Living life, making choices

When I started to lose weight at the end of 2006 I received support. Once the pounds started to fall off and be noticeable compliments poured in.

But as the healthy journey continued and continues to this day things change.

People aren’t as likely to support my journey to maintaining my healthy lifestyle.

I don’t expect cheerleaders. But I also don’t expect negative comments, food pushers, judgment, etc.

As my journey continues I learn to focus on myself and my path. My judgment of others is quite limited. And frankly, I have enough to worry about myself that I don’t care about someone else’s portions or if they decide to have dessert or not.

We are adults and make our own choices, good, bad, healthy, unhealthy …

What I ask of my friends, loved ones and really everyone: Please mind your own business. If I decide to not have dessert or bread or whatever, what’s it to you? If you want to have dessert or bread or whatever, feel free.

We only live life once. And I do love to eat and drink. But I also love to be and feel healthy. And let’s be honest, in vanity I like … Continue reading

I am a good person

I believe in religious rights, which means I believe people can practice or not practice any religion one chooses. I may not agree with your choice. But it is yours. And as long as you don’t try to put your beliefs on me we are cool.

I also believe in the separation of Church and State.

I grew up as a Catholic. I was confirmed at 16. I am now a non-practicing Catholic and have been for about 20 years.

Recently I have been having numerous conversations about what it means to be a Christian.

This really has me thinking and wondering why it is so important for so many to be labeled or to label others as a Christian.

Isn’t a good person a good person regardless of their religious affiliation? Muslims, Jews, agnostics, atheists, Buddhists are among those that are not Christian. I know people who represent all those I just mentioned and they are good, kind, decent, loving people.

I consider myself a Christian and a good person. Those two don’t always go hand in hand.

We live in a world where there is so much cruelty and judgment.

Don’t we all have enough going … Continue reading