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Why am I really doing this? What am I after?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I have several underlying motivations: 1) to get off diabetes medication (which they're only going to put me on this coming week!); 2) to be kind to my knees before they gey regularly resentful; 3) to take back the joy of my youth when I never saw my appearance as a drawback, had boundless confidence, and took joy in dressing.

While #1 is what motivates me most, #2 cannot be denied. And a little vanity can help.i looked at myself in my semi-clingy dress yesterday and had several reactions--wow! That new bra is Hubba-hubba! Wow! I can really see the loss at the waist--looks good! And, later in the day, from another angle--yuck! So thick (not in the good way)! Giant calves and arms! But redeemed the look by noting the difference the loss has made on my neck and face. I don't have a horrible relationship with my body--never did, even at my peak--but a tentative return to boundless optimism, confidence, accomplishment--I can really feel its stirrings. And the little bit of distaste is just an unfriendly byproduct.
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KATIGIE 6/30/2013 5:50AM

    Mothepro, you are so right!

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MOTHEPRO 6/29/2013 9:59PM

    Those are great goals. I know you can do it! Motivation can be hard to come by, so I like to grab it from any source. LOL

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KATIGIE 6/29/2013 7:11PM

    NancyPatt, this is great! I'm so happy for you, and it certainly gave me a big boost! Perseverance is the key, but knowing that others struggled, yet still worked through--well!!! What more could you ask for!

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NANCYPAT1 6/29/2013 5:29PM

    Okay - just so you KNOW it is possible - at the moment, due to really interesting exercise (hours after hours for weeks on end) been given an okay to quit taking my INSULIN on days when I spend a long time in the pool. My knees have been complaining for years, but now, after reducing, reducing, and reducing my pain meds, I am no longer taking ANY and am able to walk better, stand up, and do sooooo much more. The vanity thing struck me a month or so ago when I suddenly realized that I ACTUALLY have biceps and have been working to try to discover if there are triceps there too instead of just BAT WINGS. Thanks for sharing this and I hope that my story gives you an added boost - I have been on insulin for years now and was on oral meds as well - now at the moment and at least some days, I am taking NOTHING.

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