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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Taking time for me

Am I the only one that has neglected their own needs while caring for their children, spouse, job, home, pets, etc.? I know this is a pretty common issue for women and some men too.

I had a revelation this morning. Lap-band surgery has meant that I've HAD TO take care of myself, at least somewhat. First there was the self-care required to prep for the surgery and the after-care following it. And then there is the expense of actually paying for the surgery. There's also going in for fills, the focus on healtful eating, exercise and even buying some new clothes. All of these are things that I do, JUST FOR ME!

Overindulging in food, speacial meals and treats used to be the way I "cared" for myself. Now I care for myself by, well, taking care of myself! How cool is that?

16 comments:

Lonicera said...

Definitely a cool lady!! I think of it as grabbing a liferaft as it went by, but I know exactly what you mean.
Caroline

tessierose said...

You are so on point with this one!

ChristineKingery said...

I'd love to see a LONG post with a list of all the fabulous things you can do to take care of or reward yourself that don't involve food!!!

SuperMegaAnna said...

Love it!

Bonnie said...

So true.

DB said...

Very cool & very true! Great post.

Island Bandit said...

super cool!

workinprogress said...

Very Cool!!! Great post :-)

Tina said...

hehe...Cool. My husband swears that cool is an Oregon thing...what do you think Amanda?

amandakiska said...

Does your husband think only Oregonians are cool or only Oregonians say cool?

I'm actually from SW Washington - closer up by you guys.

Sandy Lee said...

Glad you're taking care of you. Sometimes all the other things get in the way and we have so many excuses. But we are important too. Or should I say its so cool.

Michelle said...

Very cool! Good for you!

Kristin said...

Great point!

Amaris said...

Such an insightful post! I used to do the same thing -- overeat and think that was self-care. I'm glad that's stopping!

Looking forward to what else you have to say ...

Pamela E. Williams said...

That is so cool and I agree with Amaris darn "insightful." To be honest I never thought about it like that. I think I have heard it before but not so well put. I think I have to print this off and put this in my Lap band journal.

Thanks ♥Amanda♥

Aunt Janet said...

Great post! Taking time for me...easy to say sometimes hard to do. Thanks for reminding us!