Thursday, April 16, 2009

My clue phone is ringing...

Michael and I once attended a church service where the pastor used a great analogy for those moments in life when God is trying to tell you something. This man called it a "clue phone." Ever since then, Michael and I love to use that analogy as well and we've used it for everyone and everything. Well, yesterday, it rang for me.

Recently switched over to State Farm for our life insurance needs and Michael got the Super Preferred rates while I was simply Preferred. I never really asked why my rates were Preferred, assuming it was related to my asthma. I've never been hospitalized for an attack but I take meds for it regularly, so I didn't think anything of it. When I called our SF agent to ask about our most recent bill being a little higher than we thought it should, Janet explained what the deal was and that it was only a one time thing. She then raved about how Michael got the Super Preferred rate and how nice it would be in two years time when I lost "all my baby fat" that I too could qualify for the Super Preferred rate. OUCH. That sound you're hearing is the sound of my clue phone ringing...ring ring ring!

Needless to say, I was blown out of the water. I know that Janet didn't mean for her comment to be rude, in fact she expressed surprise over the weight issue because she thought I looked great. But that doesn't negate what the scale and my wardrobe is telling me. I've come to the realization that I have not been making myself a priority and as a result my weight and health are suffering. I've been telling myself that I was fine and putting off for tomorrow what I should have been doing today. Well, I'm not getting any younger and I now understand the importance of taking care of myself. I can't take care of my family if I can't even take care of myself or if I'm not at the peak of my health. Plus, my confidence has dropped through the floor recently and I'm tired of feeling chunky and unhealthy.

With that said, I have resolved to start taking better care of myself and get moving. We're going to start using our calendar again, and planning meals, and now that the weather has gotten really nice, we're going to spend more time outside. Michael has admitted that he has also been feeling a little chunky lately too, so this is going to be good for both of us. We'll keep you posted on our progress. As always, ideas and suggestions are welcome!

Until then,
K & Co.

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