I feel overwhelmed. Why? My son has been home a week sick and though he's getting better, I'm not sure I should send him to school on Friday and he's behind on EVERYTHING. He's behind school, scouts, seminary, and I'm scared that he's going to get hurt during football practice again. I worry about his future and I'm scared that the pressure to get all these things done will overwhelm him. Several months ago, he was out of school for nearly a month with a fractured knee and then continued to miss some classes because of physical therapy and various other doctor appointments. He's been playing catch up for nearly 4 months and I think he's tired of it.
I had a nightmare that my husband came home and told me that he was laid off of work. Yes, for me it's a nightmare since a few years ago, he was without a job and it took him a very long time to find a job. It's a nagging fear that I live with.
I worry that I'm going to fail at Weight Watchers. I wonder if I'll ever be able to shed the extra weight. It is very hard to stay on track and keep within my points range. And yet, I'm letting all these fears and anxieties get in the way of me being healthy. I cannot CHANGE the past, I cannot FORESEE the future, but I can control my actions, my thoughts and my attitude.
If I want to lose weight, I have to be honest with myself. I need to take an honest inventory of what I am doing that is blocking the way towards me losing weight. I know that I cannot do it on my own. Weight Watchers helped in the past and it's not a diet plan, it's a lifestyle plan. I used binging on foods as a distraction from my problems. I'm going to start using exercise as a distraction. I've done it before, I will do it again!
I love the serenity prayer because it is a reminder for me that I cannot control what happens outside of me, but only within me. What's holding you back? Do you think it's because you focus so much on the future that it's hard to stay present?
Stay Positive even if you don't feel like it, Smile when you feel like frowning, and Be Healthy even when you feel like eating every fatty, sugary food in sight! Have a great weekend everyone & I'll update you on Monday!
Food for Thought: "God Grant me the Serenity to ACCEPT the things I CANNOT change. The COURAGE to change the things I CAN. And the WISDOM to know the difference."
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