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Monday, February 15, 2010

For years and years and years, I ate snacks while driving, reading, watching TV, working, relaxing, and ... amazingly while eating my dinner. No wonder I was just a smuge under 300 lbs. All that eating took up a lot of my time and well just numbed me to anything happening around me including the reading, driving, watching TV, working, etc. All I was "enjoying" was stuffing my feelings down with the snacks and once they were gone, emptiness set in.

Getting rid of all that eating creates a void or what I call a pothole in my soul. All that time has to be filled with other activities other than eating. All those feelings that were buried under piles of numbness have to be dealt with.

Just like all the road potholes that are showing up here, how I fix those potholes will determine how long they last and how durable they are. Sometimes those pothole "fixes" barely make it through the next storm or crisis.

For me one of my most durable soul pothole solutions has been exercise. Today I am celebrating the two year anniversary of my decision to join the local community center fitness center. I never in my wildest dreams ever though I would still be exercising .... well at all AND with intensity and consistency. Just shows you that you are never too old to learn and enjoy something new.

Here is wishing everyone success in their own battles with those potholes in their souls. I am continuing the search for more durable "fixes".


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LADYIRIS313 2/17/2010 3:04PM

    I love it .. never thought of the ruts in life as potholes, but quite an apt metaphor. Here's to your success, your anniversary, your drive and ... your good 'asphalt'!

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DAISYBILL 2/17/2010 2:57PM

    One word to describe what you described..... AWESOME.

I also understand you will be traveling to Texas to visit your mom. Hope you have a safe trip and a wonderful time and the snow does not follow you. Hugs Sandy

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/15/2010 10:41PM

    You are quite a pothole filler, girlfriend!! They could use you for IDOT!! LOL.

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WORKINGSTIFF 2/15/2010 7:33PM


Nobody likes potholes, but dang! They show up anyway. AND they are the result of the stretching and contracting (could it be the soul? could it be our lives?).

Congrats on the two year anniversary! Keep up the excellent work! Loved the cat/iron picture.

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BZYBOYSMOM 2/15/2010 7:14PM

    Great blog and I can so relate.

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LILYGAL 2/15/2010 6:49PM

    Very well written...and true for all of us. We all have "potholes" in our life. We all have to work to fill them constructively!!! You are doing so well!!!

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SEKSUNSHINE 2/15/2010 6:48PM

    Happy anniversary! Here's to many more. You Rock!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/15/2010 6:43PM

    I think that we are all tremendously more capable than we ever imagine and that Henry Ford got it right -- “Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.”

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CHATERJOY 2/15/2010 6:42PM

    Keep sharing those pothole fillers!!!! I'm still working on them. Great blog!

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FITKAT2010 2/15/2010 6:39PM

    I could have written this, but definitely not as eloquently as you did!

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RASCALOO 2/15/2010 6:37PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on your 2nd year anniversary of commitment to fitness.

Luv the kitty pic too !

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SWEETNLOW70 2/15/2010 6:34PM

    Thanks for the interesting viewpoint - I kinda feel like that too.

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