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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Today the bonus challenge is to blog about something that motivates us. I have lots of motivating quotes that inspire me. I have lots of friends here at SP that motivate me. I have lots of songs that motivate me. But what motivates me most is my grandchildren. When my kids were young we played ball and raced and went camping. We went hiking and swimming and bike riding. I want to do the same with my grandchildren. The shape I was in I would get out of breath running around the yard with my grandson playing soccer. I ended up needing 2 surgeries in one year and decided enough was enough. My bp was out to lunch and it was time to get healthy again. So I started on this journey and I have enjoyed most of it. lol Today on someone elses blog I said you have to decide whether its food that will make you feel the best or if its a healthy working body that will make you happy. Do you really want that donut of do you want more breath, more self esteem, less pain and a lot more smiles? Thats what it all boils down to. So I'm exchanging the chips and fries and ribs for playing with my grandchildren. When I'm dancing at their weddings I'll be one happy woman and I'm sure I won't be thinking ... "Gee, I miss eating chips". So did I give up the junk food for my grandchildren? NOPE... I gave it up for me. So that I can play and run and ride and swim with the ones I have and the ones that are yet to come. Wearing smaller pants sure does motivate me a lot too!!! LOL
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    AMEN! The benifits are worth it you are so right! being able to be out and active and feel good is worth the cost of "depriving " your inner hungry thing. emoticon And aren't grandchildren a wonderful thing?!
    4256 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/23/2009 6:03:51 AM
  • EDWARDS1411
    Right on - grandchildren are such a blessing in our lives!! Great blog!!!
    4278 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/30/2009 9:58:40 PM
    You know- I never think about missing chocolate when I am out jetskiing either. :) Great blog!
    4278 days ago
    You are such a wise woman!

    Thanks for the encouragement that you gave me last week. I needed it! : )

    4279 days ago
    Aren't grand children wonderful. They can motivate you to do almost everything. I used to say I just wanted to live till my children were raised. Now I know that I'm not done and I want to live a long healthy life. Good luck. Star emoticon
    4279 days ago
    emoticon Great blog Missbear
    4279 days ago
    Wonderful blog...when we are able to enjoy life's best moments because of good health...it sure does make a bag of chips seem like such a small and trivial nuance.
    4279 days ago
  • MOCNVW23
    Very good blog. I have never met someone that is so motivated, and supportive as you. Your point of views are always eye openers for me. You know what life is all about and how to enjoy it. You are doing a great job on your goals keep up the great work and thank you for sharing all your thoughts, and inspiring words.

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    4279 days ago
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    Beautifully written. Missbear, your point of view and insights never cease to inspire me.
    4279 days ago
    You're so right. When you are dancing at your grandchildren's weddings, I am certain you won't say, "I wish I ate that whole box of chocolate back in 2009." Thank you for putting things in perspective.

    Enjoy your grandchildren and a life of good health.
    4280 days ago
    Yes, in the end it has to be for ourselves. I hear you when you say it is so much nicer to be able to move and do when life was restricted before. Keep up the good work!
    4280 days ago
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