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Now my slider is moving in the right direction and one year since Structure House

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My weigh-in this morning shows 403. Who cares if it's "water" or whatever. That's 5 pounds gone that does not belong on my body.

I can finally move my slider in the RIGHT direction since finally breaking down to adjust it to the weight I'd gained.

Last year at this time I was checking in at Structure House in NC, exhausted, humiliated, humbled, in pain, and hoping desperately that they could help me. I was truly at wit's end. At one point I sat on the couch in the lobby and cried because everyone there (staff and residents) was so nice and caring and supportive. I had not felt that kind of warmth in person for years. I needed it so much.

I was there for 6 weeks, checking in at a weight of 441 and when I left I was 399. I went from needing a scooter to get around to being able to walk a few steps with a cane, to walking without a cane (no marathons, but I was more than happy with the progress).

I will never forget the impact that place had on my life. I learned so much. I met people who are going through this (or worse) from all over the country. I gained hope realized that I CAN do this. I made some friends that I would never have met otherwise who I cherish as I would a brother or sister.

I need to keep remembering that there is always hope. If we do the work (move our bodies, eat better food, do things that make us happy, stay focused in the present) we will succeed.

May we all have a healthy and happy day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SVELTEWARRIOR 11/13/2012 10:46PM

    You totatally got this!!!!! Your wonderful attitude will take you where you want to go!!!

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BRENDABUNNY 11/13/2012 5:53PM

    I love your new attitude,this last 2 weeks you have really been focused and working your program...And the scale is showing it!You know what needs to be done and your jumping in and doing it and you have really inspired me to get moving this last 12 days with keeping your exercise streak going... emoticon my emoticon

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SHARA53 11/13/2012 12:45PM

    Keep going and if you need help from others and are getting it, good for you! Every day is a new opportunity to take your journey in the direction you want to go!

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RICHILA 11/13/2012 10:47AM

    Spark On! We Got This! emoticon

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LADYJ6942 11/13/2012 10:08AM

    Way to go, you can do this and I love hearing about a program that helped you. Check out Indy Girl here on SP, she is an inspiration. Welcome to SP and good luck on your journey.

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