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Compliments are Nice, but a Whap up Side the Head is even Better

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A while ago, I wrote a blog about trying to roll 45 pounds (representing my current weight loss) around my neighborhood.

I couldn't carry it, and I never should have even tried. I couldn't even roll the box over the hose. It had taken a lot of effort just to get all the weight outside.

So fast forward to the compliments. I am starting to get compliments from all over. Last night it happened on my walk, in the dark at 10:00 p.m. Okay that one was probably a little weird. But today, I attended a monthly support group meeting. At least half of the people made it a point to come up during our luncheon to make a comment about how great I look. I even sparked one lady to come to Spark People.

And now for the Whap Up Side my head. I asked our President's wife how he was doing, referring to his health. She thought I was asking about his very noticeable hernia which doesn't appear to have a solution. He was fine, but I FINALLY made the connection with the 45 pounds in the rolly box. Ever since extensive abdominal surgery in December, 2008, I have not been allowed to lift anything over 10 pounds. Yet I was lifting, carrying around, 61 pounds that I am no longer having to deal with.

I guess I'm lucky I didn't give myself one of those hernias! Just another image to keep me on the straight an narrow while I lose the last 24 or 34 or 44 pounds and move into maintenance!

And as if that wasn't enough of a motivation, when I got home, I read this featured blog.

Now I REALLY have the visual cue!!
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