JUST LIKE A HUMMINGBIRD!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I've always loved hummingbirds and reading up on them I discovered that they can migrate thousands of miles and will return each year to an exact location, even to an exact feeder.
Well, just like a hummingbird I've returned to Spark People. The exact location to which I have returned several times. Why don't I just stay here? I have found the support that I need in all areas of my life to help make this transition from high blood pressure and near obesity to healthy again. Why don't I just stay here?
I get so mad at myself when I allow the stress of life to give me excuses to go through the fast food window, order in that pizza or take a few drinks in the evening. And yes, over the last 3 years there has been stress! My husband was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer, the economy did us in, and our son who is 40 had his leg amputated because of diabetes (brought on by severe alcoholism). One major crisis after another and then throw in a few extra passing dramas and there you have it . . . the perfect excuse not to give a thought to my health!
Time to get a grip! I am on high blood pressure medication, beta blockers and am borderline diabetic. Ya think that might do it? Maybe this time I'm the drama instead!
I am so thankful for this site that only keeps getting better and better. It is so hard to change a 60 year lifestyle! I am praying that this time the spark will stick!
My hat's off to Spark People! SPREAD THE SPARK!