Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday was my 1 year Spark anniversary. It's a good time to look at where I've been and where I'm going. The past year has been emotionally a lot of ups and downs. I struggle with depression and the extra weight doesn't help. Getting out and moving does.
I had hoped to lose more than just 4 lbs. but every pound is a struggle that I will gladly earn. I'm am trying to make more time for myself but most of the time my plate (my life) is full of obligations and I need to learn to say no more often. Hmmm....perhaps to obligations and to FOOD!
I am much more conscious of what I 'm eating and I think I am making much healthier choices ...most of the time. My body is changing and I am losing some of the belly fat. I put on a pair of size 14 pants the other day that actually fit...amazing. I can't remember when the last time was that I got into that size.
I am trying to age gracefully. I'm am going gray. Right now I look a bit deranged with multi colored hair but I can't do the hair dye thing anymore. I see so many women my age that have made that choice and admire just how lovely they look when the process is done. It will be one less thing on the schedule of things to do! And here's hoping I too will look lovely rather than just old!
I'm working on organizing my home. My daughter and granddaughter moved out at the beginning of the month (a major emotional upheaval) after living with us for three years and I've been trying to clean, paint and refresh the house and get rid of clutter and excess. Simplify. Make it easier to do the things that are important to me, instead of letting things run my life.
The outlook for the future is looking positive. I am expecting more from myself in the next year. I plan on being more active, exercising more. Losing more weight. Challenging my mind and my body. I am proud of myself for still being here at Spark and still being committed. I haven't given up. I may still be just putting one foot in front of the other most days but I do see progress and that is good. So here is to looking forward and hoping for another year of maybe not outstanding progress but at least true personal growth in a healthier body, mind and spirit. Thanks Sparkpeople, you are keeping me on track.
How appropriate the quote today:
" The mighty oak was once a little nut that stood its ground." - Unknown
I think I shall have to be the "nut" this next year.....