Tuesday, 20 May 2014

A New Beginning ?

There are always excuses aren't there ?  Why I can't eat healthy food.  Why I can't exercise.  Why I can't stop myself for stuffing my face.  Why I can't, why I can't, why I can't.

Tonight I've decided that I can.

I can make the right choices for me.

I can eat healthy food and I can stop eating junk.

I can love myself.

I can think of myself as a success and not a failure.

I can take it one minute at a time, one hour at a time, one meal at a time, one grocery shop at a time.

I can get back to looking like I did in these photos.

December 2005 when we went
to visit A in Taiwan
 

April 2009 when we were on
our way to Yamba - I was training
for the GC 10km race in June 09
 
(OK maybe not the top photo - A thinks I am too thin in that photo.  So much so when I got off the plane and he saw me, as soon as he could talk to me without K hearing he asked my why I hadn't told him I was sick !!!  I told him because I hadn't been sick, I'd been trying to lose weight !!!  Plus that was 8.5yrs ago and I should be realistic about what weight I can get to.)
 
I can do anything I want - I just need to have a plan and a plan of attack.
 
I can exercise and get fit and run another 10km race.  And then I can keep on running and run a half marathon and then a full marathon.
 
I can stop complaining about how my knee hurts and then I can find a doctor who will be able to help me - but first I can lose some weight because I am sure that my weight has a heap to do with my knee pain.
 
I can, I can, I can - it's up to me to do it because I know that, no matter how much support I get, it is only me who can do it.
 
So for today, I can love myself and be the best that I can be until tomorrow, and then I can love myself tomorrow and be the best I can be tomorrow, and the next day and the day after that - if I just take it one minute at a time.
 
Have the best day that you can !
 
 
Joining in with Jess from
#IBOT
Have you joined in yet ?
 
TFTD :  No matter how badly you may be broken, you can always build yourself back up.  It takes time.  Don't let your struggle become your identity.



61 comments:

  1. I am with you hon. One day Ava time xxx

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    1. Thanks Deb - I'm going to need all the support I can get !
      Have a wonderful day.
      Me xox

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    1. LOL - I knew what you meant when I read it the second time !!!!
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  3. Yes you CAN! Well done on the committed attitude. I like that pixie hair cut in your skinny photo too. Looking forward to following your progress.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. When I have lost my round face, I may even go back to that hairstyle - the older I get the shorter I think my hair should be but only if moon face is not around !!!
      Have a fantastic day !
      Me

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  4. Great photos. You know what, you are doing what you can, but you also have to live and enjoy life (I am not the diet supportive friend, I'm afraid, I'm an enabler!). As long as you try, it's ok. If you slip here and there, that's also ok. Because you can always try again!

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    1. You are right - it's about keeping on trying. Maybe I should change my name to Nemo (isn't he the one they say "Just keep swimming" to ??????)
      Have a wonderful day !
      Me

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  5. Yes you totally can do it and I know you will. Taking care of yourself and being kind to yourself are the most important things in life. Sending you lots of fairy wishes and butterfly kisses lovely

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    1. Thank you so much !
      Have a wonderful day.
      Me xox

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  6. Making that decision is really hard but so necessary for success. Good luck, you can do it! stay strong! #teamIBOT

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    1. Thanks Sophie - I'm certainly going to give it my best shot.
      Have a wonderful day.
      Me

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  7. You can do it…remember its not a race, have realistic goals, and remember baby steps…one day at a time.
    And hey would love to meet you when we come to Gold Coast, will keep in touch…always got time for a friend, coffee and chat :-)

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    1. Thanks Jen - it's so hard not to want to race to the end but you are right - realistic goals and baby steps are what will get me there.
      So glad you are coming to the GC and may be able to catch up - it would be great to meet you IRL.
      Have the best day !
      Me xox

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  8. I really love the positive enrgy in your words. We can all get so weighed down in the I Can't that it becomes the normal - it really needs to be the other way around. Go you! xx

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    1. Thanks Josefa - have the best day !
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  9. Love your positive attitude. One day at a time, the best you can - that's all we can ask of ourselves.

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    1. Thanks Jodi - yes, one day at a time - so far so good for today !!
      Have a good one !
      Me

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  10. I think changing your mindset is the first step-me on the other hand am not there yet! Best of luck!

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    1. Thank you - yes, my head space is definitely the place I had to start and it has what has been sadly lacking for far too long.
      Have a wonderful day !
      Me

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  11. Yay!!! Love that positive attitude. I think taking each day as it comes is a great approach. With a positive attitude like this, nothing can stop you. You should print this post out and read it when you aren't feeling motivated. Good luck!!

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    1. Thanks for that idea Renee - that's a great idea along with putting those photos in my wallet to stop the cr*p grocery shopping !!!!
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  12. Great post!

    Love the thought for the day as well!

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    1. Thanks Alex - have the best day !
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  13. I love this.
    I would like to lose about 5 kgs, but I just can't do it. But I can, you're right. I just need to stop giving up, and work out how to do it.

