Reminder what success looks like for me.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
I started another blog on blogspot. But decided to post it here too.
Lots of things are changing in my life. I am the mom of 6 kids, only 3 still live at home. I was a stay at home mom. I have been back to work for a couple of years. I may work more full time this fall. I am not sure yet. My third son will leave at the end of this year. I am a grandma. Lots of things look different. Even though my youngest is still in grade school many parts of my life look different than I am accustomed to. I have lots of freedom or at least the beginnings of it.
A bit over a year ago a long time friend died a very hard and long death from diabetes. It scared me but, apparently not enough to make sustained life changes. I am recommitting again.
I am trying to work hard to make life changes. So here is what success will look like.
I will have a fit and healthy body.
I will have energy.
I will like how I look and feel.
I will be physically able to complete the tasks I want to do.
My blood sugar will be well controlled, as defined by my doctor.
I will have clothes I like not just what will fit.
I will feel confident in myself.
I will know I have done it.
I will feel good about the number on the scale.
I will be physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally strong.
I have not felt fit and healthy in a very long time. Because of out of control diabetes I have limitied energy. I don't like how I look and feel right now. I have gained too much weight back. I rest frequently and look tired most of the time. My blood sugar is not good so I am going to a specialist. I just wear what fits. There are other styles I would like to wear that don't look good on a plus size body. I doubt myself most of the time. I doubt that I can do this a good deal of the time. I don't like the number on the scale. I don't feel strong in many areas of my life.
So, since I try not to complain and whine without a plan my plan today is to just to work towards my plan. I need the small steps of success I can have today.
Time to make it a good one,