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Encouragement for You!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dear SparkSisters,

I want to write this blog to encourage all of you to STAY SERIOUS! And get more serious if you need to! So far I've lost 53 pounds, and I'll tell you some of the things I've been experiencing - I hope they will encourage you.
1. I've been casting clothes out of my closet at an unbelievable rate and giving them away to friends who are also in the weight loss transition.
2. It's so much fun to try on clothes that I've been saving (you know, hoping they'll fit "some day"), and now they're too big!
3. Buying new clothes is a challenge for a new reason: now everything fits and I have to choose which things I want, instead of just buying the few things that fit.
4. Yesterday I went for a pre-op physical. My doctor was so impressed with the 50# weight loss. And as he read off my cholesterol results to me, he said "Yea!" after each one! Total Cholesterol = 152 (YEA!), HDL = 53 (YEA!), LDL = 89 (YEA!), Glucose = 77 (YEA!). He showed me the charts of results over the last few years and said "Look how good you're doing".
5. The anesthesiologist said, "Your EKG is perfect, just like all your other results". Thank God for health! I guess if I have to have shoulder surgery, I might as well at least be at a low risk for complications.
6. While in San Diego I got into the hotel pool in spite of a couple of business men working at the other end of the patio. Thank God for helping me to overcome self-consciousness (wearing a size 10 bathing suit helped)!

Anyway, friends, that's some of my encouragement for now (there's more). I want all of you to experience this too. emoticon emoticon, Ena
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    Oh Ena ! I am so happy for you ! I cannot wait to have those experiences too ! You are such a blessing. You are always helpful and cheerful..
    thank you for saying that I can do it too !
    4166 days ago
    Ena, How very exciting for you. Just reading your blog made me feel like I was right there with you experiencing it too! WooHoo, you go! Isn't it wonderful to have the clothes "outgrow" you for a change and to be able to buy what you like and/or want. A size 10 bathing suit!!! How wonderful!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is encouragement and great motivation!!!
    Keep up the great work!!!
    God bless you.
    4166 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/20/2008 8:42:36 PM
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