The rest of my life starts tomorrow

The rest of my life starts tomorrow.

 

That’s how I plan on looking at it.  I have been overweight the majority of my life.  It hasn’t bothered me or slowed me down until recently.  I’m tired of feeling like I’m missing out.  I’m tired of feeling left behind.  I’m tired of being tired.  I’ve tried eating better.  I’ve tried getting more exercise.  I’ve tried having a positive attitude, but it just hasn’t worked.

 

So this time I’ve decided to take a dramatic step.  I ordered from a popular weight loss program.  It took me months to bite the bullet and click the order button.  Why spend the money on something I could most likely do at home?  Something I could research on the internet?  Because I feel that by spending the money on a program, I will be more inclined to work at making a better body for myself.  I will be more inclined to get off my ass and get moving!!

 

Why am I telling all of you this?  Because I thought that maybe by sharing with my small audience I can accomplish two things.  One – I will have a few more people supporting me who will help hold me accountable and two – maybe I can inspire someone to get up and get moving.

 

I have a long way to go and I know that it won’t happen overnight, but this time I am determined to get it done.  Follow my journey here and follow my on Facebook at Life In Sarcasm.

 

I am planning on blogging here more this year and continuing with my little blurbs on life.  I hope you stick around and enjoy … and maybe you’ll feel inclined to share me with your friends.

 

Here’s to a wonderful 2016.

 

~Jennifer

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One Day …

One day my children will be able to pee without soaking the toilet seat.

One day my children will be able to wash their hands without drowning the counter top.

One day my children will be able to hold a conversation without belching or farting.

One day my children will be able to pick up their dirty clothes without being asked.

One day my children will be able to get in the car without making 473,829 trips back into the house for something they forgot.

One day my children will be able to complete a trip to the supermarket without having to pee three times (and then whine the entire trip home that they have to pee again).

One day my children will be able to remember to say please and thank you without being prompted.

One day my children will be able to make a decision in less than sixty minutes.  It’s not that hard to choose between strawberry or grape jelly.

One day my children will be able to keep track of their shoes, and coats, and books, and toothbrushes.

One day my children will be able to hang up their wet towels after showering.

One day my children will be able to remove the empty toilet paper roll and replace it with a new one.

One day my children will be able to throw their trash into the trash can … not next to it.

One day my children will be able to go to sleep without all of the lights in the house on.

One day my children will be all grown up and not need me anymore.  But today is not that day.  Today they still need me.

~Jennifer

Life’s Lessons

I don’t know where this came from. but I found it lurking in my hard drive today.  It definitely is something that should be shared.

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Here is Your Assignment …

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or not, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately “works”.

4. A lesson is repeated until it is learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it, then you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6. “There” is no better than “here”. When your “there” has become “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will, again, look better than “here”.

7. Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need, what you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. The answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

10. Whether you think you can or can’t, in either case you’ll be right.

 

~Jennifer