Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Living or Dying?

Many years ago, someone asked me a question that has stayed in my mind for all this time. I have asked myself this question often over the years. They said “Stacey, are you working on living or dying today?” At the moment I was shocked, and did not even know what they meant, but now I do.

Each day we either do things that is for our well being or not. Every day we have to make choices and sometimes those choices do not support us living a happy and healthy life. If I am eating out of control, obviously that is not working on living. If I choose to stay in bed all day or tell myself I cannot exercise because I am disabled, then I am not working on living. You know what the good news is, with very little effort you can do a few things each day that means you are working on living. If the first day you just start with ten minutes of exercise when you have not done anything in a long time, if you send out two job resumes, if you eat one healthy meal out of three, well then you did more than you did yesterday . I try to do at least three things each day that will move me toward the future I desire. Am I always successful? No, however, I am much more successful than I use to be. You will be surprised how much better you get when you really make a conscious effort. Feeling proud of yourself at the end of the day, makes your next day better and it works like the domino theory. So I ask you are you working on living or dying today?

Thanksgiving Day tip: Eat all the turkey you want. Protein will fill you up. If you want cake have turkey. If you want cookies have turkey. On that day do not worry about eating too much turkey. The scale will reflect carbs way more than turkey ( sans stuffing of course) wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and wish me luck because I’m a shopping addict and black Friday is coming ! Oh no! LOVE STACEY


Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing i always try to do for myself is one thing just for me and its not always easy.. sometimes i get lost in things and forget or my head convinces me not to.. but most of the time im able to do it....this year im gonna make thanskgiving different and it wont be about food but will be about the people who are around me that day

Huggs Carol

November 25, 2009 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

That alone is an awesome change. I think sometimes we get lost in the mounds of food put in front of us and forget the true meaning of the holiday. Thanks for sharing Carol

November 28, 2009 at 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think it is rude or bad manners to not sit at the dessert table? I'm curious what you think. best...Alley

November 28, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Stacey
I hope you did not over indulge on Black Friday. Another way of taking care of yourself is not given in to your addictions, including shopping and putting yourself in debt or spending what you do not have.
I am going to take your advice and send out some resumes and thank you for sharing so much of yourself and we need a second book.

November 29, 2009 at 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you chose living.

Love from
"No Comment"

November 30, 2009 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

Deat "No Comment" For me it was the only choice.Thanks for your good wishes.

December 1, 2009 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

I think it is perfectly fine to not sit at the dessert table if thats what keeps you strong. Nobody would think it rude if an alchoholic did not sit at the bar rigtht?

December 1, 2009 at 5:30 PM  

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