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33-year-old Alisa Nieves has a happy life, now she wants to make her future happy, too. This Painesville mom hopes to get healthy to enjoy special moments playing with her boys.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

yesterday you said tomorrow

So I saw this phrase on one of my facebook friends posts. And it reminded me of my everyday life. I say tomorrow all the time, at work, to my kids, and of course to my health. I'm really trying to focus on this and start doing things today. So far I have absolutely failed in this competition. I wasn't aware until recently how many people actually knew I was doing it. Just last night at my sons baseball game someone I haven't seen in almost a year asked me how I was doing. Although I'm not going to win this contest, or even come close, it has made me more aware of everything and that is something I haven't done in awhile. I work with people with addictions at times, and I try so hard to make them aware that they are killing themselves, but here I am doing the same thing. I don't want to die from choices that I make and I'm tired of feeling like I'm 60 years old, or telling my kids maybe next year we will go on a roller coaster. Maybe, just maybe this will be the year for that.

Monday, April 2, 2012

If he can do it so can I!!

So my boyfriend of 6 years calls a family meeting last week. I was kinda concerned because he has never called a family meeting before...His dad is fighting cancer so I immediately thought something bad might have happened. He saw my concern in my face and assured me that his Dad was still OK but the meeting was based on his dad...Anyways he called the troops together and told us he was going to quit smoking. Now this is a big deal for him, he is a heavy smoker and last time he tried to quit he overdosed on nicotine while he was on the patch because he wasn't ready to quit. He explained to the boys he is going to be extremely irritable so for them and myself not to take it personal..I was proud of him for making this decision and I know how hard it was. He hasn't smoked for 3 days. He has been super grumpy and I mean SUPER GRUMPY but he has done it.
I feel if he has to go through this, then I can go through it do and stop eating poorly. I know I have said it a million times, but I'll keep saying it, I'm not going to give up....I'll figure it out one day!!! Hopefully sooner that later! :-)