Monday, August 19, 2013
Today was great, I felt good. I've now lost 55 lbs. and I feel as if I have a new lease on life. I feel younger. This is the least I've weighed in over a decade. In 20 lbs it will be more than 25 years. I've been heavy so long, I'm not sure I remember what it feels like to be normal sized. But I do remember what it felt like to be 55 lbs heavier. I was miserable! Pain everywhere, I was physically disabled and living in denial. I couldn't bend over and pick something off the floor in a seated position. Tying my shoes was difficult. My lower back hurt, and I was tired all the time. I couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without heavy breathing. Getting up from the floor was down right embarrassing.
Now, I'm working out at least 3-4 times a week. My mind is clear and I make it through the day bright and aware. I can touch my toes! I can work out for two hours if I wanted (I don't normally, but I can if I wanted.) I can play with my kids and not get tired in the first 5 minutes. I hiked 7.5 miles! Many of my health problems are going by the wayside and saving me money! For me it was Eat to Live, the book opened my eyes. But it took me a long time to find. What the book is worth to me? Well the book is worth it's weight in gold.