The Choice Is Mine

As I grow older and reflect on the "good old days", I often wonder were they any better than the possibilities the future holds. I'd like to remember the good times, try to forget the bad and discuss the future.

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In life many roads will come my way as I journey along.

There comes a time in everyone's life when they say "enough is enough". Whether it is clothes fitting too tight, unable to keep up with the grandkids, feeling left behind by life or whatever; a real decision needs to be made. 

Am I going to continue to let life slip by or am I going to take charge again. It is so easy to get in the habit of just doing what needs to be done and thinking short term instead of long term.

The realization has been made - now what. Well, it's time to get back in control of my life and re-establish those priorities and goals that somehow got shuffled around.
Perhaps the very first thing that needs to be dealt with is my physical self. How did I let 20 years slip 30 unwanted & definitely unneeded pounds on my small frame. At 5'3" I should be comfortable weighing between 125 - 140 lbs. That's a decent weight range for a person over 60 to maintain.
Now I could go to a whole bunch of gurus and people who do this & that, but I think there is a better way for me. I know many of the things I'm doing wrong or not doing at all. So, for me the choice is do I want to continue living the way I am now or do I want to make a change. Maybe not every one has this freedom to choose but I do.
I have friends who are tall & slender and I have friends who are short & not thin - and you know what? that doesn't matter at all. What matters to me is me - that is the only person I have any control over.