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Sunday, December 02, 2012

Wow! It sure has been awhile since I posted a blog, but not because there's nothing going on in my life. There certainly is! Even though I know how helpful blogging can be to help me organize my thoughts and vent my frustrations, it definitely is not the first thing that pops into my head.

I've been pretty swamped lately due to work, putting in roughly 56 hour weeks. Sleep is getting a little hard to come by, and money (or lack thereof) seems to be stressing me out everyday. Needless to say, my diet has suffered a bit because of these stressors.

If I'm honest, though, I have to say that I let these things affect my eating and motivation. Even though I know that everything is my choice, the implications of that never really sank in until recently. Every time I don't eat more than I should, don't exercise, or take care of myself, it was my choice. That has been quite the realization for me. Why? Because knowing something is true and then seeing it in your life as a reality is quite different. I want to win the maintenance game, but above all, I want to make the right choices for my health, my family and every other aspect of my life. My attitude of "I feel so stressed out, I just need to ignore this" or "I feel so stressed out, I can give in a little" was my choice.

I am going to take care of myself, even if it means making choices that are not what I want to do at the time. Nothing is easy, and I thank the Lord for helping me to see the truth of what I already knew. We all have choices to make from our diets, activity, relationships, attitudes, finances and everything else. We need to make them informed and right, even if it is difficult. I am on my way and every little step will get me closer to my goals for life.

I'm off to get ready for church, but I ope that everyone has a great day!
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