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Dark Thirty

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I have the start of a nasty cold. I haven't slept well due to coughing a lot so I have been awake since dark thirty....For me that means time to think. I thought about all the things I had planned today. By now I would be at the gym running on a treadmill since the belt on mine broke. I was able to sign up for 2 months then I will be running outside. I also thought about how I will be missing weight lifting class. I love that class so much and I can see how much stronger I am getting. I love that. I realized that I need to be well rested to lift weights. I use my brain more lifting weights than any other workout I do. I believe that good form is important and when I am tired that isn't possible for me. I do know that I also had a date with myself to walk to town to deposit my paycheck. Now that I believe I can do that once I get some rest. While I have been up I have had time to think about my life style change and the positive effects I have had. I remember the time I went shopping for blue jeans. I was so excited to bring home a size 9. I had been double digits in clothing all of my adult life. I even got up to a size 16/18. Now being that size did not feel good physically or emotionally. I had a hard time getting around and doing the simplest things like tying my shoes. I did not like what I saw in the mirror. I knew I had to change this. So when I came home with those size 9's I knew I was on the right track. I was grateful for those size 9's that day but to be honest I don't want to go back there. I love living in my size 1's. I do know for me it's not about the number. I have learned that in this life style change it's about good health. So being smaller is good for my arthritis. That extra weight was hard on my joints. When I was heavier I had asthma too so now that is gone. I also know that my clean eating life style has helped too as my hypoglycemia is better. I don't find it hard to stay this size. The only fight I have is other people telling me that I am too skinny. It's not about being too skinny it's all about my health. Hopefully when I build some more serious muscles people will stop calling me too skinny. But if they don't I say "go get some tissues and deal with your issues" I am doing this for me and my health so I don't care what you think. As I sit here I can tell that the thinking about things is mostly gone so now I am getting tired. I knew that would happen. So I am off for the rest I need as that is good for a healthy life style too.
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FENWAYGIRL18 1/16/2014 2:49PM

    I think sometimes people get jealous of ones success with weight loss even if they don't really have an issue. It means your stronger then them in some way and they take it as them not being good enough.
You've come a long way Terri don't let anyone make you feel bad about getting healthy, you are a very STRONG person and you'll beat this cold and soon be back doing all the things you love!
I wish you a speedy recovery my friend! emoticon

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BRENDAGAIL9 1/16/2014 9:49AM

    Great thinking!, I too, hate it when others share their opinion as to what someone else should do. This is our life and no one else can live it. We make our own choices and I prefer mine are healthy. We have so many baked goods downstairs all the time. I watch others eat them and they urge me to join and I just tell them, no thank you. That isn't something I can eat

Have a good day.

Brenda

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