Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Wish for You

I'm sure you're really busy this weekend. It's the last weekend before Christmas. I personally am going insane trying to finish my Christmas shopping with the kids all home from school and none of the items I have rain checks for ever actually being available for purchase. So anyway, with all the chaos (or, alternately, the loneliness and isolation; I know some of you are alone for the holidays and it just sucks), what are you doing for *you* this weekend?

Will you improve your health or make it worse this weekend?
Will you lose or gain weight?
Are you caring for your body and your emotions?
Are you making things better for yourself or spiraling down into a pit?

Today is the only day you have. Look in the mirror. What do you need? What do you see?

Don't let yourself get lost in the joy OR the sadness to the point of letting your body or your mental health deteriorate. It's tough sometimes but we gotta remember to take care of ourselves, whether we are busy or not, stressed or not, crying or not.

I wish you peace and clarity and the calm and strength to mold your life into what you want it to be. You can do it! One moment at a time.

15 comments:

Heather said...

Very nice..thank you! It's amazing sometimes you hear things from total strangers that we crave from everyone in every day life....thank you!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for a heart felt message at a time I really needed it. I was about to have a pity party with a bag of chips.

Autumnforest said...

Very very inspiring! I'm lucky enough that it's in the 70s here and sunny and the window is open and it's springlike, so it makes me in a very "new beginnings" mood. I love the new year for just giving me a way to "zero" out my life-o-meter and start again. No holidays, no distractions, cool enough weather to not wilt when I exercise, and knowing that every other person vows to begin on the new day. I think for anyone feeling separate and lonely these days, getting online with others like on your blog, really helps a tremendous lot. We realize we all have the same range of emotions, the same expectations, and the same disappointments. We are all just human. The Internet seems to be the great equalizer. Thanks for posting this.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Love this, Lyn.

ctina said...

Thank you, Lyn. These have been the most difficult holidays ever, for me. I have never been so caught up in it all. Thanks for the reminder not to lose sight of our goals.

Margie M. said...

Thanks Lyn. I wish you a holiday that will find you in control of your eating and being mindful of the joy we can find at this time of year, if we seek it. You have done a great job detailing your weight loss journey...and your struggles with it. I'm proud of you and your progress, and I wish you the very best in the New Year for your journey to continue to be a success. Bless you.

JewliaGoulia said...

I really needed this, thank you! It is really easy for me to get in a rut during the season. Too much stress and depressing weather.

You have put thing sin perspective this evening.

Thank you again,

Julia
jewliagoulia.blogspot.com

kelly said...

I made your Cabbage Role Casserole tonight. SO GOOD!!!! I added red pepper flakes for some heat. So glad for leftovers and I will be making this again! Delicious.

Tricia said...

Very nice, thanks! Merry Christmas!

Candace said...

For myself today I managed to get in all my water-even with all the shopping, prepping, etc-I figured it was the one thing I could control :)

spunkysuzi said...

I admit i'm having a hard time this year as it's the first Christmas without the kids here :(

The Brown Recluse said...

One moment at a time about covers it. Wish I could get out of my pit to get on to my next moment.

Hanlie said...

Thank you for the good wishes! All the best to you too...

Deniz said...

What a lovely post. Thanks so much for a very timely reminder to care for 'us' too, not forget about ourselves. Sometimes this season seems to pull all our energies to looking after other peoples needs... to the exclusion of our own. Ho hum.

Tammy said...

Thank you for this Lyn..thank you.