Overcoming personal set-backs
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Do you ever wander what life would be like set-back free? We all know that is a long sought after reality world. I suffered a few set backs at the end of August and it seems that my life has been in a downward spiral since then. I was sick for 2 solid months, and decided to withdraw from nursing school so definitely a time of transition. Lately I've been trying to be as brutally honest with myself that I can be and to face any of my issues head on. I look back and literally my life just seemed to crash and burn, like I just gave up on myself and everything great that I had going. It seemed to be one of those why me scenario's - just when I'm doing everything right (so I thought) everything goes wrong. Well here is realizing that it is time for me to take control...I am the one who is responsible for what I do and do not achieve in life. Life is going to be full of bumps in the road; some bigger than others, but its a matter of forging through them and not letting them grow out of control and push you back. I finally stepped back on the scale and was SHOCKED to see the number read 318.2 again :-(. I was scrolling though my memory setting on it and realized that I had reached my lowest 288.2 on 8/29 - I gained 30lbs in 5 months?! Well yes, that is a bad thing but there was a good thing that came from this experience...I looked at that 288 number and realized just how close I was to loosing 100lbs. I was a measly 35 lbs away!! Realizing that just lights a whole new fire under me - that yes it is attainable and yes its going to be a lot of hard and grueling work but I know I can obtain my goals to a happy healthy life!