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Patience is a Virtue

Sunday, April 20, 2014

There are so many things in life I have been waiting for that haven't came yet.

Love, Success, Weight loss, Me.

I feel like I am forever waiting inside my house peeking out the windows and opening the door wondering if the me I want to be has arrived yet.

I keep thinking "what if"? What if I started my weight loss journey in 2011. What if I told that guy that I liked him? What if I didn't have depression/bipolar and it didn't wreak havoc on my school life?

Then I realized those "what ifs" are exactly what has been keeping me waiting. What if I went outside and found the me I want to be? What if I am patient, knowing that I will lose this weight and achieve my goals?

What if I stop saying "What if" and make a plan of action and do those things!

Being patient knowing things will change is a virtue, being patient waiting for things to come is a crutch!

I know I will lose this weight, even if it's hard to believe fully, what I can say is I know I will workout tomorrow, I know I will drink water instead of juice, and I know that I will stop waiting for change....I'm going to make it!!
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    emoticon Ohhh...been there! All good things do come to them who WAIT!

    I was an "older bride"...married at 30. I had my first child at age 38 and my second at age 43. You have time on your side! emoticon

    Waiting stinks though...being single was torture to me.

    Can't wait to meet you on the team!

    1513 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    emoticon I 'what If'd" for years and finally 1 day I just started tracking my food, I drank my water, I started to move and it changed my life by 147 lbs!! emoticon emoticon
    1522 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/21/2014 7:14:13 AM
    I think the saying goes something like this:

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It is about learning to dance in the rain....

    dance my Sparkfriend, dance....
    1522 days ago
  • GOGIRL_93
    This blog really resonated with me. I often find myself the victim of waiting. The only difference is that I can't quite pinpoint what I'm waiting for. This usually happens when I am going through a depressive episode, which happens more than I would like to admit. I have not felt happy for longer than 2 weeks at a time in the past 2 years. But when I break out of those episodes, the waiting disappears. I think my problem is that I don't actually know what makes me happy. Things that I think will make me happy leave feeling empty and unexpected things bring me joy. I think once I truly learn how to live a mentally healthy lifestyle, the waiting will disappear.

    Thank you for this entry. It really helped me reflect on my journey thus far and has me excited for what is to come.
    1522 days ago
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