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A Blessing in Disguise

Monday, March 19, 2012

It's the funniest thing but it just dawned on me... all this time I have been alittle frustrated about things but I just realized what I have been frustrated about is a Blessing in disguise. Okay when I say I have been frustrated about things well I have been about several things.. as many of you I have been about losing weight, about trying to figure out what to eat, what works for me and how to balance it all out. ( How much to eat, what to eat, how much to work out, what kinds of workouts... Ect) But the one I am speaking about right now is finances... work has been slow so with that comes no extra money to do things... can't go out of town and see my family and such... and all tho I do miss them I just realized in some ways it is a blessing! Okay I know right about now your going.. HOW is that a blessing NOT seeing your family... well let me explain... to me how this comes out as a blessing is at this point in my life and life style change I m still getting the hang of things with eating and working out and when I go to see the family I tend to eat well any and everything... one because I don't want them to make a fuss over me, (making foods they wouldn't normally eat... And normally I would just say lets go out to eat so I could choose whats better for me and they still get what they want... BUT with no extra money you can't really do that. Also I don't ever seem to drink like I should one because its an almost 3 hour drive and I HATE HATE HATE Public bathrooms... I would rather go in the woods.. I hate them so much!! lol And like most of you when I drink like I should I pee all day long. Then there's the matter of exercise.. I do my best to stay active while there but tend to go with the flow of things and normally we just hang out and talk... not really burning any calories lol anyways so you see I get derailed and with still getting the hang of things its still hard to get derailed and get back on track so to speak. So Today I realized that it is just that a Blessing in Disguise!!

Now I don't mean to say that my family's not important enough or anything... I am just saying I am looking at the positive side to this... because with my finances being the way they are right now I couldn't go see them even if I wanted too. & I do But, well you get the picture right?
Also there is more to the story but I am leaving it out because I m not trying to complain about my life or my finances. I am TRULY BLESSED, I have 2 wonderful, amazing little girls and an Amazing Loving Husband. A wonderful family. We are all healthy. We have A house to live in, clothes on our backs, My bills are getting paid and we have everything we need. And so much more. I feel VERY BLESSED and I am VERY THANKFUL!! God truly has been good to us!! And I THANK GOD Everyday!

As I always say.. Things Could Always be worse!! Be happy about what you do have!!! Don't always go looking at what you don't have!

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    Love it when people can see the blessing! :)
    2580 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    I totally understand this! It's such a pain when family members want to plan a meal around what you can and can't eat... it never turns out well! Not being in that situation just alleviates a bit of stress.
    2581 days ago
    I completely understand! My family like to turn up unannounced and expect us to stop what we're doing!They will also stay until around 10pm. A bit different I know but we lost countless evenings working on the house because of this. I have decided if I have a workout scheduled after the baby and this happens I'll just apologise and go out for my run anyway or eat my dinner in front of them. (I've waited 6 hours before now to eat because I feel rude to continue with my dinner)

    Anyway, what I was trying to say is to make the most of your blessing in disguise to find ways you can squeeze a workout/your food choices in to your family's choices. You never know they may enjoy a walk in the evening :-)
    2592 days ago
    I totally get this. My anxiety goes up when we have out of town stuff because I worry about what I'm going to eat, how/when I'll exercise, etc. At home I'm in control. And until I get a really good hang of everything I want to be in my own comfort zone.
    2592 days ago
    Totally understand you and I agree when you are socializing with family you don't have as much control over what you do and what is available to eat. I makes for tracking difficulties and is one more thing to add to your already complicated life. The rewards are also great because socializing with family is spiritually uplifting and can make you very happy. But when you are still working on gaining equilibrium it can throw you off. Remember we are on a journey and there is no end just the trip. When you are with family don't sweat the small stuff. It is one day and you can get back to your equilibrium tomorrow.
    2592 days ago

    I can relate. Your family knows you are trying to live a healthy lifestyle but will say "Oh, just a small bite won't hurt you". I know from personal experience. Just take this time of smaller finances to keep on with your activity and your eating plan and just imagine how nicely surprised your family will be when they do see you.

    Keep up the good work, Nora
    2592 days ago
    Sometimes, it's difficult for me to see family because of those reasons, so I can relate. However, maybe next time you go to see them, take a healthy dish with you for them to try. You might want to explain why you brought it, and that you would like to share a part of this journey with them. It's ok to eat other things every now and then, but the key is to limit your portions.

    Also, I know you said that you have an issue getting exercise in. Maybe you could suggest that every one go for a walk to get some fresh air. Again, it's a great idea to share why you are on your journey. Who knows, you might change a family member's life!
    2592 days ago
    I understand. When we go to visit my husbands family I often cook because his mom loves to fry everything. Public bathrooms gross me out too.
    2592 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/19/2012 1:31:50 PM
    As much as I wish you DID have the $$$ to go visit family... I think it's great you are making a positive out of a negative. : ) Hope all is well!!!! I haven't been very active much on here lately, and I'm hoping I can change that soon.
    2592 days ago
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