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The bigger picture

Monday, October 06, 2014

I am still in the process of reprogramming my brain to stay on track. And no matter what goals I put for myself are good, there are some I need to concentrate on more than others. I woke up this morning feeling like I slept amazing for once. Probably has to do with my blood sugars being on track, working hard during the day, it being gray and cold out and being all snuggly in my warm bed with the dog snuggling with me. And as I am getting my youngest ready for school I go through my morning routine. I put on my lipchap after I take my blood sugar level and insulin shot. I thought to myself or rather remembered that over the years I have had this stupid little goal of using up a lip balm tube. I have never finished one. I usually misplace it or the dog eats it...something happens and I never meet such a tiny goal. Then I stopped myself mid thought and told myself. GIRL! Pay attention to your biggest goal! Getting your bsl right and your blood pressure right and keeping there every day! This may seem like such a trivial thing to have to remind myself. But I need to do it and daily! As my adult life goes on I had turned into the woman who curls up on the couch with a blanket and watches a movie and ate/drank whatever was in the house. NO MORE! This time of year is the time I want to do that. And yes, it is ok to curl up with a blanket and a movie, just not all day long all the time, eating/drinking what ever is in sight!
I must keep my mind on the bigger picture. So I can feel proud of myself, feel I am accomplishing something good for me, so I don't feel punished, so my doctor can approve me for longer time between visits, so I can watch my kids grow up, so I can be here for my grandkids, so I can grow older with my husband, so I can live life! Because living life is so much better than curling up for a movie stuffing my face.
Ok, so off to finish my morning routine and to live life! emoticon
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    Rock on!

    For so many of us that are working hard to override old habits, the change of season is a time to refocus. The temptations are REAL. And we owe it to ourselves to acknowledge them, address them, and move on.

    We are worth it. And, you are doing wonderfully!
    2413 days ago
    I think your goals sound fantastic!! Movies and a blanket are great, but being with the ones you love and knowing your health has taken a positive turn are even better! Great attitude! emoticon emoticon
    2413 days ago
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