2019 · Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · family · friends · lupus · Uncategorized · WLS

Comfort Zone

This applies to so many things in my life right now.  I am trying to focus on dealing with challenges and problems, and I think I am locked in.  Although I float between the Learning Zone and Fear Zone with the self-confidence, I am building in that area.

My swings apply to my Lupus, weight loss, health in general, work and then life (family and friends).  I feel pulled in so many directions, and want everyone to be happy with me, I forget to be happy with myself.  Staying in the Fear Zone is something I do not want to do.   It seems I don’t consciously think that I am there.

Today I put myself out there…extending my comfort zone.  I spoke up for myself, and felt validated afterwards.  It is so hard, especially when I think others have a preset idea.  It is good to be heard, listened to, and acknowledged for my thoughts and ideas.

Presenting myself in a way that speaks self-confidence, I have gained more self-confidence.  Ironic really, and now I want to grow more.

What zone do you linger in?  How have you conquered your personal growth or not?

Blessings today and always.

 

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Dark/Light

Thankful for those that love me and put up with my day to day crap. Thankful for those friends who tend to me regardless of my situation.

Thankful.

2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Depression · family · friends · Grief · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

There

Trying to stay in the moment. Shari is the one in the middle, and Hank’s precious wife. I love these women. Yesterday was a hard day, but glorious in the way Hank touched so many lives. I am thankful for being his friend.

What I don’t like is how I look in this picture. I feel as though I am huge. I know that I shouldn’t even be thinking this but when I first saw this I immediately thought about my size.

There. We were there when we needed to be. I will be there when I need to be for Shari and her family. I need to just to not obsess about this. Ugh!

Struggling.

2018 · Advent · Bible · Bible verse · Christ · Christmas · Faith · family · friends · Passion Planner · Random Thoughts · Religions · Seasons · Uncategorized

Advent-Christ

Luke 2:7-19 (KJV)

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

Blessings! And Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁

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Be

Be a best friend. Simple, right? This is hitting home today. I feel as though I don’t have enough time to be the best friend that I should be.

Looks like this will be mindful goal for next year.

Have you been thinking about your goals, and what you need to work on for next year?

Blessings.

2018 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Besties · Exercise · friends · Uncategorized · walking · WLS

Ho Ho Hustle Year 3

I beat my best mile time at 16:50!! I am a usual 17:22-17:40 mile. Super excited about that!

My overall time was 55:34. Not my best…but not my worst. 🏃‍♀️

Glad I finished…plus I had on a tutu made by my bestie!! 💗🎄

Love her!

Blessings!!