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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Where have I been? Gracious I could write a 10 page blog on where I've been; giving you much more information that you could ever want or need!

To put it in a nutshell I've been pretty sick. It's been a rough summer full of doctors and tests and medications. I finally came through with a handful of diagnoses including Ankylosing Spondilytis (a form of arthritis in my hips, back and legs); Scoliosis; Anemia and a severe Vitamin D deficiency. Between the various illnesses (i've also battled hypothyroidism for years) and the medications they've had me on, it's been a miracle every day just to wake up, get out of bed and get to work. To do anything more than that took more effort than I had. I would come home from work and go to bed; weekends and holidays were spent in bed. All I wanted to do is sleep. Finally I decided to take matters into my own hands and make some adjustments to my medication. It seems to be working. I'm still tired quite a bit and would prefer to sleep than do just about anything else; but I'm now able (most days) to dig down inside me and pull out what I need to get me through the day.

Being able to tackle that task has given me the strength to believe that if I begin to exercise again; if I begin to eat right again.....that will do nothing but continue to give me strength and each day will be a step forward and a step stronger. It won't happen overnight but history has taught me that it WILL happen!

Finally, in 3 months I will turn 50. I have no idea how I got here but it's a daunting number. Combined with the fact that any day now I'll become a first time grandma, I know it's time to stop existing and start living. I can only do that by taking charge of my nutrition and my fitness. No one can control it but me. I know that I can do it. I've done it in the past. I will do it again.

My numbers goal is simple: 25 pounds gone by February 25th. Easily within reach. The only thing that would stop me is me and I refuse to let that happen.

With that goal will come inches lost and strength gained. I will no longer be a slave to food but will once again see it as fuel for good health and long life. It's neither my friend nor my comforter. It's simply a tool to keep me healthy and alive.

I will build muscle and reduce fat. My arteries will become healthier; my blood pressure numbers will decrease and I will no longer care that I am 50 and a grandma because I will be strong; I will be healthy and I will carry myself with the confidence of a fit, healthy woman! Neither age nor weight will define me.

Writing it is easy; believing it is easy; achieving it will a challenge every single day. But hey....what is life without a few challenges?

Are you up for it you ?
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    There you are! emoticon You've been missed, very much.
    Who's having a baby? Did I know this? The ole brain ain't what it use to be, at least my third of it LOL
    I'm sorry you've been feeling so poorly for so long, but I'm so happy to see you surface again. Here's to feeling well and aging well.
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