Sunday, February 7, 2010

Gettin' Real!!!

I just spent part of my Saturday cleaning out my closet.  Packing up clothes that no longer fit me.  I wish I could say they were too big!!  But talk about REALITY!!  I must say it was a slap in the face for me to go thru and pack all these clothes up, talking to myself the entire time. 
You see, five years ago, I made it my mission to watch what I eat and exercise every day.  My good friend, Murph, who lived in New York at the time, would call me every morning as she was out walking as part of HER workout.  I'd be on the treadmill and we would chat for 30 minutes or so and before I knew it, my walking was done and I was running up to get ready for work.  It was awesome!!  By the time my daughter got married in June, I was lookin' goooooood!! 
Then life got a little complicated.  And since I eat when I'm happy, eat when I'm stressed, eat when I'm sad, (well, let's just say I use food to get me thru the trials & tribulations we all experience), the results are pretty easy to predict!.  And that wouldn't be so bad, but when you add to the equation the inability to get those walks in, it just compounds everything.  As a result, I put the weight back on and had to get a new wardrobe.  But my closet cleaning venture on Saturday has allowed me to give myself a talkin' to!!!! 
And my REALITY is that I care enough about myself to not allow this to continue.  I really do like me.  And I really want to live a very long life, enjoying every little blessing that comes my way.  And to do that, I must get back into shape.  Because the next time I clean out clothes from the closet, it will be to make room for the newer, smaller clothes that I'll be wearing!!!  So, I'm on a mission.  And the mission starts on the treadmill.  I'll keep you posted, my dear friends.  Who knows...maybe that walk each day will inspire me in ways I hadn't imagined!  I do know it will help me find more serenity in my life!
And if you're feeling the same way I am, just leave me a comment and let me know what your plans are!!


ornma2 said...

I remember those days too, Peg...sitting at WW meetings at 0700 on Saturday (yes, Saturday) mornings. We did great. It helped get both of us get motivated on the weight loss journey. We can get there again. I love the pix from Christine's Wedding. Good Luck, you WILL do it again!

love, Linda

Leanne said...

Ok . . . so this post hit a little TOO CLOSE to home (I hate when that happens.) It actually took me a day to take it in, before I comment.

I hear you.

All of it.

I support you, and I believe in you.

That's all I'll say for now.


scrapwordsmom said...

What I like about this post is that it is REAL. You said what you feel. I have been struggling with my weight for the past 5 years due to a major, life altering surgery I had. This year I made the decision for me to get back in shape. Slowly but surely I'm getting there. I am doing it because I'm ready.

Hope it all works out for you!! Again...I loved this post. And I think this Blog goes on my list of Word of Me Project!!

Anonymous said...

You can do it, Mom. Do it for Jonathan, Cormick and "Flounder." :)
Here's to a healthier you! Love you.