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Not sure how I feel...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

It's weird. I am proud of myself for my weight loss and increased fitness and health. I am working hard and it makes me feel really good about myself.

But there are some other aspects of my life that I'm not so happy about. I need to turn my attention to those, too. Sometimes I have a tendency to escapism--if I ignore it, it will go away. But of course, I'm old enough to know better.

Is it odd to feel so good about yourself, and not so good at the same time? Tomorrow I'm going to tackle those issues. I want to feel good about myself all over--not "with reservations."
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    i know exactly what you mean. I figured out the weight loss/fitness thing...now I need to get a grip on other things in my life....
    3466 days ago
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    Totally think so....

    3466 days ago
    I hear this - let me know if you come up with a good strategy because I haven't yet and would love one!
    3466 days ago
    It's the same with me...

    I have a situation in my life that is driving me nuts...but today I took a small step to know that I had done all I could for the situation, and then tomorrow I will take another one, etc. I am not responsible for everyone else's reaction, but I am responsible for what I have tried to do! I am a "doer" and have to know that I have done everything possible....

    3466 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/29/2011 12:59:24 PM
    Hi, hope you don't mind, but I've just read a few of your blogs (don't remember how I happened by), and the one about having sore legs but not wanting to take a rest day hit me, and now this one.

    Here's an idea: have you tried yoga? I used to do straight yoga, and now I do BodyBalance (it's a Les Mills class that blends tai chi, yoga and pilates). It's a different kind of workout. You can do it on a "rest" day, and if you're a runner/biker (which it sounds like you are!), you'll be using different muscles, but won't feel like you're slacking. It's also helpful mentally/emotionally.

    Good luck to you - you're doing great!
    3467 days ago
    Sounds like you have a plan, JUst go for it. we are here for you if you need us.
    3467 days ago
    Well, show me someone that has it ALL figured out and I'll call it a fig-newton of your imagination.


    Sometimes I think happiness requires steps and progress, just like any other goal or change. The things we can control need to be identified and managed. The things we cannot... well, we need to figure out how to maximize the happiness (or minimize the stress).

    I have been struggling with this, too. Like most humans, every success or goal met means we often raise the bat or pick another 'something' to improve. I think that's OK. What would we do if EVERY thing was super duper?

    3467 days ago
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