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I said, I am TRyInG. He said NO, YOUR DOING IT !

Wednesday, October 02, 2013




"I AM TRYING REAL HARD," I said to my husband as I was struggling to walk. My legs were fatigued on the walk back to the car. I had taken many extra rest breaks this morning. We were enjoying the peacefulness of the slight breeze encouraging us by cooling our bodies during our 1.31 mile walk.







He responded back, "No, YOUR DOING IT." emoticon

My eyes popped opened wide. emoticon

I felt like gasping in shock. He's so RIGHT. emoticon






It was an eye-opening type of statement that hit my heart hard. It made me FEEL SO GOOD that he was aware how hard I was trying.









He doesn't mind how many rest breaks I take or how I cling to his arm for strength and balance. He's always there helping me when I stumble, supporting me, encouraging me to do the best I can. He is happy to see I am making progress, improving on my walking and that I am able to move more inside the house. I am so happy to finally be DOING IT. It doesn't matter how slow we go, how challenging the struggle is as long as we keep moving forward. emoticon









Yesterday I managed to do over 11,000 steps off and on during the day. We found a nice trail along one of the many creeks that flow through the community. It's lined with lots of oak trees which cast a gentle, filtered shade over our graveled trail. It was pleasantly cooling under the sunny skies. We are fortunate to find beautiful, healing, peaceful places to walk.










The day before achieved over 10,000 steps. That was such a thrill to be able to move my legs. Its not something I can take for granted due to health issues. My sparks are short and frequent as I still have a long ways to go on building my strength. I am thrilled with the progress. My muscles feel like they are recuperating a bit better, feeling a bit less fatigue.









It's not easy for me at all to achieve so many steps. It's a tough feat, but I keep pressing on hoping to IMPROVE, hoping for POSITIVE change.







It feels good to come back from ROCK BOTTOM MS weakness. It feels good to rebuild my strength, to overcome what was holding me back. It feels good to be eating healthier, to make progress towards my goals.



















YOUR DOING IT !!! It's like a life-changing type of moment. A light-bulb turned on. I REALLY AM DOING IT.







I feel my own best self emerging.


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CLPURNELL 10/4/2013 10:22PM

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TOKIEMOON 10/3/2013 5:39PM

    I'm so happy that you can walk, but even happier that you continually try!bvbb emoticon

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PYNETREE 10/3/2013 1:35PM

    Look at You!! You've proven... emoticon !

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HAPPYMOM8 10/3/2013 12:06PM

    GOOD ADVICE!

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XRSIZE18 10/3/2013 10:28AM

    Go you! I always love the beautiful images you post.

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CAROLJEAN64 10/3/2013 9:55AM

    "I'm doing it" That is going to be my mantra this week in yoga... not I'm trying, but I'm doing it.

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LADYDL 10/3/2013 9:15AM

    What a great husband! Thanks for sharing!
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FITMARY 10/3/2013 8:40AM

    He is a keeper! So glad that you are finding the strength to do those steps. Sending thoughts and prayers your way!
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FLMOMX2 10/3/2013 8:39AM

    emoticon You are so blessed to have a supportive husband who reflects the truth of your progress. Praying you continue to make progress and enjoy your new freedoms.

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NUTRON3 10/3/2013 8:37AM

    great blog

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WATERONE 10/3/2013 8:29AM

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You are an inspiration. Thanks.

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CHRISGORGME 10/3/2013 7:06AM

    What a wonderful person your man is! Thanks for sharing!
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KSGAMMA 10/3/2013 6:09AM

    Wonderful! Congratulations. I too have one of those supportive husbands and am glad that you have one too. I am working on being able to take walks again too. My issue is my heart not MS but what I know of MS you are doing fantastic - keep it up!

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ZELLAZM 10/3/2013 5:50AM

    What a wonderful light bulb moment - seems so simple but is really a huge shift in thinking! Thanks for all the graphics you shared...hope you don't mind if I do some snagging!

Michelle

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IMLOCOLINDA 10/3/2013 1:14AM

    Good that you're feeling better every day!

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SUSANBEAMON 10/3/2013 12:33AM

  like all the positive affirmations

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JANIEWWJD 10/3/2013 12:28AM

    I simply LOVE your blogs!!! You are awesome!!! Keep it up and may our good Lord bless you!!!!
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LJCANNON 10/3/2013 12:17AM

    emoticon What a WONDERFUL Blog!! You are embracing your Life, and Enjoying (almost) every Moment of it!! What a Blessing for us that you are sharing your Walks with us!!
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K1TT3N 10/3/2013 12:02AM

    It is such an amazing thing to me, when a spouse is right there all the way. I think it is wonderful that your hubby is right there, people like us who have health issue need all the support we can get and it is great when we get it at home as well as Sparkpeople , friends and family.
My hubby is great bout it too as are my kiddos, but so my people we know just aren't..my family could care less and even remark as to health and weight issue , and a few of my friends just blow it all off.
You can do this, and a standing ovation to you and your hubby both on your journey

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K1TT3N 10/3/2013 12:02AM

    It is such an amazing thing to me, when a spouse is right there all the way. I think it is wonderful that your hubby is right there, people like us who have health issue need all the support we can get and it is great when we get it at home as well as Sparkpeople , friends and family.
My hubby is great bout it too as are my kiddos, but so my people we know just aren't..my family could care less and even remark as to health and weight issue , and a few of my friends just blow it all off.
You can do this, and a standing ovation to you and your hubby both on your journey

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FIT4MEIN2013 10/2/2013 11:45PM

    What an amazing and supportive husband! emoticon You ARE doing it! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 10/2/2013 11:38PM

    How wonderful ! A supportive and vocal hubby .. Love that you are doing so well xxx emoticon emoticon

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IMREITE 10/2/2013 11:29PM

    Many peopls say "I try" but not many put in the effort to be able to do.

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VELVEETA4 10/2/2013 11:24PM

    Bless your heart, you ARE doing it! Great to hear you also have a supportive husband. That's what we marry them for, to lift us as we lift them. Rah rah rah, go go go! Keep up the great work :)

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BOOZEYFORD 10/2/2013 11:07PM

    Amazing. How a simple statement can tell us so much about ourselves, the one who said it and how they see us.

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COCK-ROBIN 10/2/2013 10:33PM

    He IS special! And you're spectacular!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/2/2013 10:07PM

    Awesome . . . I am so proud of you!!!!!! Way to go.

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BOLEBRON 10/2/2013 10:07PM

    I admire your courage and attitude. You are an inspiration for the rest of us emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon r sharing this wonderful blog

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ALICIA214 10/2/2013 9:47PM

 

That is one special man you have..

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KAT321123 10/2/2013 9:40PM

    I love this! Reminding yourself that are ARE doing it is a great way to keep yourself going. Great job! And kudos to your husband for giving you that boost that you could then pass on to us =)

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MJ7DM33 10/2/2013 9:26PM

  WTG! Keep it up!

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4RASCALS 10/2/2013 9:25PM

    Yes, you are doing it. Getting stronger every day.
Keep going .. love your determination and drive.
This is your time to shine

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    GREAT JOB!! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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