If At First You Don't... KEEP ON PADDLING!!!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Let it be known that Ruby is still working at trying to get back into a healthy groove. It seems that no matter how many letters I write to myself, nor how often I tell myself, which just happens to be every morning, of every day, of every week, "I will make good food choices. I will exercise today", I come to the end of my work day, and once again my hand slips off my boat, and of course the boat drifts a bit further away. Once again I find myself struggling to reach it in the hopes that I can grab a hold and climb back on board. One more time I'm battling to stay afloat in treacherous waters. I know there are many life preservers all around, some tossed to me by my Spark family and friends, others tossed to me by perfect strangers, and everyone doing their best to help pull me to safety. As I blindly reach out my hand, I lose sight of goals because those gosh darned cheese twists, potato sticks, M & M's, bologna or hot dogs floated into my vision, causing me to miss reaching the life preserver before me.
For those of you who may still be fighting the same battle as I am, remember that as long as you keep your head above water, you will NOT drown. You may take in excess water, much more than you'd like, but keep on treading that water. Keep on doing the dog paddle and keep reaching out to all those hands tossing you life preservers to help you make your way back to, what at times feels like, your elusive boat. All it takes is one preserver to help keep you afloat and head you back into the right direction. Eventually you will reach the boat which YOU will help steer to your shore of a healthy lifestyle.
Keep on reaching, it's right there in front of you. You can see it. The more you continue to dog paddle to stay afloat, the better you become and eventually you will learn how to swim, rather than just staying afloat.
WE CAN DO IT!!