Monday, July 16, 2012

This Video Really Hit Home For Me!

Hello Again!

I'll bet you wonder where I have been lately. I've been busy doing everything but somehow not doing what I really need to be getting done. Sounds funny but it's true.

I have been getting my house in order. But in the reality I've been saying that for 2 years now! UGH! My husband was hospitalized for 9 days then took another week at home to recover, trying to do my flowerbeds a bit each morning before it gets hot, then I had  a garage sale (moved into my home since it was so hot out), then had  a Close To  My Heart party(scrap booking and card making company) which took me days to set up and make decorations and now finally trying to finish off organizing the last of my crafting stuff and photographs and memorabilia. Which the craft stuff and photos/memorabilia are not done. I have all of it sitting on part of my kitchen counters and the photographs and memorabilia are in the living room in tubs and on a portable table. I have at least 6 boxes that need mailed out to friends which I have let another week go by and not finished them off.(they all seem like they are lacking one thing or another)

Yes, some may say but you have gotten a lot done. That's true. But what should be most important...taking care of myself never gets done, or even started! Somehow I have let my diet and lifestyle choices take a back seat to all this other "stuff'. I have no balance in my life. I am always tired, stressed and worried about getting EVERYTHING done. I tell myself when it's all done and caught up I will take care of me. But somehow each morning I get up take care of my husband, pets, meals and the house that I am exhausted physically. Let's face it I need it to sink into my head that it will NEVER all be done, that there will always be something to do. But I need to be on the top of the to do list!

The sad thing is I know how to fix it. I have such  a wonderful life! A great husband, great family, lots of friends here and around the world! I love crafting. It makes me feel calm and refreshed. I spend more time doing that than cooking! :0) For some reason I am beginning to hate to cook. Maybe it's more I hate to do dishes. How I wish we had a dishwasher. I am the dishwasher! LOL

Watching this new video it really hit home for me! When she talks about people giving up on changing their diet and lifestyle because it's hard I felt like she was talking to me. And now my health has suffered for it. All these doctor appointments and specialists is what is really hard. I need to get my mind back in the game. I know that when I take care of myself I will do better in all areas of my life. 

I also have let my diet buddy down. I'm sorry Debb so much to have not fulfilled my side of the plan. I'm glad your still there for me. I hope you know how much that has meant to me. I'll be talking with you soon.

I am beginning to realize this really is a journey of discovery, of ups and downs and most of all one that I know I can't do alone. I WILL get back and take a refresher course at the Wellness Forum, I WILL write to family and friends for help and I WILL do it starting NOW!!!

Thank you for stopping by and I would love to hear your stories of success and tips to help keep me moving toward my goals. I appreciate you all more than word on this page could ever describe! 

Have a wonderful week!

Till  my next post...


  1. I find it helps to 'plan' the shopping trip and be armed with a 'list'.
    I only buy what is on the list ... no extra goodies.
    I plan meals so that I will have some left overs perhaps twice during the week. So that way if I don't feel like cooking or other things get in the way then there is already a meal ready to go.

    We have 2 nights a week when I make a pudding or crumble or something sweet. Home made .. then I know what is in it.... no hidden fats and sugars.

    I have some fabulous recipes Shirley .. and would be more than happy to share them with you.

  2. wishing you much success with your lifestyle change...I don't like to call them "diets"...I am a success story, I was heavy as a child, but have learned have to say "no"...we cannot always say yes. I just say "no" works for me...have a fabulous week!

    enjoy *~*