Finding My Balance
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Well being obese didn’t kill me but I was well on my way to that end. I’ve had some time to think about things lately and really reflect on my life and my weight gain over the years. Not only did my health suffer but my relationships did as well. How present and in the moment could I be when I was juggling two jobs, going to school and maintaining a household? I lost touch with not only myself but with family and friends.
This hit me hard this week because a fellow classmate passed away. He was my age, born in the same month and year in fact. But it wasn’t his death that impacted me the most but rather his life. Listening to the outpouring of love as his family and friends recounted happy memories and funny stories made me realize how much this was missing in my life.
It’s not that I was a recluse…far from it. But my priorities were different and I can’t help but regret some of the decisions I made. They say good comes from everything and with my friend’s passing I am resolved to make myself and my relationships a priority. It will be a challenge though because I recently started back to college after a long break. So now I need to find my balance as I continue in my weight loss journey, reconnect with family and friends and get back into school-mode.
I do know that there will be no fast food frenzy in my future…cooking healthy foods has become a way of life for me now. Hmm…now that sounds like a winning combination – food, family and friends!
Take care ~ Mona