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Healthy Balance ... Remembrance Photo Attached

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I was looking through my wedding pictures with some friends today. We were having such a fun time! What I could see and remember was a time in my life when I was losing weight and couldn't stop. It was a frightening time. I don't want to go back there again! My sisters who are surrounding me in this picture are about the size that I was when I started my journey. I don't want to go back there either.

Going through those pictures reminded me of a time when I was out of control, when I couldn't see food for nourishment, didn't see it for it's unhealthy value either. Just simply wasn't bothered by it. Looking at those pictures reminds me that there is a healthy balance of food.

One day at a time ... good food ... balanced thinking ... the journey is possible!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REMEMBER2BME 2/28/2013 8:19AM

    Outstanding. Balance is what I constantly strive for. It can be a challenge.


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MLH148 2/28/2013 7:07AM

    A brave reminder that there are downsides to weight loss, too- meaning unhealthy ways. emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 2/28/2013 4:12AM


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GODS_TEMPLE 2/28/2013 1:13AM

    Yes, balance is definitely the key. Well said!

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KARENLEIGH32 2/27/2013 11:07PM

    Well said!

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L1ZB3TH354 2/27/2013 10:24PM

    A picture is worth a thousand words. So true, funny how a picture sums it all up! A picture spurred my weight loss journey. I was mad because my husband didn't tell me how bad I looked!

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SWTBELLA 2/27/2013 7:49PM

    You made a stunning bride Cathy! You've come a long way & I wish you ever lasting success on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GAILANN48 2/27/2013 4:50PM

    What a beautiful family picture - and a beautiful remembrance of a memory, Cathy. There's nothing like time and opened eyes to give us more perspective, and pictures provide that window.

And then there's the nugget in your blog, BALANCE. Ahhhhh, balance. Talk about a concept whose meaning changes as the years and experiences - that's got to be right up there with "what's love"! :) Balance...have to think about that as it pertains to my own "eldering" walk on this Earth, and my walk on SP. Thank you for your thoughts - they always seem to go by way of my brain directly to my heart.

emoticon :) Gail

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LIVINGFREE19 2/27/2013 4:42PM

    You look very beautiful in this picture!

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DISCIPLINE_DOES 2/27/2013 4:02PM

    Balance is such a difficult place to find.
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TEDYBEAR2838 2/27/2013 3:12PM

    What a beautiful Picture!

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JULIERAE41 2/27/2013 1:25PM

    What a beautiful Bride! I am glad you have found your balance. Woo Hoo!

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NEEDBU66 2/27/2013 12:35PM

    Ditto Pynetree. Food is fuel.

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IMGONNADOIT2013 2/27/2013 11:17AM

  Great work on viewing food differently. You look beautiful in the photo.

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LKORNEGAY 2/27/2013 10:10AM

    Cathy, I love this blog. You are so right balance is the key and you have found that~



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PYNETREE 2/27/2013 9:49AM

    Good for you! Glad you got a handle on it!
You now have control of Food, Food is NOT controlling YOU!
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