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Life BS vs AS

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Today is 1 year since the doctor released me to resume my life as normal after my hysterectomy. It is also 1 year since I got serious about my weight loss journey. So here is some of what I have learned about myself and this journey.

BS (before surgery)
There was pain daily, more monthly and certain activities were very painful
AS (after surgery)
You can live your life without pain those certain activities are very enjoyable

Monthly and Yearly weight gain was ok
You don't have to watch the scale go up and up. Actually it can go down.

Exercise is something to be avoided - an unnecessary thing people talk about
Exercise can be fun. It makes you feel good and feel good about yourself. There really was a reason everyone was talking about it.

After a long day putting your feet up is very necessary
After a long day putting your feet up is still very necessary

Feeling down unhappy and generally hating yourself is ok
You don't have to feel down unhappy or hate yourself. You have to love yourself first (OK still working on this one)

Being a royal *itch a few days out of the month is ok - even expected
Being a royal *itch is never ok and should never be expected

Emotional swings can be expected
Emotional swings still happen but recognize them and talk about them

Making time to workout - yeah right
Making time to workout - you gotta do it

Life has gone through some major changes this year. But I did not give up. I did not roll over and play dead. I found that through the grace of God, good friends and a loving family - it will all be ok. Just breathe take a step back and then take the next step forward and then the next and then the next. In time look back and you will be amazed how far you came.

So my question to you is this: How far have you come? What have you overcome in you journey and your life? Have you given yourself a pat on the back? If you haven't here is your pat on the back. We've come a long way baby!
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    Thank you for you blog today. It is very inspiring, and certainly shows me how far you have come since last year. I am glad you no longer have pain, and also I am so pleased you have found a new found love for exercise. Thanks for giving us all an excellent spark today! hugs Diana emoticon
    1843 days ago
    You've come so far in one year!

    Congratulations and ... you go girl!!!

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    1846 days ago
    emoticon With a positive attitude like this, you are sure to come out on top ! HIGH FIVE !

    You've come a long way and I am so proud of you ! Keep on going girl ! Don't ever stop !

    1847 days ago
    We have come a long way and it always was a great line. I'll try to remember it now. Thanks.
    1848 days ago
    You have come so far in the last year. With all the ups and downs that you have also had to face along the way, you have pushed through and have done a wonderful job! I'm so proud of you!! And I'm so grateful to call you my friend! emoticon
    1848 days ago
    Yes, I've pretty much been through all those things you have said, and I agree with them. It's great that you are moving forward as this is my plan also. Take care. emoticon
    1848 days ago
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