Day One: The Journey Begins
I wear a silver band on my left hand, it has "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" carved into it. It was my mothers and is my inspiration every day. I found it in my mom's jewlery box the day after she passed away, while looking for some jewlery for her to be cremated with. I slipped it on my finger and it fit perfect (my hands are bigger than hers) and I knew it was meant to be, it was like she handed it to me and said, "here, you need this!" I have worn it every day ever since. It reminds me that no matter how hard something is, it will never be done if I dont start! It got me through dealing with the funeral arrangements, telling friends and family members, dealing with all her finances, and getting things organized for my dad. If it can get me through all THAT, it can get me through losing weight too!
Every day is another step, another mile, another marathon. I just have to keep going to get where I need to be. There will be stops along the way, because even on a long journey you need to stop and smell the roses! I know not every day will go my way, go as planned, or even just go smoothly. Heck with 2 kids of my own and 2 more I babysit, nothing EVER goes smoothly! But I know that if I keep on keeping on, I WILL get there some day!