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It's Now About Me!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I just recently realized that I have always (and still do) put everything ahead of me. When my children were young, they came first....their wants and needs came before mine, and that part is ok with me. I have always taken being a mother seriously. I believe the needs of your children should come first! But I've done that with everything!!! Taking care of my husband always came before me.....taking care of my home has always come before me....my job has always come before me. I have found that I put things off (for me) because I always have other things that need to be done first.....how crazy is this!!! Having my house clean meant more to me than taking care of myself.

My eating habits were horrible....I'd eat when I had time, and by then I was so hungry that I ate too much or just ate junk, because it was quicker and I could get on with doing the important stuff. I know, RIGHT???? I know that the only reason I have so many medical problems is because of me....my being overweight (for so many years) has caused so many problems. At age 49 I had both my knees replaced....doctors told me that the extra weight I was carrying around has put too much stress on my body. I now have problems with my hips, problems with my feet, and I had to quit working in March because of problems with my back. Again, doctors have told me that the weight is a major factor in my health problems. OMG! Evidently, I don't take hints too well..... But at least my house is clean......yea, NOT FUNNY!!!

Well, today the world is given notice, Karen is taking care of Karen FIRST! My first goal EVERY day is to exercise, BEFORE anything else gets done. Unless you're gushing blood or dying, DON"T BOTHER ME!!!

I am REALLY looking forward to being selfish and doing more for me. Can't wait to see how I turn out!! Lol.

Have a wonderful day everybody......TAKE TIME FOR YOU!!!
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  • SUE-M-C
    Good for you! emoticon
    3068 days ago
  • SNUZSUZ
    My mother was overweight almost all of her life, and no matter what was wrong the doctors said well if you would just lose weight....just like the doctors say to me, no matter what I go see them for they say well if you would just stop smoking....I swear if I stubbed my toe it would be because I smoke.LOL

    Congratulations on taking care of yourself first from now on. You really need to if you want to be there for anyone else. I wasn't trying to discredit all the thinggs that do happen because of being overweight or from smoking, but some doctors take it to the extreme!
    3070 days ago
  • COTTONCONLEY
    WTG, Girl!
    We do tend to do that, don't we? Put everyone - and everything - else first! Well we are special enough to have time for us!
    Have you ever read that bit written by Erma Bombeck when she found out she had cancer? All the things she should have done but didn't. I couldn't help but compare her to my mother. She had neither fame nor wealth but she was rich beyond measure....she enjoyed life! She took care of everyone else but she took time for her too. I wish I could be more like her..............
    You keep that attitude now! emoticon
    3070 days ago
  • KATJAMN
    HOLY CRAP!!! IT'S ABOUT TIME WOMAN!!!
    But first can you come and get my house clean?? LOL

    I love you, and I want you to take care of yourself!!!

    3071 days ago
  • PAMMY222
    Karen--you just take care of you! I read your blog to my husband, he wants me to take care of me (selfishly) so I'm around longer to take care of him! emoticon But, of course, after I take care of my needs first. emoticon
    One of my rewards to myself for losing 15lbs will be a housekeeper for 4 hours. I want a clean house too!
    Have a great rest of the week!!
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    Pam
    3071 days ago
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    3072 days ago
  • PATTIE441
    Way to go Karen! Woo Hoo! So proud of you!!! You got to take care of you or you won't be there for your family. My mother has been trying to tell me that for years. And last year I almost didn't make it for my family. That was my wake up call. Congrats girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3072 days ago
  • no profile photo MOTHER-NATURE
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon If you don't take care of YOU, who will ?

    I am so proud of you for finally putting yourself first !!!

    I will be watching you to see that you continue to do it it emoticon

    Hugs

    Niki
    3072 days ago
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