I am the worst at taking care of myself. I can loose weight. I gain some back. I try to eat more healthy…then the kids are home for the weekend and want me to fix all their favorite foods and I give in to temptation.
Of course after having too lofty of goals and not meeting them, I dive back into my old habits head first…only to feel worse. We all do it…I know it’s true.
Years ago, I had wanted to something in an effort to improve my longevity. Initially I wanted to lose weight but knew I just wasn’t up to that challenge. Instead I decided I would wear my seat belt…all the time, every time. Every time I got in the car, I thought buckle up or loose weight. Well that’s an easy choice-buckle up…and it was something that was good for me. Now I wear my seat belt all the time, every time.
Two years ago I had a idea that I wanted to keep my bedroom cleaner. I knew this was something I could do, but would probably go lax on. I decided instead to always close my closet door because that would make my bedroom look cleaner and it would be a goal I could reach. Now, the closet door to our bedroom is closed 95% of the time and it really does make our bedroom look cleaner.
I am at it again….knowing I need to make big goals…but knowing too that I am not ready to accomplish a big goal. Once again, I need to address my health. Sure I should lose weight…sure I should never eat a sweet. BUT what can I really honestly do that will add to my health, BUT now be too over whelming. This time around I am picking two things…..
I am going to wean myself off my hormone replacement pills. This has been a work in progress. If you take hormone replacement you know as well as I do that doctors are constantly flip flopping on the safety of the pills. Two years ago I tried a generic brand hoping to go off the pills….it was horrible. This time around I have stuck with the same brand gradually stepping down. It’s working! Over the next six weeks, I hope to be off the medication completely.
The second thing I am doing is to cut back on my intake of artificial sweeteners…mainly pop consumption. I am not eliminating it…I like to stop at the gas station and get a pop when we are traveling a long distance. I like to have a pop when the kids are home…but sitting at the computer working or at the sewing machine sewing….I’m drinking water. This I can do…no pop during the week at the computer or sewing machine.
Once these two goals become ingrained, I am moving on to a new goal….I figure every weight loss program suggests lots of water consumption. If I get the water things figured out first, I’ll be ready for the next step….Annie over at Annie’s Ruby Slipperz is having a linky party of others who are looking to improve their lives. Hop on over and check it out.
How are you taking care of you?