Tuesday, February 24, 2015
How I really see myself versus what I imagine for myself
In the mirror I see my true self as we all do. I have been self-conscious about my weight for years and now I see myself as someone who can do this. I need a change in my mindset. This is much easier than I thought for the most part. So far, I have lost 10 pounds but now the exercise has not been easy for me. I have gained so much weight over the years and now walking has been of benefit to me in every way. My health is important and at my age, I realize that I may have many more years of unneeded health issues that could have been prevented. My future looks brighter now than it has been in a while, as long as I stay on the path that I am on. I have a few more changes to make such as incorporating more fruits and vegetables into my diet, eating in moderation, and overcoming mindless eating. I am even learning that a simple, literal menu solves all of those problems. I have found myself overwhelmed for years and that is why I couldn't get anything done. I have lived in a sea of anxiety and frustration and while they are still around I can finally deal with them. I have to remind myself what I am up against and why this is important. So far, I have lost 10 pounds or so and I feel better already. I look forward to the future. I don't imagine what it will be like but imagining and visualizing are two totally different things. I visualize a healthier person who focuses on herself and on her health. I often imagine scenarios of a different person who focuses on herself but with probably unrealistic expectations and unrealistic dimensions and an unrealistic life. Personally, imagination is good but I rather visualize for now. I have realistic goals in mind that are subject to change but I choose to live for the hear and now so that I will be able to live in the future. Those are my goals for now.