A repeat but this is my favorite version of this song- "I Wont Give Up" Jason Mraz youtu.be/BihpxrYPmUg
One of my greatest challenges is still probably one of my best assets, I'm stubborn. Don't give me odds or percentages for success. If there's a halfa halfa chance, I latch on to hope and live like it's happening tomorrow if not today.
*Rural child story*
There was this billy goat who hated me, charged me EVERY time he saw this little barefoot yellow haired child walk through the gate. But being the kid that decided every living creature was going to be my best friend, I made it my mission to make the goat from hell love me. Everyday repeated the same scenario, "Hey Billy goat, ya wanna play?", charge, pick myself up from the dirt...repeat until suppertime. To my defense the meanest chicken on the chicken farm loved me..until she was eaten..so I had all the more reason to hope. And of course we weren't planning on eating the goat so I had lots of time to win him over.
Then one day Mr. Billy Goat reached his head over the electric fence and called to me. I ran as fast as my dirty toes could take me, so happy he finally wanted my attention. Just as my hand reached out to pet him, he pulled his head back and the electric fence popped back into place right where my hand was. Bam! knocked me off my feet.
and yanoo getting jolted by the electric fence after being punk'd by the goat from hell still didn't phase me.
In a way I love that throughout all the change in my life I'm still not far off from that stubborn kid. This week I had to daily remind myself that healing hurts, which means hurting is still good, so I'm not giving up! That said I was careful, good food that focused on natural anti-inflammatory foods and herbs, workouts in the pool plus light stretching, lots of ab and core work, resting in the sunshine to replace running in the sunshine...All added up to 2 more pounds gone!
4/3/14 First 10 pounds gone
4/10/14 8 more go to for the second 10 :)
4/17/14 holding steady
4/24/14 2 more gone, 14 so far and 6 more to go to hit my second 10lbs lost.