Friday, June 25, 2010
No one likes Root Canals, right? This was the third one for me over this lifetime and I was experiencing pain on every level (mental, physical & financial). The fact that my regular dentist just put a crown on this tooth in March to save it from an old deteriorating filling made this procedure that much more annoying!
However, the first words out of the endodontist's mouth as he began to prep for the procedure really made my day. He said, I'm going to go slowly with numbing medication because you don't weigh very much." Music to my ears. He then began to confess how unhappy he was that he had put on a few pounds lately. That gave me the opportunity to share with him about Spark People!
I reached my goal weight last July 15th and I suddenly realized that I have maintained it for almost a year! My body image has not completely caught up with the "new" me, so I am still surprised when someone calls me petite. I have just continued to log my maintenance calories every day and strive for consistent exercise habits.
Let me tell you that getting to and maintaining a healthy weight never gets old. I LOVE wearing shape flattering clothes instead of cover-ups and you cannot put a price on the joy of getting out of bed in the morning with energy and enthusiasm. My point is that ALL the hard work, planning and never giving up are SO WORTH IT!!!
I wish SUCCESS for you ALL!!!