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Small Realizations That Mean BIG!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Have you ever had one of those moments where you say to yourself "how did I get here?" or "when did I get here?" or "wow, I can't believe this is me!"
I had a couple of those moments yesterday and I'm sure some of you can relate or definately will be relating.
Now, in order to understand where I'm coming from, you must know that I started out at 328 lbs (my heaviest) and if I whenever I got in a car I never used the seatbelt. It's real hard to get a seatbelt around someone that weighed so much and had such a big stomach. Having to adjust the seatbelt up a notch because I needed more leeway in the belt. Well, yesterday, I'm sitting in the car on my way to work and I look down and realize that "Wow, my stomach isn't so huge anymore that it goes out way past my breasts." "I can put the seatbelt on without any issues and there's room."
That was my 1st realization. The 2nd was when I was at work and I'm standing in the main room of the daycare I realize my arms aren't resting on my hips because they were so wide when I was morbidly obese. When I was 328 lbs my hips were so far out that I could just rest my arms on my hips. Now, 111.5 lbs lighter there is room between my arms and body and my hips are not being used as arm rests....
These realizations and I'm sure there will be more may not seem like much to some or may even seem miniscule but to ME they mean alot. There are big meanings behind these realizations. These realizations are reminders or "rewards" of my accomplishments and how far I've come.
Congratulations to anyone who has had these or similar realizations and kudos to those who are trying to get to their own realizations~you will get there~you will have them.

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JACKIEMOMOF3 2/29/2012 6:57PM

    That is wonderful munky....All these things no matter how big or small (to some) make us realize how far we have come and where we'll be going!! Congrats to you!! So happy for you. And, thank you!

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MUNKYBUG 2/29/2012 6:44PM

    emoticon That's amazing! I had the same sort of small realization the other day. When I got in the car and put my seat belt on, I had to tighten it! I couldn't believe it! I've only lost 20ish pounds and it seems so meaningless when looking at how far I have to go. But, those little victories make it real and important. Kudos to you! Thank you so much for setting such a wonderful example! emoticon

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JACKIEMOMOF3 2/29/2012 3:40PM

    Thank you so much ladies XOXO

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PURPLEMOLLY21 2/29/2012 4:53AM

  I'm absolutely thrilled for you, it's all those seemingly little achievements that mean so much and keep us going!

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HECKYAH 2/29/2012 1:33AM

    I am very proud of your accomplishments!! emoticon

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JACKIEMOMOF3 2/28/2012 9:14PM

    Thank you DC XOXO

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DCHICKEN7 2/28/2012 7:51PM

    That is awesome! Congratulations! emoticon

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