So when I made the decision to resign my position at a job I loved, to care for my husband with dementia/Alzheimer, it proved to be much harder than I thought. Between feelings of inadequacy and guilt, the stress can seem almost unbearable at times. I began to pile on more and more weight reaching my all time high almost immediately! I knew I had to try to do something.
The first thing I wanted to deal with was of course the weight. I mulled around the different diet programs and options. I participated in lots of gimmicks and plans, I joined and rejoined Weight Watchers so many times I can’t count! I had been a member of TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly in years past and although they don’t have any specific food program they are a support group with incentives and accountability. Plus they are inexpensive compared to the numerous other options available. I made the decision to start first week in January.
Club meeting still didn’t offer the stress relief I’d been searching for, knowing the need to incorporate some kind of exercise led me to join our local 24 Hour fitness with one of my best friends Helen. Helen is the most dependable person I know, she keeps me in check and accountable, and wow how I need that! We meet every morning at 5:30 am – neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night, will keep us away from our hour in the pool.
To really be whole, emotionally, physically and spiritually you have to treat, heal and feed the Mind, Body and Soul. My spirituality comes only from my relationship with God. As in any relationship the amount of time spent together and communicating reflect how deep the love relationship becomes. Reading and mediation on the word of God is Him talking to me. Praying, singing songs of praise is my way of talking to God.
My hope is to continue improving, learning and growing to have the best life possible.