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a second chance...use it wisely!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The last five years have been a bit of a mish-mash for me both health and diet wise but twenty thirteen is going to be my year...I can feel it!!

I've finally been given the green light from the doctors, officially nothing is now wrong with me...well, except my arthritic knee and ankle and a tendency to piriformis syndrome but I can live with them and their accompanying medications when I need them but officially I've finished all my regular medicines, my stats are good and I feel really well.'s back to the healthy eating programme with a vengeance.

At times it's been hard to lose weight and feel positive about myself when I was feeling ill but I did try and now I can feel I'm going to get back into a healthy routine of eating and exercise and stay in it... in fact I started last week and have already lost four pounds!

I feel as if I've been given a second chance and part of that is to have a healthy body along with my healthy mind.

My first instinct was to read back through some of my blogs and I came across one entitled 'a new weightloss tool'.
Wow!! that brought back memories and not nice ones either.
It was a nasty comment by a complete stranger which upset me but I turned it around by making her into a weightloss tool, working at things even harder whenever I thought of her and her nasty comments.
The anger was still there as I re-read it and the picture flooded into my mind as clear as the day it happened so...I'm using her as a tool again.

I'm walking again too, building up slowly to the five miles a day I used to do, and enjoying it. I like to walk outdoor when I can but the floods we're enduring at the moment are a bit of a nuisance so I often walk march indoors.

I'm doing my chair exercises too as my leg sometimes plays me up and won't do what I want it to but if I give the exercises plenty of 'ooof' I can really feel the difference.

I do silly little dances when I do the housework, or I put a music track on and try to finish a particular job before it's over.

And if I'm watching tv I make a point of getting up and moving in every advert break, DH thinks I'm loopy when I stand there marching on the spot and swinging my arms

I love to garden but that's difficult at the moment with the flooding but eventually that will be a useful tool too.

So this year is going to be my year, no excuses this time and I feel really determined.
Bring it on... emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUE_2U 1/10/2013 3:47AM

    YAY, you! How awesome is your prognosis, now! I'm so happy for you! (((hugs))) It's said that if life hands you a second chance, only a fool would pass it up, and you certainly aren't one! Wow, four pounds is off to a grand start!

Being ill just throws me for a loop, but I'm finally getting some refocus. I beat this back once before. I'll do it again! I've been exercising and walking more and focusing on working up to doing that 2 miles a day, again, for a start. I'm down a couple of pounds this week, too. Not been really using SP like I did before, but I may get back into that very soon, as well.
Be so proud of yourself. That person was being a tool! *giggles* Smart you for seeing her true light. emoticon

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CELLOPLAYER1 1/6/2013 6:10PM


Sounds like you have some good goals.. I have been working on setting my goals but have get to set them in writing.

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DOTTIEJANE1 1/6/2013 9:34AM

    Seems that you have a good outlook and motivation ,YOU SURLY WILL HAVE SUCCESS IN 2013 .

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CROWLEY123 1/6/2013 7:50AM

    Good for you! You've got a great attitude and that is the first, best motivation there is. Good luck in all your goals! emoticon

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ANGHARAD3 1/6/2013 7:46AM

  Just found out yesterday that my old boss died of health problems. She was only a year older than I was, a smoker, and very obese. That's enough motivation for me to try again. Not everybody has second chances.

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PURITYROSE 1/6/2013 7:25AM

    I hate being ill. I find that when I'm ill, I throw all sensibilities out the door. And then that throws all things out of balance for me when I get better. But your determination is obvious. Go for it!

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