Monday, May 20, 2013

Blog Every Day in May - My Struggles

Day 20, Monday: Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.

I know everyone has their struggles, but my biggest struggle at the moment is my weight.  I need to lose about 30 pounds to get to a weight that is really healthy for me.  I have gotten to my ideal weight in the past and not maintained it for very long.  When I was younger I didn't have any weight struggles at all.  In the last several years I can't seem to stay at a healthy weight.  

I have gotten past the vanity point of wanting to have the perfect body.  I just want to have a healthy body so that I can enjoy life and be able to enjoy being active with my family.

I see people my age and older that are getting so they can barely move around.  I want to be able to do things for a long time to come.  I have spent hours working in my yard, moving dirt and mulch and I am so happy to say that I can still handle doing that.  We visited with a friend the other day and her mother lives with her.  Her mother is going to be 90 on her next birthday and she looks more like 70.  She has always been active and she continues to do many things.  I want to be like that!  

What are you struggling with?  


  1. I know how you feel. It has always been my struggle too! But we can do this!!

    Have a wonderful week!

  2. The weight, definitely. I'm either doing great or doing awful - and the last couple of weeks since the birthday have been awful. Also struggling with Sciatica and movement in general - not helped by my weight. Time to put some effort back into it I think, Betty, but I will probably have to be shamed into it at Weigh in on Wednesday!

  3. My weight is my biggest struggle right now too, because it holds me back in so much else in my life. I just want to get back to a healthy weight and be strong and fit again.

  4. It has always been a struggle for me too. I still have a lot to lose but I keep pictures of my niece and nephew to help remind me why I am doing this.

  5. I think it's just like the yard work, a little bit at a time, even if it's hard, and all the sudden you're surrounded by something you really, really like. :)


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