Overcoming personal set-backs

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Do you ever wander what life would be like set-back free? We all know that is a long sought after reality world. I suffered a few set backs at the end of August and it seems that my life has been in a downward spiral since then. I was sick for 2 solid months, and decided to withdraw from nursing school so definitely a time of transition. Lately I've been trying to be as brutally honest with myself that I can be and to face any of my issues head on. I look back and literally my life just seemed to crash and burn, like I just gave up on myself and everything great that I had going. It seemed to be one of those why me scenario's - just when I'm doing everything right (so I thought) everything goes wrong. Well here is realizing that it is time for me to take control...I am the one who is responsible for what I do and do not achieve in life. Life is going to be full of bumps in the road; some bigger than others, but its a matter of forging through them and not letting them grow out of control and push you back. I finally stepped back on the scale and was SHOCKED to see the number read 318.2 again :-(. I was scrolling though my memory setting on it and realized that I had reached my lowest 288.2 on 8/29 - I gained 30lbs in 5 months?! Well yes, that is a bad thing but there was a good thing that came from this experience...I looked at that 288 number and realized just how close I was to loosing 100lbs. I was a measly 35 lbs away!! Realizing that just lights a whole new fire under me - that yes it is attainable and yes its going to be a lot of hard and grueling work but I know I can obtain my goals to a happy healthy life!
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    Sending you lots of emoticon
    3841 days ago
    Sometimes it is set-back's that allow us to later (maybe not now) really know when it's good! My family and I are young and have went through some tough spots in the last 5 years that seemed as if they would never end, at I know we are not at the end because it's just LIFE, but we have all learned what is more important and we enjoy the little moments even more now! Keep throwing coal on the fire - you can get back in the game:0) You are in my prayers!
    3923 days ago
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