I am still here, sort of, in limbo I guess

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Motivational Quote of the Day: "Never ever, ever, ever, ever give up." I know someone already came up with the 'never give up' part, but I added the ever, ever, ever!

That's about all I can say about that. My weight has stayed the same, which should be a good thing, but I am just trying to figure out how to come out of my little funk. My four year old is driving me crazy and we are going through a rough growing pain with her stating her mind, asserting her independence, etc, and with my increased work load along with my husband's on-going traveling my options for a healthy outlet seem limited. These are poor excuses, but I guess I am just stating what is on my mind at the moment.

The hardest thing for me to accept right now is realizing I cannot do it all and do it well between work, motherhood, being a wife, friend, family member, etc and I am putting my own health and well-being on the back burner as a result of it just to please others. I've got to turn this around.

I hope my fellow spark friends don't think I have walked away--I am still here and I need to start a new spark streak for logging again daily. For a while it just got to be too much, however, when I don't log on, I feel like I am falling into a dark whole that feels impossible to climb out of. I know I am stronger than that!
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    Susan don't give up!!
    1797 days ago
  • BETHS60
    It is so hard when your little angel starts being independent. Remember that independence is a good thing. You want this. The challenge is to maintain your sanity, and provide loving guidance while they go through this.

    Take a breath. This, too, shall pass.
    1808 days ago
    As other posters have said, you need to take care of you before you can take care of others. (That's why they say to put your oxygen mask on first when needed on a plane.) I think you've already realized that by your post - give yourself a chance to change your priorities and you'll soon be moving forward. emoticon
    1808 days ago
    The pressure of daily life can be overwhelming, but you are right about taking care of yourself. You are important and life is too short to spend the bulk of it upset with yourself. Learn to love yourself and be happy with everyday that you treat your body and mind with respect, health and love.

    1808 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Here is an excerpt from a speech given during WWII by Winston Churchill at a boys' school he had attended as a child.

    "Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

    Apparently, he never intended to be thin, or he probably wouldn't have given up on that, either.

    Eating moderately consistently has got to be easier than being at war!
    1808 days ago
    Glad to hear from you!! emoticon emoticon
    1808 days ago
    I'm so glad to hear that you will never, ever, ever, ever give up... that's number one! But it sounds like you need to cut yourself a little slack and choose your battles. I think you are one of those "givers" who put yourself last in order to please everyone else, but in the long run you are paying the price with your health and probably your sanity while trying to help and please everyone else. Take a stand like your four year old and "assert your independence" Make it a priority to plan some "me" time everyday. Only 10 minutes..... 10 minutes every day is all you need to get yourself in better shape. When you feel all those demands pressing down on you, just try to remember that you need to be strong and healthy in order to be there for everyone else. Others are important, but you are important too!! Love yourself enough to take care of number one!! emoticon
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