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Todays gift to myself

Thursday, November 13, 2014

After being down for awhile and being lifted by my friends on here I have decided I need to make sure I give myself a gift each day. Why? Because I deserve happiness. And it helps motivate me.

Today the gift I give myself is patience. I will let myself go at my own pace and not beat myself up. I will enjoy the snow falling and treasure it. I will do well eating and manage a low carb treat to not feel deprived. I will watch a funny show and ride my bike to exercise and pick up my mood. All of this packaged with patience will be today's beautiful, thoughtful gift to myself.

Last night I got to thinking that I have a week until my next blood tests. I was feeling the pressure up until that moment. I decided yes I should keep going and trying my best but one week of beating myself up was not going to change those results a whole lot. It tests the past 3 months. And beating myself up was just going to make my stress higher, blood pressure higher and blood sugar numbers higher...and that is not doing me any favors. So ... I am letting it go. I am going to stop putting pressure on myself and be patient like any other day. This will allow myself to relax my thoughts and breathing. Allow me to succeed more easily. What ever the outcome of the test results I know I have made some huge changes and for the better. And if I am still confined to a 3 month check, so be it. I will just keep trying my best every day. That is all I can ask of myself realistically. Nothing more since my best is my best.

Thanks girls for being there for me to lean on. I really needed it. I am blessed to have the both of you for Spark friends. You mean so much to me. emoticon
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    One day at time - what a wonderful gift to give to yourself . You are worth it - an extra emoticon from me to you -
    We just do the best we can !
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    2347 days ago
    This is great. What a wonderful gift to give yourself. I would bet its a gift you give to EVERYONE else everyday. You deserve to get as much as you give...which is a TON.

    I love MRSCAMACHO's "leveling up" idea, because it makes the process seem manageable. When a level does "kick our butts" we get a do-over. We don't have to start all the way back at the beginning. We can maintain what we have achieved and keep trying. I know that with this plateau I am experiencing, sometimes it feels like I will NEVER progress again... But I will. I will get to the end of this level one day and SURPRISE! I will leap forward. I just have to keep playing!

    2347 days ago
    I'm so happy to read your post! You definitely deserve happiness, and the best way to find it is within yourself. Nothing like giving yourself a chance to breathe, right? You've got this and even if you don't quite get the results you were looking for at the checkup, you can bet that your motivation levels will increase and you'll kick butt at the next one. I always try to look at my progress as a game. Okay, I just beat that level but this one is kicking my butt. What can I do/try that will help me level up (I'm married to a gamer nerd, can you tell?)? Once I beat that level, I move on to the next challenge. Is it easy? Hell no! But I try to make it fun. I'm proud of you, Kate!
    2348 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/13/2014 10:39:26 AM
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