Saturday, May 25, 2013
What changes a year can bring, indeed. I already mentioned this to my team-mates, but I thought I would record this for posterity to remind me when I hit another plateau, or as I keep losing slowly…
I drove to the mall to pick up a birthday gift for my dear son. Parked the car, walked rather jauntily as I was in good spirit to the department store and proceeded to walk thru housewares, thru the men’s dept. onward to the cologne bar for Christopher’s yearly cologne gift . I picked out a new scent off the list he sent me, qualified for a free beach bag with beach games (he’ll love this!) and walked back to my car in the parking lot.
It wasn’t until I sat down that I remembered just a year ago I was using a cane to walk … and I could not make it all the way to the cologne bar. I had to sit on the bed half way there – ditto going back. I remember pain and sweat as that was so hard to walk. Yet, here I am exactly one year later – stronger and healthier.
As of today I am down 48 lbs, increased my movement from non-existent to chair exercises, chair yoga, some Walk Away The Pounds, flexibility and strength exercises. In July 2012 my total minutes was 194 for the month after I started back with SP. Today I already have 1136 minutes in! This is amazing to me.
Thank you Spark People, thank you teams for all your support, thank you to those who reached out to me during my extremely stressful winter and spring … I have a new mantra … “The Best of Me is Yet to Be!”