We Have So Much To Be Thankful For

Monday, November 19, 2012

Even though we've had alot of stressful situations in my family lately, I still have alot to be thankful for. Sometimes I just have to remind myself of those things.

Every time I seem to be doing well, something or someone interrupts my progress. I am committed to keeping on, even if I hit a few rough patches along the way.

I have little motivation but I'm here, anyway. Maybe it's hormones...maybe it's just coming out of the dizziness of stress this last week...I don't know.

What I DO know is...When I am making healthy choices and tracking my food and eating my vitamins, I feel really, really good. My spirits are lifted and I feel like I'm accomplishing something. So, I'm gonna' go with that. Why allow problems..(and they're not even mine, really), to stunt or stop my progress? That's something I can control.

I don't have to let anybody stop me...except me.

Maybe it's just easier to not do something that doesn't feel natural right now. I know in time making right choices will feel more natural and the unhealthy one will feel less "right".

It takes committment and time and hard work.

I am willing.

Going to track my food now...because that's what I can do today....and little by little, I'll get there if I don't give up.

Thankful for this site and for my Sparkfriends.
Thankful for so many things in my life and I'm going to focus on those things today and lift myself out of the duldrums.

Have a great day, everybody....and keep lookin' up!

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks everybody! I'm hanging in there!
    3065 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9922996
    Michele, I think you've hit on a very important point -- we may not always know what to do with the situations (and families) in which we find ourselves, but we can always make a positive choice for ourselves. Giving our body the nutritious fuel it needs, the movement it requires and the sleep that restores it goes a long way to helping in any crisis.

    3067 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11085628
    Thank YOU for posting this right now! I have been putting off going for my daily walk - your words reminded me that walking is something I CAN DO right now! So - I'm off to a very hilly neighborhood park - short trails but big hills!
    3067 days ago
    Hi lady!!! I am so sorry to hear you have stress going on right now! :-( But, I agree, we do have so much to be thankful for.................and you are absolutely right. You can only control yourself; no sense in letting others attitudes control us!! You do what you need to do, and the other stuff will take care of itself (easier said than done, hey?)

    Hope you are all doing well. If I don't talk to you, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    ~ Christa
    3067 days ago
    3067 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.