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Honour your body.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Day 11 at Fat Camp I am a blubbering mess!

But in a good way - my therpaist has clearly weaved her magic on opening me up emotionally and hardly a day goes when I am not either in tears and at least choked up and close.


Because I am SO happy with what is happening to me each and every day. EVERY day I find some new little thing I can do again and it just sometimes overwhelms me.

When I think about how battered my poor old body has been over time with 35 years of smoking, borderline alcoholism for 15 years, eating fat ridden, starchy, sugary junk food for nearly 45 years I am in AWE of how quickly it can rally back and start to feel good again.

It truly IS a miracle and I am SO grateful and thankful that my amazing body has stuck around so that I can finally show it some love and care.

Honour your body and do what is right for it. It has been your companion and best friend for your whole life, even whle your mind has been telling you to overburden it with bad food and bad habits for so long.

Its the only one you get.

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P.S. Today's daily miracle? I went to lace up my shoes and for the first time in a LONG time I can swing my foot onto my knee and stretch far enough to make bow right in the centre of my shoe WITHOUT having to grunt and gasp while I do it. AWESOME!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOURBONIAN 3/7/2012 1:02PM

    Congrats on your progress, man! Keep it up!!

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BACKATITAMY 3/7/2012 10:56AM

  So happy for you David. You really sound like you have come along ways. Congrats on being able to tie your shoes again without trouble. Take care :)

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JEAN111766 3/7/2012 9:40AM

    I am so happy for you David!!! You are keeping me motivated and focused! I truly look forward to reading your blogs these days!!!
What an awesome experience you are receiving!!!
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BLUE42DOWN 3/6/2012 4:54PM


It's a wonder the little things we take for granted until we can't do them - and even more of a wonder when we can do them again.

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    Great blog - your are so right - we have to honour the only body we will have - we expect so much from it - it deserves a bit of love!!! You are doing so well. I love all the small victories like your shoe tying experience. Sounds like you are putting in the hard work for long term gain. Have fun!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 3/6/2012 2:14PM

    Great blog, sounds like your eyes are being opened to seeing those daily miracles and your heart is open to experiencing them and feeling, YEAH.

Kudos on tieing the shoes, been there. emoticon

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TRISH579 3/6/2012 1:47PM

    You're doing great!!!

Somebody once said: If I 'd have known I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself".

Here's to a long and healthy, happy life, with the body you deserve.

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MOMMY445 3/6/2012 1:34PM

    honouring your body is something to do every day. what a great blog! thanks for sharing! have a terrific day!

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