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No Wonder!!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Every so often, I come out of my fog and things seem to click. The last time that happened was when I imagined a half pound of fat melting off my body, flowing down into a bottomless hole like the Grand Canyon, where it would never be able to make it back up onto my body again. That visualization has stayed with me.

Today, I packed up 44.5 + pounds:


Each black bag from my EZ up tent has two 10-pound dumbbells for a total of 40 pounds. Then I added a 2 pound zumba stick to each for a total of 44 pounds. I figure the bags weighed close to the extra half pound needed.


I had the thought that I would attempt to carry them around the block. I didn't make it out the driveway carrying the 45 pound packs. And then I put them in the wheeled box and couldn't get it up and over the hose.

So I said, "No WONDER I was so fatigued! No WONDER it was so difficult to get me out of my recliner and moving on down the street to the pool!!
No WONDER I feel better than I have since 1995.

In fact 1985 was a milestone year and I can remember what I was able to do, how much energy I had then. I taught school, played the organ at a church, sang with a quartet, directed a Sweet Adelines Chorus, and prepared and led them through their first show AT CHRISTMAS TIME, and also took them to competition with all the rehearsing, choreography, costuming . . .

I wouldn't want to do all that again AND work at the same time, but I'm close to thinking that I could do it. When I reach the current short term goal weight (scheduled for April 1) I will be at the same weight I was in 1985.

I wonder how I'll feel physically then, NOT having to carry around the 50 pounds I was carrying last July?
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ONTHETRAIN 2/12/2013 11:30PM

  Bravelute: You are a remarkable insightful person and you should be so proud of yourself for your accomplishments! You have truly inspired me to continue on my journey of losing weight and gaining back my confidence and health! Keep up the good work!! I had been thinking about joining Sparkpeople for a number of years and always postponed it. I was afraid of failure and relapse... I received a new laptop from my DH for Christmas so that barrier was removed. I am determined now to remove any excuses I rationalized in my head. In your words..."No Wonder" it took me so long. Thanks for being the good example that newbies like myself need to be a diehard "Sparker"!

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BRERRABBIT1 2/11/2013 11:10AM

    :) Congratulations, BraveLute, on your 45.5 pounds gone! Thank you for my Valentine hearts; I've looked and looked for cacao nibs and so far cannot find..


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BRAVELUTE 2/11/2013 9:36AM

    Christina, my dog weighs 10 pounds. So I've lost 4.5 Yorkshire Terriers! ; )

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SHARJOPAUL 2/11/2013 9:28AM

    WTG.
And remember those weights are a lot more dense than your fat was, so your fat took up more space.

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CHRISTINASP 2/11/2013 7:15AM

    That is emoticon
YAY for you.
My mom always told me that 1 kilogram equals two packs of butter (being 500 grams), to make me realize how much I'd lost after I'd lost weight.
Do you know how much your dog weights? I often think about that because my dog weighs about ten kilograms and when I lift him I think about just how much weight that is. We have tried to carry the dog at times, like once when he was overcome by the heat and he couldn't walk during a vacation. It is QUITE HARD to carry him for more than five minutes, even though he looks pretty small!



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NSTARSMITH 2/10/2013 9:04PM

    One day recently I carried a 25 pound bag of cat litter down the stairs. Granted, the bag was a weird shape and hard to get hold of, but I was acutely aware of the PAIN IN MY KNEES as i navigated the stairs. I have lost 60 pounds - 25 x 2 + 10. NO WONDER is exactly what I said. NO WONDER I had to climb the stairs on ALL FOURS!!! amazing! More power to YOU! Spark ON!

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LESLIELENORE 2/10/2013 6:14PM

    emoticon That's a good idea. I doubt I could get the 145 pounds I have lost up off the floor.

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