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.