Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Like the priceless pieces of art in the Louve, your body is also a work of art. Look in the mirror or take a picture and look at it closely. Consider it to be your blank canvas. What are you going to do with that blank canvas? How are you going to paint your future? What is your muse?
My "muse" this year is my son's wedding! He's getting married in October - very exciting....BUT that means lots of professional pictures that family members will all see and keep. I don't want to be the biggest one in the pictures! I want to look better - for me, my DH, and my son & fiance. I want to feel good and be able to dance without pain in my knees. I don't want to limp down the aisle. I know that I can do this!
Even though I'm still heavy, I have lost weight. Not at break-neck speed or anything, but I'm still down 25 lbs. It's been a rough road - I take a lot of meds and have bad knees which hinder my weight loss, but I've learned lots and have made changes that have been healthy. I had knee surgery in September which helped me walk without my cane. I just went to my doc on Monday for my physical and came out with flying colors. My cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, A1C (for diabetes and controlled only by diet) are all perfect - and dropped from last year!! I was excited....the healthier eating is paying off! Now to get it to work as consistent weight loss is the goal. I'm back to exercising as well as tracking nutrition. I know that if I can get into "Onederland" I'll feel and look much better. I'm not trying to be perfect....just be a healthier me!