Balancing everything in our lives gets complicated. From the kids to work to social commitments to home...it doesn't seem like there isn't enough time...especially for ourselves. It can be very overwhelming and scary. Each day is a constant struggle...a daunting task to not eat too much, eat all my protein, drink all my water, get to the gym. When am I going to do all my other tasks and commitments? I get frustrated and feel myself falling into the "emotional eating" path. Before my surgery, I would have fallen into the path. Now, with my fear of regain, I am more aware of this Negative Nelly who is trying to sabotage my successes. I can catch myself....can you? It's ok if you can't. You will find that life-line you can grab onto to keep you from falling into that path.
In addition to being on top of my weight loss journey, the rest of my life is happening. I need to get rid of my clutter at home, and believe me there is a lot! I am going to start by finally getting rid of my "fat" clothes. Call it a cleansing of sorts. It is a long time coming and I needed to take baby steps. It's scary. Even though I know I will never be at those sizes again, it is like a security blanket...hard to give up when it is time. But, I am ready. For those who don't know me, I am a clothes addict...LOL! So we aren't talking about just a few things....but a lot. A HUGE LOT!
I am excited...since I am a visual person, seeing the emptiness will be that self motivation to keep going. What is your self motivation? What keeps you moving forward?
It takes a major event to make us more aware of who we are and what we want. We need to listen...really listen. I just made myself chuckle. I just had a vision of an angel sitting on my shoulder whispering in my ear.... "You can do this! You go girl!" Just funny. Are you listening to your angels?
Remember, each day is a new beginning. Yesterday is done. Today is here. Tomorrow, well...it's tomorrow. Focus on being in THIS moment....that's all you can do....no more...no less.
I will fill you in on my "cleansing" project. Until then...."One day at a time".