Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Today marks five full months of RECOVERY on SparkPeople :-)
Here's what has changed on the outside:
I used to weigh 282 pounds, now I weigh 246. That's a loss of 36 pounds.
I used to wear 26/28 sized clothes Today, my size 20's are loose.
I used to wear size 9 underwear. Now I wear a size 7.
I used to dread the idea of HAVING to walk Smokey. Now I look forward to it...and to his prompts every morning and evening that we go...lolol :-). He EXPECTS it and I love that! He's so dang CUTE!! :-)
And here are the MOST IMPORTANT changes:
In each day I choose recovery, I have been granted the ability to...
live one day at a time.
think purposefully, then turn off my mind when I'm done using it.
These gifts have healed my relationships...most importantly, my marriage. Ray and I met while I was in recovery before, and he tells me frequently how grateful he is to have his wife 'back'.
This way of living has literally changed the world in which I live because it changes my PERCEPTION of this world. I see it differently...therefore it IS different. It is 'perfect' to me now...just the way it is...with all of its imperfection :-).
Thank you Chris! Thank you for Spark! Thank you for making it free!
Thank you Spark Friends for your AMAZING support, encouragement and love. You share yourselves so honestly and generously. For me....this is the key! The unconditional love and support of one food addict for another is the ONLY thing that has ever helped me stop doing what I do with food! I appreciate each and everyone of you! I love each and every one of you!
Thank you Source...for putting me here...and giving me this experience called 'life' :-).