Saturday, August 15, 2009
26. To reduce my asthma symptoms and sleep apnea.
27. To be able to walk around the lake 3 miles without a rest.
28. To be able to move faster in the morning and not have to worry about being late to appointments and work.
29. To be less camera shy and be proud of how I look.
30. To be able to garden next year so I won't have so many weeds contributing to my pollen allergies.
31. To be able to garden next year so I can have fresh veggies, especially those fresh cucumbers.
32. To be able to garden next year so my neighbors won't be worried about those weeds spreading to their yards.
33. To be able to run after my cat if she gets outside (sneaky thing runs between my legs like a bullet).
34. To be able to travel and not have to find a riding cart (some airports don't have those!!!).
35. To be able to grocery shop without using the riding cart.
36. To feel less handicapped and not have people stare at me cause I am moving slow, using a cane or using a handicapped parking space (once had a lady yell at me cause I didn't "look" handicapped).
37. To be able to be supportive to others who need help with health issues, including diet issues and being more active.
38. To be able to bend over without getting a "stitch" in my ribs.
39. To be able to tie my shoes without getting the "stitch" from bending over.
40. To be less worried about my issues and more helpful to others who might need support.
41. To be able to do some volunteer work at my local nursing home again (I probably could do this now, but I seem to be working on a lot of personal issues, some related to the excess weight).
42. To learn to say no to those foods that got me in trouble (most foods?), especially ice cream and cheese.
43. To be more grateful like I was at 200 lbs when I remember saying I thanked God with every step that I had lost weight.
44. To be able to get on the scale at the doctor's office without taking off my sweater (as if that weighs so much) and not asking them to recalibrate their scale to match mine at home.
45. To quit blaming my weight on a sodium retention problem and thyroid disease (though true).
46. To quit worrying that my extra weight will give me a stroke or heart attack.
47. To quit beating myself up that I eat too much and I am too fat.
48. To say good things to myself about how I am so healthy (I can say it now but it will be more true after I lose some of these 75 lbs).
49. To continue to log in at SparkPeople for inspiration and support.
50. To never make disparaging remarks about other people who are overweight (I think I don't now, but remember how it felt when other people did that to me).