enjoy it and remember you're all doing great.
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  • JUNEBUG1944
    Baby steps...that's what we must do to succeed! It's good to follow your own advice...too often we are quick to give it, but slow to follow it. We know what we should do, but doing it is a different thing!
    3803 days ago
    hi love sorry for not being around much i have had the kids being in and out of hospital so i know what you mean about certain areas of your live not being able to control.the main thing we have to be careful not to let the things we can´t control take over the things we letting the stress of what we can´t control overtaking our controll of our eating habbits something i am very good at doing i am afraid to say.i have to learn to control my eating habbits in times of stress.i am getting better but could improve it alot if you know what i mean.glad your mother is hanging in there for you.enjoy and make the most of your time together if you can.also say all you want to and say your goodbyes when the time mother died when i was 12 and i never got to say my goodbyes.sound horrible i know but is a reality.take care of yourself and you know where i am if you need me.glad you are taking one day at a time.
    4166 days ago
    I love your advice. One day at a time. That's the only way I'm going to get anywhere, myself.

    Good luck to you!
    4168 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Is it ok if you reach your goal sooner? Think about that. This journey isn't really controllable. If, that is, we allow it to happen.

    Yes, walking your talk is exactly what you should be doing. Leading by example.
    4168 days ago
  • no profile photo CD704044
    JEANINE Thank you for sharing this post you sound like me it wasn't until I finally let go of things that I found my peace and my journey became easier life is short sand enjoy every minute!

    Way to Go!
    hugs Debbie
    4168 days ago
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