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My Body Takes Me There

Monday, June 07, 2010








It's been three summers since I started on this weight loss journey. This summer will be the best ever because I can go and do what ever I want. My body is not stopping me at all. Gone is the sore knees and feet. Gone is the pain every time I get up from sitting. I think about it all of the time. I am so grateful that I decided to get busy and stick with my plan long enough to really be able to experience the results. This past Thursday night my body took me to Disneyland. I work at a high school and it is a tradition to go to have Grad Nite at Disneyland. I signed up to be a chaperon the kids on the trip.
So there I was, a POW (previously overweight person) with thousands of teenagers at Disneyland from 12:30am until the sun came up at 6:00am. All night I kept thinking to myself, Wow, you are really doing this! I stood in long lines with no problem. I went through skinny turnstiles with out any worry. I had no problem fitting into the rides either. At the end of the trip I was so tired from being up all night and yes my knee hurt a little and I had blisters on my toes. But I felt fabulous that I was able to do something else that I really thought that I would never be able to do. It is going to be a great summer.
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GEE-KNEE 6/23/2010 10:35AM

    I know that feels good. I remember last year when I took my Brownies to the Wild Animal Park, and I was so amazed that those girls got tired before I did. It's a great feeling to be able to do those kinds of things without any pain.

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PSSN4FITNESS 6/14/2010 11:56AM

    How wonderful! This is really inspirational. The rewards are limitless if we stick with this. Your body is now your partner in living life, not the inhibitor. I love your positive attitude. Keep up the great work!



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DRAFTLOVER 6/10/2010 1:46PM

    Great Blog! I love it!! Thank you for giving us all hope and reminding us to never lose sight from which we came......

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DRAGYN5 6/9/2010 2:21PM

    You are an amazing inspiration to all of us!!! I have a 19 year old son and although I have only lost 16 pounds, I notice that I can keep up with him a bit more! I had back surgery 2 years ago and I am now without pain and it is a wonderful feeling. You should be sooooooooooooooo proud of yourself. You have done a great job!!!

Heidi

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 6/8/2010 9:57AM

    Oh yeah. It's going to be an AWESOME summer.

I feel the same way. And it ain't half bad for a middle-aged woman who used to have a BMI over 52!

Not only do I FIT into a nice sea kayak, but I've got two whitewater kayaks also and am happily paddling at every opportunity.

I've whitewater paddled 11 waterways already, since April! Tried a new one yesterday (we got a lot of rain and a local class II-III creek was running).

I am having a BLAST.

I hope to have a hands roll and be paddling class IV halfway competently by the end of the season. We'll see...

And I'm going to take windsurfing lessons all next weekend.

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4MYBOYSANDSELF 6/8/2010 7:55AM

    Fabulous! Congratulations!!

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KIMBEEJ16 6/7/2010 10:46PM

    I can so relate to everything you are saying! Especially about not having PAIN everywhere anymore! And it feels sooooo good to FIT... I remember going to Universal Studios when I was at my heaviest and going on the "ET" ride...I couldn't enjoy it because the seat was so tight and it hurt so much. Now I know that won't be a problem! It is so much fun to actually get to live life again...I'm so glad you had a great time...truly congratulations!

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GRAMIAM7 6/7/2010 8:24PM

    What an awesome blog! I am just so happy for you. You are an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUVNLIFE_2 6/7/2010 7:54PM

    Great blog. You said it best...it's a Journey not a destination. Perseverance, tenacity and conviction...you did it. You are living proof that it can be done. You are a true inspiration. Congrats!!!

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CATH5109 6/7/2010 7:28PM

    You are living proof that it is possible to regain a healthy body and life. I love reading stories and hope that I can get there too.

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