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Things really ARE easier...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I have been whining lately about how hard things seems to be at this time, but guess what? Compared to three years ago things are much, much easier. Not lugging around twice my optimum weight makes everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) easier. Walking around the grocery store is easier, taking the dog for his walks is easier, heck, breathing is easier. Sometimes I just need to stop and remember how far I have come and how much it is worth the effort and dedication. Yes, maintenance can be a balancing act, and sometimes I struggle to find that balance, but it is worth the struggle. Being fit and healthy is a million times better than fat, sick, and slowly dying. I have to remember that I enjoy my life the way it is now. I enjoy being alive!

So, a nice walk with the dog this morning, followed by walking to get blood work done. I went the long way around both ways. Healthy food cooking for lunch and a happy pup snuggled in my lap. What's not to be happy about? You know what? Nothing! Everything is good. I just have to remember how good it truly is... especially compared to the way it used to be.
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RAYLINSTEPHENS 1/19/2014 6:31PM

    What a wonderful blog!

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JEWELS571 1/15/2014 11:37AM

    So true!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you!

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GARDENCHRIS 1/15/2014 7:20AM

    we do tend to forget at times..

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/15/2014 12:05AM

    That is wonderful you have made some amazing changes.

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DOGLADY13 1/14/2014 11:05PM

    Way to go! You have so much to be proud of and to give thanks for. We all do, but you really have accomplished a lot, not the least is saving your own life. To paraphrase our Vice President, "that's a big ******* deal."

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_LINDA 1/14/2014 10:27PM

    Always good to take stock to keep you honest.
Way to go with your attitude of gratitude!

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BEST_LIFE_NOW 1/14/2014 9:50PM

  It made me happy to read your blog. emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 1/14/2014 9:42PM

    We do need to reflect and count our blessings.

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GOING-STRONG 1/14/2014 9:21PM

    So True! Sometimes we just need to reflect and count our blessings. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 1/14/2014 8:46PM

    I'm so happy for you!

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GINILEE4 1/14/2014 6:24PM

   

Thank you for reminding me of why I am changing my life, one step at a time. You have made a major decision much easier for me. Things are getting easier.

Gini

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/14/2014 3:51PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this gratitude! May we all remember to celebrate our successes!

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COLLEENROSTE 1/14/2014 3:43PM

    Sometimes we all need a trip to the past to remember how good things really are now. Having that horrible cold must have brought you to that point. You really DIDN'T like being sick for a week. Today's blog hints that up to 3 years ago your whole life was like that. So glad those days are behind you. And happy you are feeling better today. You know how to kick butt!

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DESERTDREAMERS 1/14/2014 3:34PM

    When we're in the middle of things, it's hard to see just how much things are different. Thanks for reminding us to look back to where we started!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/14/2014 3:30PM

    You are so right! That's great that things are so much better for you now.

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KSNANA2 1/14/2014 3:22PM

    Very upbeat and positive! Good for you!
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JACKIE15108 1/14/2014 2:59PM

    What a nice blog....I'm so happy to have read it. Thanks.
I'm basically at the bigging of my journey and to read your thoughts are amazing to me. It really IS worth all this effort!!!

Good luck with maintenance and your continued happiness!
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BIGPAWSUP 1/14/2014 2:32PM

    You have a great attitude! Way to go!

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