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I'm Thinking the Hare May Even Beat Me, But I Will Make It to the Finish Line

Saturday, June 02, 2012

I was so proud of me a couple months ago, and guess what! I'm still proud.

I'm comfortable making better food choices, and moving more. It doesn't feel like a punishment or trial, it all just feels good. It's nice not to feel stuffed after eating. It's nice to have the energy to keep up with my kids and grandkids on an outing to the zoo, without having to slow them down so I can "sit for a minute" before going on. It's nice to get a hug when loving arms can go all the way around me.

The big kicker is how slowly I'm progressing. The blessing is that I AM still progressing!
February, I lost 4 pounds
March, I lost 3 1/2 pounds
April, I lost 2 pounds
May, I lost 2 1/2 pounds.
Man, that feels slow, but look! in four months I've lost 12 pounds! If nothing changes, I can still be down 36 pounds in a year. It's not the 104 I originally planned, but I'm not "dieting" this time. I'm making better choices while I live my everyday life. My hope is that, as I get better at choices and exercise, the pounds may slip away slightly faster, at least for a while.

My clothes feel great. I can buy a shirt that fits at my shoulders and still goes around my middle most of the time. At the moment, I'm between sizes. The size I'm headed into is still a little too tight, but the size I'm leaving is a little baggy. What a new problem to experience! Always, in the past, I'd wear the old stuff until it was way bad before I'd buy the next size (or 2) up to get something to fit.

The most wonderful thing I experience now is holding my grandbabies on my lap and feeling like I can really snuggle them up close to me. I don't have to reach around miles of me to get to their little bodies. There's enough room on my lap for them to sit there and not just hang on the end of my knee hoping not to slide off. And I can squat down to pick them up and carry them around without wearing out in a few seconds! How wonderful!

If things are this good when I still have over 90 pounds to lose, imagine how much better it's going to get!

Not only will I regain my youthful vigor, but I should also regain my youthful health! At least that's the plan. God is good, and thankfully, he's making this way of life easy for me to adapt to. Praises for the blessings I receive!
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