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Monday, June 02, 2008

i just returned from a trip to england. we spent a few days in london, then hopped on a train to scotland and then returned to london to celebrate a family member's 50th b/day. although it rained alot, we had a great time - a great time i know i wouldn't have had 40-50lbs ago. we walked everywhere (and scotland is very hilly), we climbed arthur's seat (above), i party hardied w/100 complete strangers - all things i NEVER would have been comfortable doing a year ago. i loved every second of it all!! i climbed the stairs at the airport WITH luggage, we had to sprint to catch a train that 50 lbs ago would have left me stranded and even more rewarding than all that?? i felt completely comfortable in my skin at a party where i knew only my husband and the 5 others sitting at my table. not so long ago i would have dreaded every second of it, i would have sat at the table miserable, i would have covered myself up w/long sleeves and tried to find something to wear that would cinch me in and cover the reality hidden beneath the fabric. NO, not this time at all. i wore a dress that felt comfortable b/c it fit me properly, i danced so much my husband even begged me to sit b/c his feet were hurting, i mingled like i was the host, someone even called the next day to say i was the life of the party!! go figure!

anyhow, the point of this is to tell you all how much fun i had and how much more fun i'm looking forward to having LIVING in the new me, LIVING in the now and taking in everything that life has to offer. i so look forward to more travelling, to climbing higher and farther (literally and figuratively) than i ever imagined i could, pushing myself beyond what i think my limits are. the only one that can limit me is myself and i won't ever stand in the way again.

ps - as if that wasn't all wonderful enough, when i stepped on the scale this morning i hadn't gained a pound!!! all the moving, shaking and climbing we did was enough exercise to keep me exactly where i'm most comfortable.
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    Congratulations on maintaining the new you! You, your mother and your sister are still an inspiration to many! It is so great to here you enjoying life!


    4681 days ago
    Wow! So you came to my country, England! lol! And it was raining? Doesn't surprise me at all. For the past 2 days it has still been raining. lol!

    I'm so pleased you haven't gained any weight. You look fantastic and obviously feel fantastic too. Good for you sweetie!

    Hugs and love Helen xxx

    Have a super weekend, my friend.
    4728 days ago
    What a wonderful entry and experience! Life really does change when we feel our best - more accurately, it's US that change but everything does improve...

    You looked sensational in your party dress and what completed the look was the radiant smile on your face - one of contentment, confidence and happiness. Grab it all with both hands, these are the rewards for doing the work and for believing in your abilities...
    4768 days ago
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