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Attitude Adjustments: Gratitudes

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Oh, yeah I did say that-for me, attitude is everything...When I have a positive outlook, it seems I can push through anything & have no worries...Now if only I could bottle that attitude so that when it seems to diminish I could just spritz some on & keep going...lately, even though I've tracked foods, dived into teams & given/received amazing support, it's been tough to 'feel' the motivation & desire to make the changes I know I need to achieve good health

My family has a history of heart disease-everyone on my mom's side died of heart disease, including my mom at the age of 59 (I was 27 at the time)...Recently, my oldest brother died of complications from heart disease & renal failure, so a few years ago, when I started to exhibit symptoms and my health numbers were going 'south' fast, I just gave up-I'd achieved a 100+# weight loss & maintained for over two years when this occurred, but suddenly I felt helpless to overcome genetics....

Today, I got great news that my heart function had remained stable over the last two years & my kidneys weren't diseased, so now I'm so thankful to have another chance-not to give in to the attitude of 'what difference does it make', but rather, choosing to make the most of my life-after all, there are no guarantees, right?

So, each day is a new chance to 'get it right' and enjoy the opportunities that each day brings

This blog is long overdue-while I feel bad that I'm the only one of my siblings who still has a healthy heart, I can no longer afford to miss out on all I can be & do with my days because of guilt-it doesn't bring back those I've loved & lost, nor will it change my own outcome, other than to cheat myself & my family out of me being at my best...

As I count my blessings this day, I hope you'll share your own 'gratitudes' here-the possibilities are endless when making the most of each day with what we have & who we are

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  • WALNUTT1961
    So glad you received a good report. There is heart disease on both sides of my family. That is why I decided to get healthy and joined SP three years ago. It is so hard to keep motivated (get my head in the weight loss game) at times.
    Thank you for sharing this motivational blog.

    I am grateful for being able to get up each day to a new chance to enjoy my family & friends. I am very grateful to still have my mom (82) and to be able to talk to her daily. I am grateful for a new start each day to eat right and exercise.

    1748 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16926533
    I'm glad that you got such great news about your health. My grandmother was 59 when she died from heart disease and diabetes.
    1752 days ago
    I'm grateful for YOU. Even though we have never met, your blogs and encouragement to me are making a difference in MY life. Please stay the course - the WORLD needs you. emoticon
    1753 days ago
    We all have things whether great or small to be thankful for. Life and this world sometimes get in the way. Not to mention hormones! Great news that you have good health results to be grateful for!

    I am grateful for the physical things I can do today that I could not do a month ago! Celebrating movement that I do have!

    I have had a great teaching career! Not always good times but a fruitful income and solid retirement that starts in a few months!

    I am grateful to have another chance for a new start tomorrow! God willing...
    1753 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    You truly realize how special each day you're able to wake up is with your family history. My mom had a cerebral thrombosis and died at age 47. Things like that scare me. My Dad has Alzheimers and is 86. My brother's had quadruple bypass.
    1753 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    I'm grateful for each day I wake up. I got my 2nd chance after dying from gallbladder surgery complications. I get anxious about things, give up sometimes and then give myself a good pep talk. Pull myself up and begin again. Living today not later
    1753 days ago
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