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    1. That's what I have realised - I needed a plan and a plan of attack - I feel so much better now that I am focused and have the support to help me.
      Have the best day and good luck !
      Me xox

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  14. You look so happy in that second pic, all the best on your journey xx

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    1. Thank you Emma.
      Have a great day !
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  15. Just quietly, we bought a treadmill for $50 off Gumtree last month, which is helping me no end to be healthier, fitter, and shed a couple of kilos ... turns out I even look forward to my daily "walk" ... who knew?!

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    1. Exercise is definitely addictive - when I was running, I would get home from work and 5/7 nights I used to run - man I would get so cranky if for some reason I couldn't run. THAT is where I want to get back to.
      Have the best walks !
      Me

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  16. Yes, Yes and YES. I believe you can and I know I can lose all my baby weight after I have this precious bub, but it's being patient and taking baby steps.

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    1. Yes, it's definitely about taking baby steps and being patient - two things I am not known for !!! But, I'm working on it.
      Have a great week !
      Me

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  17. Gosh, I am in the same place now except my voices are telling me to accept it. I seriously need to have a talk with them about their slack attitude :) Good on you...you can do it!

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    1. Thanks Tanya - yes you do need to talk to them because until you are in the right head space, no matter how hard you try, it just won't work.
      Have the best day !
      Me

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  18. Love the tip for the day! You are awesome. Just remember you've done all these things once, so why not again? xx

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    1. Thank you !!! If you would like to receive a Thought for the Day every (most) days - just let me know your e-mail and I will include you in the group.
      Have a wonderful day !
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  19. My daughters physio does some sort of dry needling for her back and knees and works a treat. You have a brilliant positive attitude xxx Rae

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    1. Thanks Rae - I will chat to my osteo next time I see him as he has done some dry needling on me but not for my knee.
      Have a great week !
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    1. Thanks so much Sarah - I wish I had as much confidence in myself - although having said that I've had a great day today and have been really good with my food intake.
      Have the best day !
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  21. Good on you L, I'm with you honey! We both know we can do it, now let's just DO IT!! xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa - yes, we CAN DO IT - here's to lots of weight losses and a healthy body for both of us.
      Have the best week !
      Me xox

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  22. YES! You can. YOu really really can. I like the one minute at a time, I need to remind myself of that too.

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    1. Thanks Claire - I've had a really good day today and received some amazing support - today I feel like I could conquer the world although all I actually need to do is lose some weight and get healthy !!!LOL
      Have a great day !
      Me

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  23. You can absolutely do it. Just do not be too hard on your lovely self !

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    1. Thank you Sarah - I'm certainly going to give it my best shot !
      Have the best day !
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  24. Yes you can... and so can I for that matter beautiful lady. One minute at a time - we can do it xx

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    1. You are so right - we CAN do it !
      Have the best day.
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  25. I know you can, I've seen you do it! I know I can, too! When I stop making excuses and start taking responsibility! x

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    1. Yip - it's all about getting in the right head space.
      Have a wonderful day !
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  26. I was meant to read this today lovely - I have been making every excuse under the sun and recently given up and stacked on a lot of weight, a mixture of tiredness, stress etc. But this morning as I cuddled my wee babes I realised that I'm being selfish, I HAVE to life a long and healthy life for them, just as much for me, THEY need me! Baby steps for us lovely, we can do it!

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    1. That's exactly it - if for no other reason - our children deserve us to be the healthiest we can be.
      Have a wonderful week !
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  27. My favourite quote at the moment is: start from here, use what you have, do what you can. For me, it means, forget the times you may have tried (and failed) before and forget getting back to who you used to be (or what you used to look like). Focus on becoming a great, new version of you. It's so, so tough and yes, there are ALWAYS excuses (I'm the queen of being 'too busy' and 'too tired'!) so good on you for taking all of your small positive steps.

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    1. That's a great quote - thank you so much for sharing.
      Have a great day !
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  28. I'm with you on this. Everything takes time if you just give it a little dedication. I had severe knee problems and 2 knee reconstructions. For ages I put off exercising because of that - always scared, always pain, always an excuse. Then I just got to it and now I'm training for a marathon with very little pain and super contented!

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    1. So good to hear of people running again after knee problems. I"m taking it easy at the moment and am hoping that as I lose weight, so the pain will ease. If not, I have promised myself to go and see someone about it.
      Have the best day !
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  29. You absolutely can do it! Have you looked into doing running in the water? My mum started doing that when she first started exercising because it was more gentle on her joints.

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    1. Thanks for that Tegan. I will see if there are any heated pools around where we are. I used to do a running in water class with my SIL but now we have moved I haven't even looked at a gym/aqua place - may have to move that closer to the top of the list.
      Have a wonderful day !
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  30. Very well said Linda. Yes, you certainly can accomplish everything you want, step by step and day by day.

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    1. I think it's about taking it one step at a time - and eventually you get the whole journey done.
      It sounds like you are having a wonderful time in Melbourne - I hope that you are having a fantastic birthday.
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  31. You can do it. Just do it at your own pace :-)

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