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Day 184: Photo Blog #3

Sunday, July 03, 2011

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but it still doesn't explain everything. I mean, it's complicated.

Day #3 is supposed to be "A picture of your inspiration for weight loss."

At first, I thought this is the one to post:

In some ways, my inspiration is born from hoping to avoid the complications of some major health issues - hypertension and diabetes being the two biggies in my case - which you might say boils down to fear. I'm afraid of courting disaster by not trying to do everything I can to get healthier.

In my SparkPage introduction I've written "I have a very worthwhile goal - I want to be healthy the rest of my life."

I could say I wish I'd started thinking about it and working at it when I was younger, but regardless, better late than never applies here as much as it does anyplace.

So in an effort to see the glass as half-full, I thought this is the better picture to illustrate my inspiration to lose weight:

As I said in another of my blogs, I'm not perfect. I don't always make the wise choice, the right choice. But my awareness level has certainly been raised, and I make the right choices a lot more often than I used to.

So rather than fleeing from bad health out of fear, I'd prefer to think I'm running toward good health because I want to. My inspiration for eating right, exercising, and looking after myself is the desire to live a healthy life.

So that's it from me. You wouldn't believe how long I had to struggle to put that together. Sometimes the words come easily, and sometimes they don't, lol...

Goodnight, Sparklers, wherever you are!

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    I think that eating right for health reasons is an incredibly worthy goal. I also know that when you struggle to get the right answer down, it's then that you learn something important about yourself. I have come to like it when writing makes me struggle with something. I always come out the other end with something life changing, and it's great. You're doing so well. Keep it up!
    3326 days ago
    I think the SP plan has worked for you and because of it you are living proof that bad health habits can be turned around. Your pictures keep me going! They give me hope. What a beautiful lady you are! emoticon
    3326 days ago
    Great pics, and they show gowing from seeing a negative to seeing a positive. When I started this journey, I was trying to choose a picture to motivate myself. I would up making a deck -- I couldn't pick just one!
    3327 days ago
    Working toward being healthy for the rest of your life is the best motivation there is!
    I hope you achieve your goal. And I hope that all of us here at SP help you get there!

    3327 days ago
    Excellent! Inspiring! Indeed a picture is worth a thousand words. Great idea! I see you may not have had a full glass in the beginning but you switched and now I see this was born out of a "full deck". :D
    3327 days ago
    Awesome words....such a change of thinking....
    Was thinking when that very change hit me and it is nice to be reminded of it....
    Have a great day
    3327 days ago
    Motivation: the fear / attraction twins! Yin and yang. Isn't it sort of true of life in general? And ditto what Lynda said... love your blogs, Kasey! Rest well. emoticon
    3327 days ago
    no--I love it all--I enjoy yer blogs! It's hard to come up with a topic daily!--And--You do it!!!----Choices--Healthy Choices is a fav. blog that you write about!---- Great blog Kasey!--Lynda from the North! emoticon
    3327 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    the first pic is kinda scary, but I love the veggie one!!
    3328 days ago
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