It's time

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I have allowed circumstances and people to throw me off my quest toward becoming the healthiest person I can be. First Greg's health sunk down to the point that I thought I'd lose him on several hospital stays. Praise God - he's stayed out of the hospital for almost 10 months so far!!! He's still appallingly weak and needs to take a couple of naps daily, but he's healthier than he had been. But the thought of losing him sends me to food - I need to stop doing this to myself.

I've also allowed my adult sons to discourage me and I've comforted myself with food. I must take my self-respect back and not allow them to have the power to hurt me.

I have re-gained 30 pounds. HOLY COW!!!! I'd worked so hard getting those pounds off and now I have to do it yet again. I know with my Father's help I can do this - He doesn't want me to continue down this negative path. Today I start again finding my joy in the Lord.
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    Liz, Thank you for sharing in this blog. I have been there with the kids, but I am no longer giving the right to control me, I am me and the only one I will give to control is My Lord and Heavenly Father. With what is ahead of Jeff and me, there again I am not going to let his situation control me. I have to to a certain degree, but not to where I gain back all that I have lost. I am believing that if I don't lose during the trying time ahead, I am going to maintain where I am.
    God bless you and I know that with the help of the Lord and the support of your spark friends, you will get those thirty lbs off.
    God bless you and keep you in the palm of His right hand.
    3603 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    You can't take care of someone else if you can't take care of you. I fall in that rut from time to time myself with my dad. You can lose that weight again, and together we can do it! Know that my prayers are with you! Don't let anyone discourage you, I know you can take back control! HUGS!
    3604 days ago
    I just learned fist hand that it is hard to take care of oneself when taking care of another who is ailing. I am so sorry for all the stresses that you have had. Ironic that when we need to take care of ourselves the most to handle what is going on, we neglect ourselves the most.
    And children - I have girls. They can be my best pal or cut me to the quick. Yet that is the dance with our adult children. You are right that they need to treat you with respect. I told my daughter once that I didn't want to talk to her or see her if she continued to treat me that way. We eventually worked thru it and it has been fine now. I don't know if I could have enforced that but I meant it at the time.
    You lost the weight once and you can do it again. Just start small if needed and you can do it. We will do it together.
    3604 days ago
    I hear
    I HAVE been the same way....
    I put on 15 pounds since I found out my hubby has lung canser.
    Hang in there..
    We CAN and WILL lose it again...
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    3604 days ago
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