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.