Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wishcasting on health

My day began with a root canal.  Never the way one wants to begin the day, but at least the pain in my tooth is gone (one hopes - mouth is still numb so jury is out).  It's a lovely day, I'm in a good space with my writing this week, and the temporary assistant I trained last week is doing a great job, which takes some burden off me.

The best?  It's wishcasting wednesday.  If you're unfamiliar, it's "...a safe haven for wishes, a fertile field in which to plant wish seeds and have them witnessed and tended lovingly. It’s a place where magic begins."

This week Jamie asks us:

courtesy of we heart it

I don't think this one is any surprise to anyone who reads my journal.  It's my ongoing journey/battle/whatever-you-call-it with my weight and getting to a place where I'm healthy and happy.  I wish to lose weight, get in shape, and take the steps I need to in order to insure my health as best as I can.  I have two parents who died fairly young - my father died of cancer when I was little and my mother had a heart attack two years ago.  So far, I've lost 75lbs, removed soda from my diet for 91 days (and counting!  I almost succumbed this weekend, but decided the feeling of not having it was worth more than the craving), and have been slowly getting back on track with tracking my calories.

What I need to do now is step it up and add exercise back into my routine.  It's about restructuring my time and priorities.  I really want this, but I've realized that I have to put the work in for it to actually pay off.  That means, setting aside an hour at least four days a week for working out.  It's worth it.  I just have to get myself motivated.

I wish to find the motivation to push me forward on my continued journey to lose weight and get healthy.  I want to remember to reward the small steps in the right direction (which is why I know exactly how many days I've avoided any soda!) and not be so hard on myself when I fall down.  I need to believe that I can do it and that I deserve to do it.  I wish for my mind to catch up with what my body wants from me.


Jane said...

Wow! Great for you! I'm so proud of you! I'm getting back into a healthier routine. For several years I walked daily, and my inspiration was the beautiful outdoors and my favorite music on my ~ headphones ... before I had an ipod :)

You'll find what works for you, and you'll keep adding to your days! Congrats, and keep moving forward!

As you wish for yourself, I wholeheartedly and happily wish for you as well!!

Anonymous said...

Many of us are addressing our health and fitness today. It is something we need to be concerned about. A happy body and a happy heart go hand in hand :)

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also. said...

Love it!!
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Anonymous said...

You can do it! So great that you cut out soda! Awesome.

As you wish for yourself I too wish for you.

Anonymous said...

wowow! Congrats on the 75 lb. loss! I'm sure that took lots of dedication and self love. I'm totally rooting for add exercise in there too!

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!


DonnaOnTheBeach said...

91 days? Wow, well done. I managed 30. :-| As you wish for yourself, I wholeheartedly wish for you also. xxx

Kim Switzer said...

What a great plan you've put together for yourself! And congratulations on the soda--91 days. Yay!

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

Cindy Jones said...

Wishing gentle motivation for you!
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also.

Susan said...

As you wish for yourself, so I truly wish for you also.

Sandy VanNocker said...

Congratulations on all the positive changes! Keep moving deserve it!! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you!!

Jenni said...

75 pounds! Brava! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you, too, for the greatest good for all.

Beverley Baird said...

Wow - you are on an amazing journey to good health! I have started mine - you are an inspiration!
As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you as well.

Sarah Lulu said...

Oh you have been doing fantastically well with the weight loss so far!!

As you wish for yourself I so lovingly wish this for you also. xx

Ginny said...

Congratulaltions on the weight you have already lost. That is wonderful. You are definitley doing all of the right things. I am going to start measuring my food again. That is one thing that really helped me to keep the weight off. I hope you will join me Sunday at Special Moments in Time. Several people said they would like to be part of a online group. With your accomplishments you could really help everyone.

By the way I just read your story. It was great.

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Ceanne said...

You're doing so well Mare! Congratulations on the 75 lbs. I'm so glad that we "found" each other on myfitnesspal--I hope I offer you at least half of the support you offer me!

As Mare wishes for herself, I also wish for her!

Anonymous said...

brilliant and brave and strong ...

as you wish i shall wish for you as well <3 g!