Thursday, September 29, 2011
09.29.2011 / 0039
Body: I had a pretty interesting (well to me!) realization yesterday. I was reading this blog:
And it was like a lightbulb went off for me. I had that condition years and years ago when I was 300+ lbs. I just passed it off as me having sensitive thin skin that darkened wherever it touched other skin. I had noticed casually and subconsciously that my skin was looking better but it never hit me until reading that entry that all the places I had skin darkening were gone. My knuckles, the back of my neck, patches on the sides of my feet I assumed were just dry skin, etc. So I'm just staring at my hands in awe, then checking all the places I remember having that dark skin and yep, all gone! Scary to know that I probably had Type 2 diabetes and never realized it.
Mind: I am attacking my finances head on, and I cannot tell you how good it feels to address this. Again, I am a head in the sand kind of girl when it comes to things I don't enjoy or don't want to face up to, but devoting myself to being mindful and responsible is changing all of that. I never thought setting up a personal monthly budget would be fun, but I am quite enjoying the feeling of my money being organized and accounted for. And I realized that once my car is paid off in November, that I can put enough in savings to get a new furnace and A/C for my house next year! And the next year after that, I can get my bathroom remodeled! That is so exciting to me!
Soul: Feeling hopeful, refreshed and energized for the things to come for me!