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Waiting for Spring

Thursday, April 07, 2011

In Maine the snow is slow to go, I blame my sluggish mood on the foot of snow still taking up space on my lawn. The sun is shining, the sky is blue - as soon as this blog is done - I am off for a 3 mile walk.

I keep telling myself (kind of my mantra), "I will take control, I will do this for me."

It seems my whole life it has been about others, now I am going to be a little bit selfish and take back my life for me. I have been someone's daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother, teacher, grandmother - now I want me time because until this past December - it had always been about the needs of others. I loved the feeling of being needed, maybe too much!

In order for me to continue being there for all those others - I need to take care of myself - getting my weight down and seriously think about what I put in my mouth are two things I am most concerned about going into my 60's. Before I hit that decade mark, I want to be in control of my body instead of it stopping me from doing the things I want to do. So 55 pounds to go and December is my birth month - so here's to me taking control - I'll slug back another 8 ounces of water to that! Good luck to everyone out there trying to take back control.
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  • no profile photo CD8889271
    Great insight!
    3581 days ago
  • ILLINITEACHER52
    I relate to your blog so much! It is difficult for me to take tiome for myself too, and I will hit that 60 mark next March. It IS time to take control. (I hope you enjoyed your walk!)
    3581 days ago
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