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I Got Lost

Friday, June 28, 2019

Down the rabbit hole, I went. Away from the steps I knew would keep my life on a healthy track. I ate carelessly, thought negatively and allowed myself to be too easily overwhelmed by life's little crisises,

Righting my ship has taken lots of work. It's taken the realization that no matter how strong I am, I can't do everything alone. I've sought professional help from a therapist, and have really been taking stock of myself.

I realize that I stop doing a lot of things I love to do ---the things that fill my well. Writing, crafting, cooking, cleaning. These things have slipped past me. Now, I am back on board and I am moving through these things that have held me back. I'm writing, making space in my life for crafting again, cleaning,,and hopefully soon, cooking. It feels great ti be engaged in my own life again.

I am special and great person. I endear myself to others. I deserve to share the gift of me with the world.

What are you doing to stay on track?
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    Track no matter what.
    641 days ago
    Well my dear, cleaning does not make the top of my list, nor does cooking!
    Actually that is something I am trying to work on.
    I have been doing some purging of my household recently, and I do feel better with less clutter all around me.
    My therapist had told me once I have no joy in my life.
    She is right.
    I need to figure out what brings me joy. I have always focused on making sure others are happy, but never myself.
    I am 60 years old now.
    I need to figure this out, because I do not want to spend my remaining years sitting in front of the television eating myself to death.

    669 days ago
    Wishing you success and prayers with trying to stay on track!
    680 days ago
    One more thing. The biggest difference for me between eating smart and not is doing the best I can each decision. When I let a slip upset me and keep on overeating, I gain. When I forgive myself as soon as possible and get right back on track I can maintain a healthy weight. You don't have to be perfect to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
    681 days ago
    Best wishes for sustaining your effort to live your life with joy and zest! What am I doing to stay on track? I have one SparkFriend I write to daily and report how my day went. I track my food and activity. I have joined a team challenge and report my weight weekly there. I have joined a running group and have several 5ks coming up. I'm going to PT to treat my sore shoulder and doing the suggested exercises. I belong to a social dance club and meet people there. One couple invited us to a swimming party and we are going today. I am taking piano lessons, building on what I learned in elementary school. I think it is good for my brain. My 93 year old mom has Alzheimer's and I do worry about brain health. I keep my granddaughters (8 & 12) several times a week and try to encourage them to be active, too.

    I am not doing good at cleaning. I have a lot of trouble de-cluttering due to messy hubby. Plus I have given one bedroom to the grandkids and it is totally full of toys. I just hate doing housework when I'd rather be doing something else, anything else. Just keeping up with laundry and cooking is enough domesticity for me, but my house looks awful. My husband takes care of our half acre outside but is no help in the house, in fact, he tracks in dirt daily. How do you get motivated to clean house?

    681 days ago
    So happy for you that you are back on your journey and loving you! Thank you so much for my watermelon goodie. We ARE worth it! emoticon
    681 days ago
    Yes you are :) hugs
    682 days ago
    IMHO, writing is therapeutic. It is a safe way to rid negative feelings and to be totally honest. If we fear someone might read it, it can easily be destroyed when the writing is complete.

    Spark is filled with so many resources to help us as we journey to better health. Along the way we may find a friend or twenty. emoticon

    Thanks for the goodie. You, too, have a fabulous day!! emoticon emoticon
    683 days ago
    emoticon I log on to Spark every day and read about wonderful people like you. emoticon
    683 days ago
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    emoticon I'm with you in the rabbit holes. They just swallow you whole sometimes.

    emoticon Keep Sparkling You are worth it!

    Peace and Care
    683 days ago
    Welcome back and wishing you success as you re-enter! You can do this and proud you have help in getting thru this process, too.

    Good luck.
    683 days ago
    Working on me every day
    683 days ago
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