Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Every Woman's Lament...

"When I stop and ask myself, "What am I really hungry for?" the answer is always "I'm hungry for balance, I'm hungry to do something other than work." If you look at your overscheduled routine and realize, like I did, that you're just going and going and that your work and obligations have become a substitute for life, then you have no one else to blame. Only you can take the reins back. That's what I'm doing. These days I've put myself back on my own priority list; I try to do at least one hour of exercise five or six days a week. As I work out, eat healthfully, and reorder my life so there's time to replenish my energy, I continue to do the spiritual and emotional work to conquer this battle once and for all. My goal isn't to be thin. My goal is for my body to be the weight it can hold—to be strong and healthy and fit, to be itself. My goal is to learn to embrace this body and to be grateful every day for what it has given me. In 2009, dare I, dare all of us give ourselves all the love and care we need to be healthy, to be well, and to be whole? I know for sure that for each moment of this brand new year, I'm gonna try."

I am not a fan of Oprah Winfrey. I rarely ever watch her show, but I came across this quote in an article written by her about her weight gain and it sure struck a note within me. She's only a few months younger than I am. I thought it was worth sharing.
I soooooooooooooooo understand what she's saying here.


Donna said...

I'd hate to in the public eye with everybody watching when I gained pounds. Horrible.

Lynda said...

Love the quote! I happen to love Oprah, too :)