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MOTIVATION comes 2 x 2.

Monday, November 26, 2012

I was looking at my passport the other day and realized it had expired in May. I went to our local drugstore to get my passport pictures made while I waited and brought them home to begin the application process.

I had to fill out the forms online then print them out, attach the new photo in the required spot and enclose my old passport. I flipped it open. There was my 2 x 2 picture taken 10 years ago. My hair was a little longer, my face less wrinkled, but oh my was I a LOT larger.

I looked at my new picture which does show the advance of 10 years but how thrilling to see the change in my size! Of course that picture is only a head shot so I have to tell you the things I COULDN'T see in the picture but that have changed also.

1) I have new knees. My last trip overseas required wheelchair assistance and I found many of the places we were to visit unfriendly to handicapped individuals so had to rely on photographs my husband took while I waited outside/in the car.

2) I have normal cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose levels.

3) I belong to and USE a gym (the USE is important as I had belonged to one years ago but rarely went.)

4) I am eating many new fruits and vegetables and have eliminated some foods entirely from my life (carbonated beverages, hamburgers, etc.).

5) I have more energy, stamina and a happier frame of mind.

6) I have many wonderful friends here at Sparkpeople.

7) I'm doing many things that used to be on that "when I ______" list.

8) I'm enjoying the wonder of every day.

Things CAN change - it just requires some work!

Pressing on!
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